Saturday, August 24, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Singer-songwriter San Cha is known for her powerful, emotional renditions of traditional Mexican rancheras. On the Getty's courtyard stage, she will perform a theatrical concert complete with a romance, wedding, and betrayal. Special guests and DJs will start the party.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, September 5–28, 8:00 p.m.
| The Getty Villa
In this bold new version of Sophocles's timeless tale of hurting and healing, the wounded Philoctetes has suffered alone on a desert island for years, stranded there thanks to Odysseus. But now Odysseus needs Phil's magic weapons to win the Trojan War, and enlists Achilles's daughter Nia to help make peace. Directed and adapted by Aaron Posner; music by Cliff Eberhardt; coproduced by Maryland's Round House Theatre.
Still from Citizen Lane showing Derbhle Crotty as Lady Gregory and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane
Film screening: Citizen Lane
Thursday, September 5, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
The Getty Research Institute presents a special screening of Citizen Lane (2018, 84 minutes, BluRay), a portrait of Irish modern-art collector Hugh Lane. Set in Dublin in the early 20th century, the film richly narrates the story of Lane's establishment of the first public modern art gallery. Morna O'Neill, associate professor of art at Wake Forest University and author of Hugh Lane: The Art Market and the Art Museum 1893–1915, will introduce the film and host a Q&A after the screening.
The Visitation (detail), early 16th century, French. Tempera colors on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig IX 16 (83.ML.112), fol. 165v
Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print
August 6–October 27, 2019 | The Getty Center
In the late Middle Ages, new printing technologies in Europe gave rise to a rich period of experimental cross-fertilization: artists created hybrid works including books printed to look like manuscripts and painted compositions modeled after prints. This exhibition includes masterpieces of both media, challenging the division between them.
Saturday, August 10, 6:00–8:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Enrich your Saturday nights. Join an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring one masterpiece with an educator. The chosen work of art changes every session, making each visit a new experience.
Fresco with Ducks and Deer, about 40 B.C., Roman. Plaster and pigment. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Photo: Giorgio Albano. On view in Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri through October 28
Drawing from Antiquity: Flora and Fauna in Roman Art
Saturday, August 24, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
| The Getty Villa
Ancient artists represented a variety of plants and animals in art, especially in frescoes. Find inspiration from the vibrant images in wall paintings and draw from nature, or copy an image with watercolor pencils.
Garden Concerts for Kids: Elena Moon Park and Friends
Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4, 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
The band Elena Moon Park and Friends celebrates folk and children's music from all over East Asia, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories. The tunes range from northern Japanese sea shanties to Tibetan jump rope rhymes, joyous Korean harvest sing-alongs, and Taiwanese train songs.
The Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers put their passion for the great outdoors at the heart of their Americana folk music. Joe and Justin record and perform family music to inspire children and their parents to step out into the natural world and get creative.
Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
The Lucky Band create indie music sounds with smart, crafty lyrics and irresistibly fresh pop beats. Members Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis made six acclaimed and award-winning records that offer a musical and topical range aimed at exploring all the wonder and joy of a young person's life.
Saturdays, August 3, 10, and 17, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
| The Getty Villa
Ancient Roman artists worked together to create incredible mosaic floors from pieces of marble and glass. Discover this enduring art form using the familiar material of colorful bricks. Build alongside Brick artist Andy Bauch to recreate mosaics inspired by the Getty Villa's collection.
Sunday, August 11, Tuesday, August 13, and Saturday, August 17, 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
Dragons, bonnacons, and bears, oh my! Create your own medieval beast at this pop-up print lab with artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari from Mobile Arts Platform. Explore screen and block printing to make real or imaginary animals roam and soar across the page. Complements the exhibition Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World.
Explore our curated collection inspired by the exhibition Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World. From the stunning catalogue to this exclusive tote bag, you'll find dragons, unicorns, griffins—and much more—in this unique selection of books and other related items.
The REDCAT New Original Works Festival launches nine new works by Los Angeles artists who are redefining the boundaries of contemporary performance to invent hybrid artistic disciplines, reimagine traditions, and confront urgent issues.
Each weekend features a triple bill premiered on Thursday and repeated Friday and Saturday.