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Form and color study (detail), ca. 1929–1930, Joost Schmidt. Watercolor over graphite on paper. Joost Schmidt Papers. The Getty Research Institute, 860972


Bauhaus Beginnings

June 11–October 13 | The Getty Center
The groundbreaking German school of art and design known as the Bauhaus deeply influenced how the arts are taught today. Marking the 100th anniversary of the school's opening, Bauhaus Beginnings investigates its early commitment to spiritual expression, its innovative first-year curriculum, and its use of diverse media to introduce the work of students and masters to international audiences.

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Bauhaus: Building the New Artist

June 11–ongoing
Visit this digital exhibition to explore the Bauhaus's history, radical pedagogy, and theoretical underpinnings. You can also try your hand at three interactive exercises and immerse yourself in the Bauhaus curriculum.

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  The Plague-Stricken Animals (detail), 1731, Jean Baptiste Oudry. Brush and black ink, gray wash, heightened with white gouache, on blue paper. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Reading between the Lines: Drawing Illustrations

June 4–September 15 | The Getty Center
The illustration of written texts has provided artists with inspiration and gainful employment across the centuries. Presenting some of the most beautifully finished drawings and watercolors in the Getty collection, this exhibition explores illustration as a branch of artistic production in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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  Fresco with an Architectural Landscape (detail), about 40 B.C., Roman. Plaster and pigment. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Photo: Giorgio Albano

Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri

June 26–October 28 | The Getty Villa
The ancient Villa dei Papiri, model for the Getty Villa, was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. It was then rediscovered and explored by subterranean tunnels in the 1750s and 1760s and partially re-excavated in the 1990s and early 2000s. This exhibition presents many of the most spectacular finds and examines attempts to unroll and decipher the carbonized papyri.

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  Photo: Billy Zules

Off the 405: L'Rain

Saturday, June 22, 6:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
L'Rain is the sprawling sparkling pop project of Brooklyn's Taja Cheek. Making her Los Angeles debut, the songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer borrows equally from '90s R&B, musique concrète, and ambient soundscapes.

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  Stills from Die Näherin (The Seamstress), ca. 1930, Heinrich Brocksieper (director), Utz Brocksieper (photographer). 35mm film. © Archiv Brocksieper

Bauhaus on Screen

Sunday, June 16, 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
As part of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, this screening presents a 90-minute program of black-and-white short films produced at the art and design school, followed by a lecture with filmmaker and writer Thomas Tode.

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  Vovelle, shortly after 1386, English. Pen and black ink and tempera on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with black morocco. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Drinking in the Past: Wine and Astrology from the Middle Ages to Today

Saturday, June 1, 6:00–9:00 p.m.; repeats Sunday, June 2, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Throughout the Middle Ages and in Europe, the movements of the moon, sun, stars, and planets were believed to affect every aspect of our well-being. Join curator Bryan C. Keene and sommelier Mark Mark Keene for a tasting program that pairs biodynamically produced wines with medieval horoscopes. Enjoy wine tasting after the talk.

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  Sculpture with Pelicans, 1500s, Western European. Painted linden and willow wood. Swiss National Museum, Zurich. Image: Swiss National Museum, LM-3972, DIG-10683

Our Animals, Our Selves: A Southern California Bestiary

Sunday, June 2, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Inspired by Book of Beasts, the Getty Museum's exhibition of medieval bestiaries, this talk explores the myriad and complex connections between humans and animals in Southern California.

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  Gravestone of a Woman with Her Attendant (detail), about 100 B.C., East Greek. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum

What Can the Ancient World Teach Us about Feminism?

Tuesday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
How did women in ancient societies carve out roles for themselves, resist misogyny, and defend themselves against discrimination? Panelists consider how women in ancient societies empowered themselves long before contemporary feminist movements. Co-presented with Zócolo Public Square.

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Living with the Gods: Neil MacGregor in Conversation with James Cuno

Thursday, June 6, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
James Cuno, president and CEO of the Getty, joins Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum, to discuss the return of religion to the central political stage in societies around the world. MacGregor also presents his latest book, Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples.

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  Pray, 2012, Kate Clark. Antelope hide and horns, foam, clay, pins, thread, and rubber eyes. Collection of Chet Robachinski and Jerry Slipman. © Kate Clark

Artists and Beasts: Why Animals?

Thursday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Animals have been depicted in artworks for tens of thousands of years, dating to the earliest known cave paintings. In this panel discussion, three contemporary artists explore the enduring desire to find the human in the animal world, and vice versa.

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  Destruction (detail) from The Course of Empire, 1836, Thomas Cole. Oil on canvas. The New-York Historical Society (Public Domain-US)

Is Civilization on the Verge of Collapse?

Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
What are the risks of human society returning to a less civilized age? Even if we all agreed that we're close to the apocalypse, do humans have the capacity to save themselves? This panel examines whether the future will only end up taking us backwards.

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  The Brothel of Pompeii from the 1st century B.C.E.–1st century C.E. (Photograph by General Cucombre licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)

Beyond Sex: Excavating Pompeii's Brothel

Saturday, June 22, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Pompeii's brothel, carefully designed for its function, is the only securely identified house of prostitution from Greco-Roman antiquity. Archaeologist Sarah Levin-Richardson leads us on a virtual tour of the structure, from architecture to ancient graffiti and from erotic frescoes to archaeological finds.

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  "The Universe" from the Scivias, ca. 1165, by Hildegard von Bingen. Manuscript illumination. Image: The Yorck Project (2002)

Creation and Cosmos in the 12th Century: Hildegard's Cosmic Egg

Sunday, June 23, 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Join theology professor Margot Fassler on a journey through the stages of creation according to the Book of Genesis and to a 12th-century, egg-shaped model of the universe as envisioned by scientist and German nun Hildegard of Bingen.

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  Orpheus Charming the Animals (detail), about 1600, Josias Murer II. Black ink and brown wash on paper. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Drawing from the Masters: Capturing Animals

Sundays, June 2 and 16, 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
Discover techniques for drawing animals while learning the basics of animal structure and anatomy with artist Peter Zokosky.

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Art Circles

Saturday, June 29, 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.

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Drawing from Antiquity: Water

Saturday, June 29, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Enjoy the beauty of the Getty Villa's gardens and the many sounds of running water, and learn special techniques to draw the refreshing water feature of your choice.

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Family Floralia Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
To celebrate the ancient season of Floralia—in honor of the Roman goddess Flora—explore the Villa gardens with your family, discover beautiful flowers, and make seed balls to grow an ancient garden of your own.

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  Dragon Knight. Photo by Aaron Paley

Family Festival: The Book of Beasts

Saturday, June 15, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Lions and tigers and bears and...unicorns and bearded dragons? Oh my! Find delight and wonder in the fantastic animals roaming the Getty Center during a festival inspired by the exhibition Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World.

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Powerful Protectors: Magic in the Roman World

Saturday, June 15, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Through magical chants and special objects, ancient Romans harnessed the forces of nature and asked supernatural beings to bring good. In this interactive workshop, customize a personal power pouch and join theatrical play to activate the magic!

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If you've been thinking about donating your time to an arts institution, consider joining the Getty's Docent Program. We believe in welcoming visitors with open arms, embracing diversity, and creating magic in the galleries and gardens. You'll learn how to use enthusiasm, close-looking, and dialogue to bring greater meaning to the Museum's art. Come join our team!

Recruitment for new docents at the Getty Center and Getty Villa ends June 30.

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Cross Sections: A Day of Art Events
at AJU

Sunday, June 30, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
Spend a Sunday at our beautiful campus. Come to one event or stay for all!

Artist Talk with Orr Herz
Join a conversation about distractions, working with collections, and creating children's books.

Non-Gluing Book Technique Workshop with B Neimeth
Learn bookmaking tools, basic principles, and techniques to create your own chapbooks and zines.

Performance by Diana Wyenn
Performers take you on a tour in one of LA's best kept secrets: the Sondra and Marvin Smalley Sculpture Garden.

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Highlights at a Glance—June


Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years Through June 2, 2019
Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography Through June 9, 2019
Oscar Rejlander: Artist Photographer Through June 9, 2019
Mapping Space: Recent Acquisitions in Focus Through July 14, 2019
The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts Through July 21, 2019
Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World Through August 18, 2019
Eighteenth-Century Pastel Portraits Through October 13, 2019
Flight of Fancy: The Galle Chandelier Through April 19, 2020


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