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Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1995 (detail), 1995, David Sims. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of and © David Sims


  Perfection in Black; Margaret Horan, 1935, Edward Steichen. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © Condé Nast/Vogue, November 1, 1935

Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911–2011

June 26–October 21, 2018 | The Getty Center
This exhibition surveys the rich and varied history of modern fashion photography, exploring the ways in which photographers whose careers have been closely associated with the industry have shaped evolving notions of style and beauty. Icons of Style features more than 160 photographs presented alongside a selection of costumes, illustrations, magazine covers, videos, and advertisements.

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  Labor Is Entitled to All It Creates, 2012, Andrea Bowers. The Getty Research Institute, 3023-849. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Andrea Bowers

Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists

June 26–October 28, 2018 | The Getty Center
This highly visual and experiential presentation of some of the most lively and surprising works from the Getty Research Institute's extensive collections focuses on artists' books that can be unpacked, unfolded, unfurled, or disassembled. They are made to be displayed on the wall or deployed as sculptures or installations. The exhibition seeks to provoke new inquiry into the nature of art and to highlight the essential role that books play in contemporary culture.

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Off the 405: Peaking Lights Family Band with Onochie Chukwurah

Saturday, June 23, 6:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Peaking Lights is electronic dance music duo Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, whose five albums and many recordings combine elements of dub, reggae, Krautrock, disco, and psychedelic pop. For Off the 405 they are appearing as the expanded Peaking Lights Family Band with a group of fifteen musicians and dancers based in Los Angeles, including drummer Onochie Chukwurah of Fela Kuti's original band. A celebration of diverse of rhythms and sounds, their music is a combination of electronic and African rhythms and psychedelics, dubbed out through Peaking Lights' "echodelic" filter. DJ set by Aquarium Drunkard.

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  Detail from Bástyasétány hetvennégy (Singing on the Treadmill), 1974

Gyula Gazdag and Cold War Hungarian Cinema

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 4:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
Two seminal films by renowned Hungarian film director Gyula Gazdag, A válogatás (1970) and Bástyasétány hetvennégy (1974), feature Gazdag's sharp observation and subtle satire of the regime that ruled Hungary at the time. Vera Mijojlic, director of the South East European Film Festival, will introduce the films. Following the screenings, Mijojlic will be joined in conversation by award-winning documentary filmmakers Gabor Kalman and Endre Hules.

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Bacchus Uncorked: Drinking and Thinking

June 2 and 16, 5:00–8:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Ancient Greeks took wine and conversation seriously. Come celebrate drinking and thinking at the reinstalled Getty Villa, where our focus is on the exhibition Plato in LA: Contemporary Artists' Visions. Learn about Plato's relevance today from Plato experts, then enjoy wine, appetizers, and conversation with fun-loving philosophers in the picturesque outdoor setting of the Getty Villa.

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  Hand-drawn hologram by Tristan Duke. Photo: Joshua White/

Wonders of Art and Science: A Day of Discovery

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Discover how the imagination and activities of artists can contribute to scientific discovery. Artists and scientists collaborating in the Renaissance spirit of artist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci share their ideas and projects. Demonstrations begin at 11:30 a.m. at various locations around the Getty. Participants will present and discuss their projects at 2:00 p.m. with celebrated author Lawrence Weschler.

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  Mohsen Namjoo & Faraualla in collaboration with Shirin Neshat & Shoja Azari

On the String of the Tear's Bow: A Conversation with Mohsen Namjoo, Shirin Neshat, and Shoja Azari

Monday, June 4, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Renowned Iranian singer-songwriter and composer Mohsen Namjoo, and artists Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari, come to the Getty to discuss their collaboration, On the String of the Tear's Bow. This musical and visual odyssey investigates the confluence of cultures along the Silk Road with interpretations of traditional songs by Namjoo and video and photographic installations by Neshat and Azari. Moderated by Peter Sellars.

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Radiance: The Art of Color

Sunday, June 10, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Renowned art historian Simon Schama celebrates the power of color in masterpieces of art and architecture. He investigates how artists across time and borders used color to achieve greater realism, dazzling visual impact, and spiritual ecstasy. This program is co-presented with PBS SoCal.

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Drawing from the Masters: Drawn to Flowers

June 3 and 17, 3:30–5:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
Discover the art of drawing flowers with botanical artist Debora Shaw and learn about basic flower structure, gesture, and shading.

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Art Circles

Saturday, June 9, 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.

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  Statue of Hercules (Lansdowne Herakles; detail), about AD 125, Roman. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Drawing from Antiquity: Ancient Superheroes

Saturday, June 16, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
In Greek mythology, superheroes were men or women of special strength, courage, or ability who were often of divine ancestry and noted for their courageous acts. Their depictions grace many mosaics, vases, and sculptures at the Getty Villa. Discover the myths that made these heroes famous and create a drawing of your favorite ancient hero.

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Family Festival

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Explore the ancient and contemporary art and culture of Egypt and India at this interactive festival inspired by the exhibitions Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India and Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World. Enjoy classical Indian dance, make crafts inspired by the Nile and the Pharaohs, or get up and dance Bollywood style.

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Getty Unshuttered Live

Wednesday, June 20, 7:30–10 p.m. | The Getty Center
Teens take over as the Getty Center becomes an eye-popping immersive showcase for photos from the Getty Unshuttered community. Join us in celebrating the voices of teen artists and activists from LA and beyond. Interactive experiences created by the USC School of Cinematic Arts transform the Museum Courtyard into a multi-story, multimedia festival with food, music, and more!

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Play-Doh Play

Saturdays, June 23 and 30, 3:30–5:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
What if Plato played with Play-Doh? In this free drop-in family workshop, create play-dough sculptures inspired by art in the Getty Villa. Add to a communal sculpture and make your own play-dough to take home. This program complements the exhibition Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists' Visions.

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Amarna Princess

This reproduction depicts an Egyptian princess, thought to be one of the daughters of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. The original sculpture dates from Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty, when the pharaoh Akhenaten had the first life-like, naturalistic portraits made at the workshop led by the master sculptor, Thutmose. Until that time, only static, idealizing portraiture had existed.

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  Photograph by Michel Arnaud for Harper's Bazaar. Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 1993–1994. Gift of Arnaud Associates. FIDM Museum and Library, Inc.

Capturing the Catwalk

Through July 7, 2018; Tuesday–Saturday,
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Capturing the Catwalk explores the pioneering photography of Michel Arnaud, whose work for Harper's Bazaar and British Vogue spans the 1970s–1990s. Featuring garments and accessories from brands such as Dior, Chanel, and Versace alongside selections from Arnaud's photographic archive, this exhibition highlights runway spectacle in the age of supermodels.

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Highlights at a Glance—June


Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India Through June 24, 2018
Pastels in Pieces Through July 29, 2018
Pathways to Paradise: Medieval India and Europe Through August 5, 2018
Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World Through September 9, 2018
In Focus: Expressions Through October 7, 2018
A Queen's Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer Through January 6, 2019


Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists' Visions Through September 3, 2018
Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance Through May 27, 2019


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