The Getty Center
Family Festival Celebrating Gardens of the Renaissance
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
10:30–11:15 a.m. and 2:30–3:15 p.m.
Brigid's Daughters features Colleen Russell, Stephanie Molen, and friends. Dressed in beautiful Italian gowns, these performers set to entertain and delight you with music written in the Renaissance era in six different languages.
Ad Hoc Consort
Noon–12:45 p.m. and 3:35–4:30 p.m.
The Ad Hoc Consort is an eclectic group of musicians that enjoy playing and performing music from the Renaissance and medieval periods on instruments from those eras. Recorders, krumhorns, sackbuts, viols, shawms, and serpents make up what you'll see. Come experience the true sounds of the English Renaissance!
1:15–2:00 p.m. and 5:00–5:45 p.m.
A high-energy troop of English country dancers performs leaps and lifts in a swirling flash of color and sound. Join these lively lads and lasses in a step or two.
MUSEUM LECTURE HALL
Flower Fairies: A Bouquet of Tales
1:00–1:45 p.m. and 3:30–4:15 p.m.
Storyteller David Prather employs a flowering humor, cultivated wit, and budding audience participation to bring flower-centric stories to full bloom!
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Garden of Crafted Delights with Asuka Hisa (Museum Courtyard)
Create a Renaissance garden full of original floral and vegetal works of art in this site-specific participatory workshop.
Floral Frames (Museum Courtyard)
Use floral-pattern paper, botanic stencils, and tissue paper to create flowers to decorate a frame to display your postcard-sized art.
Postcards (GRI Lawn)
Create your own work of art using rubber stamps with floral patterns. We will mail your postcard anywhere in the world!
Renaissance Wreath with Marianne Sadowski (Museum Courtyard)
Create a beautiful wreath adorned with fresh flowers and then parade around the festival grounds in all your glory.
Family Festival Celebrating Looking East: Rubens's Encounter with Asia
April 13, 2013
Experience Korean culture in this family festival inspired by the exhibition Looking East: Rubens's Encounter with Asia. Master choreographers Kim Eung Hwa, Kwan Gyu Lim, and Don Kim present their world-class dance companies. Make your own charm, propeller, or Korean headdress at interactive workshops led by the Paper Culture Foundation.
Family Festival Celebrating Herb Ritts: L.A. Style and Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity
June 9, 2012
Delve into the world of celebrity, image, photography, and Los Angeles at this free daylong family festival inspired by the exhibitions Herb Ritts: L.A. Style and Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity. Participants designed a magazine cover with a photo of themself as the featured celebrity, learned how to vogue like Madonna, and danced to the sounds of Los Angeles at the close of the 20th century.
Pacific Standard Time Family Festival
October 22, 2011
Inspired by art in L.A., this daylong festival invited a new generation of local artists to reinterpret the creative legacy of artists featured in the Pacific Standard Time initiative. Guests discovered special performances and unexpected installations by Machine Project, Kim Ye, and other local artists, made their own mail art, helped to recreate a version of Di Suvero's Peace Tower with Becca Lofchie, and so much more at this only-in-Los Angeles event! This event was part of Pacific Standard Time at the Getty Center.
Family Festival Celebrating Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia
June 4, 2011
Visitors experienced the beauty and wonder of Cambodia in this daylong celebration complementing the exhibition Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia. This festival featured traditional Cambodian music and dance performances, hands-on workshops, storytelling with Sheetal Gandhi, and a fashion show featuring traditional Cambodian clothing.
Family Festival Celebrating Photography from the New China and Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road
March 19, 2011
Visitors discovered the richness and beauty of the ancient empires of India, Japan, and China as well as recent explosions in artistic creativity. This festival featured traditional Chinese opera, Chinese folktales told by a master storyteller, and the amazing music and dance of these vibrant cultures. Inspired by Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road and Photography from the New China.
Family Festival Celebrating Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Innovation
June 5, 2010 Visitors entered the world of Leonardo da Vinci and Italian culture in this daylong celebration with music, theater, storytelling, and interactive workshops. Featured were the tale of Pinocchio as performed by Will & Company, the timeless magic of commedia dell'arte in The World on the Moon directed by Orlando Pabotoy, folk music by Musicntica, story teller Carl Weintraub as Leonardo da Vinci, and art-making workshops including making a sketchbook inspired by Leonardo's drawings, creating a maquette of an equestrian monument, making a frame and designing a postcard. Inspired by the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention.
Family Festival Celebrating French Art and Culture
September 12, 2009
Vive la France! Visitors enjoyed a day in the Gallic countryside with this Family Festival, which featured the chanteuse Jessica Fichot as well as the cosmopolitan sounds of Jean-Paul Monsché. The event also featured folktales and the giant fantastic creatures by Dragon Knights. Inspired by two exhibitions: Capturing Nature's Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscapes and Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution.
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