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The Competition in Sittacene and the Placating of Sisigambis (detail), about 1470–75, Master of the Jardin de vertueuse consolation and assistant. Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XV 8, fol. 99

Opening This Month

  Seated Woman with a Fan, about 1717, Jean-Antoine Watteau. Red, black, and white chalk on light brown paper. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawings from Los Angeles Collections

July 1–September 21, 2014 | The Getty Center
Celebrating the art of drawing in France during the 18th century, this exhibition illustrates the aesthetic evolution from the decorative exuberance of the Rococo style to the linear austerity of Neoclassicism. Works from the J. Paul Getty Museum and from distinguished private Los Angeles collections by such artists as François Boucher, Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and Jean-Antoine Watteau are featured.

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  A Tournament Contest, about 1560–70. Tempera colors and gold and silver paint on paper bound between original pasteboard covered with original brown calf. The J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. Luwig XV 14, fol. 8

Chivalry in the Middle Ages

July 8–November 30, 2014 | The Getty Center
Our popular understanding of the Middle Ages—with visions of damsels in distress and knights in shining armor—is dominated by the romantic ideal of chivalry. Drawn from the Getty Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition explores how elite members of medieval society practiced the chivalric arts to demonstrate their affluence and sophistication.

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  Tom Murphy, San Francisco, 1948, Minor White. Gelatin silver print. The Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum, bequest of Minor White. © Trustees of Princeton University

Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit

July 8–October 19, 2014 | The Getty Center
Controversial, misunderstood, and sometimes overlooked, Minor White (American 1908–1976) was one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. His photographs demonstrate an understanding of the aesthetic and technical aspects of photography as well as its potential to be a medium of spiritual transformation. White's work as an artist, teacher, editor, and critic exerted a powerful influence on a generation of photographers and still resonates today.

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  Rebecca, 2005, Alec Soth. Chromogenic print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Alec Soth, courtesy of Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis. © Alec Soth

Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection

July 8–October 19, 2014 | The Getty Center
By juxtaposing contemporary and historical photographs from the permanent collection, this exhibition examines how these photographs relate to each other despite shifting technical developments and aesthetic concerns. Image groupings reveal the rich diversity of photographic approaches to subjects that have engaged photographers for the past century.

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Continuing This Month

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The Scandalous Art of James Ensor

Through September 7, 2014 | The Getty Center
Bursting with mad creativity sparked by the latest developments in the avant-garde, Belgian-artist James Ensor mined artistic sources both high and low, old and new, familiar and exotic to create paintings, drawings, and prints that culminated in his masterpiece owned by the Getty Museum, Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889 (1888). Discover Ensor, from his initial adoption of naturalism, to the bizarre, grotesque, and satirical creations in his later life.

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  "Bach" from Terrain (detail), 1963, Yvonne Rainer. Gelatin silver print. Photo: Al Giese. The Getty Research Institute

Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films

Through October 12, 2014
One of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years, dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer impacted multiple movements: minimalism, conceptual art, feminist art, and postmodernism. This exhibition surveys Rainer's major performance and film works and includes an array of photographs, scores, journals, and posters, as well as a complete retrospective of Rainer's avant-garde films.

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Last Chance For . . .

In Focus: Ansel Adams
Through July 20, 2014 | The Getty Center

Getty Exhibitions around L.A.

No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station
Through August 10, 2014 at the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library

Through September 21, 2014 at the El Segundo Museum of Art



Persians by Aeschylus

September 4–27: Tickets on sale July 1 | The Getty Villa
Tickets for the Getty Villa's Annual Outdoor Theater Production go on sale July 1!

Directed by Anne Bogart
Created and Performed by SITI Company
Translated by Aaron Poochigian

This emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court is not only the earliest Greek tragedy to survive, but also the sole surviving play centered on a historic battle. Persians glorifies the Athenian victors, yet humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community.

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  Chicano Batman

Saturdays Off the 405

Saturday, July 12 and 26, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Two lively concerts are featured in this month's Saturdays Off the 405 series. On July 12, Chicano Batman are "the Eastside L.A. fusionists whose sabor simmers with cumbia, Mexican ballads, Brazilian tropicalia, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and Cream" (LA Weekly). On July 26, Caught A Ghost features a modern take on blue-eyed soul, fusing classic Motown elements with dubstep, '90s rap, and electronica.

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  No Age

Friday Flights: Hosted by No Age

Friday, July 19, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
This evening event brings together Los Angeles-based musicians, visual artists, and creative thinkers for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights. Listen to a DJ set, attend a thought-provoking gallery talk, and experience eclectic video art or an artist's intervention. The July 18th event is hosted by experimental punk band No Age.

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  The Tram Arrival Plaza will look much more colorful on July 19!

Fuzzy Grids II: A Participatory Artwork

Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Help rearrange large cubes across the Getty's gridded plaza into a wild canvas of colorful shapes. Add your own creative touch or simply observe as this living work of art evolves throughout the day. This eye-catching project by was designed by Predock_Frane Architects especially for the Getty Center.

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  Bath Floor Mosaic with a Wine Cup and Peacocks, Greek, late 5th–early 6th century. Stone and glass tesserae on plaster. Image courtesy of the 24th EBA, inv. no 9

ArtQuest! Magnificent Mosaics

Daily, July 28–August 3, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Drop by and help create a mosaic with artist Karen Silton. Use pieces of tile and broken plates to contribute to a weeklong community mosaic project inspired by artworks in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections.

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  Neptun Werft, Warnemünde, V: August 2, 1997, Vera Lutter. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. © Vera Lutter, courtesy of the artist

Convergences in Photography

Wednesday, July 9, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Lawrence Weschler, author of Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences, presents his theory of visual relationships. His book provides the conceptual backdrop to the exhibition Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection. Following this presentation, he joins curator Virginia Heckert and photographers Vera Lutter and Scott McFarland to discuss photographic convergences.

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  Floor Mosaic with a Personification of Autumn, Greek, A.D. 300s, from Argos; marble, limestone, and glass. Image courtesy of the Archaeological Museum of Argos.

At the Byzantine Table: Greek Traditions, Roman Tastes

Saturday, July 19, 5:30 p.m. Lecture; 7:00 p.m. Dinner | The Getty Villa
A special program at the Getty Villa explores the culinary world of the Byzantine Empire (A.D. 330–1453) with a lecture by historian Andrew Dalby on the distinctive flavors, aromas, and textures of this distant empire and a four-course dinner inspired by the cuisine of Byzantium. Tickets $175 per person (includes wine). Tickets available beginning Tuesday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m.

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Also in July

The Way through Camerawork: Minor White in San Francisco, 1946–1953
Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 p.m., The Getty Center

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Highlights at a Glance—July

Opening This Month

Rococo to Revolution (July 1–Sept. 21)
Minor White (July 8–Oct. 19)
Convergences (July 8–Oct. 19)
Chivalry in the Middle Ages (July 8–Nov. 30)

Continuing This Month

No Further West: The Story of Union Station (at the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library (Through August 10)
The Scandalous Art of James Ensor (Through Sept. 7)
SCRATCH (at the El Segundo Museum of Art) (Through Sept. 21)
Yvonne Rainer (Through Oct. 12)


In Focus: Ansel Adams (Through June 1)

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Performance: Saturdays Off the 405 (July 12 & 26)
Performance: Friday Flights (July 18)
Lecture: Convergences in Photography (July 9)
Family: Fuzzy Grids (July 19)
Lecture: Minor White in San Francisco (July 23)

Continuing This Month

Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections (Through August 25)

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Lecture and Dinner: At the Byzantine Table (July 19)
Theater: Persians by Aeschylus (Sept. 4–27: Tickets available July 1)
Family: Magnificent Mosaics (July 28–Aug. 3)


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