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Saturday Nights at the Getty: Lonnie Holley

Saturday, January 12, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Join artist and musician Lonnie Holley as he performs unique improvisational compositions inspired by his upbringing in the American South. Holley's art and music were born from struggle and hardship and have manifested in a beguiling and singular universe of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound. His journey to find healing through art-making has led him to collaborate and tour worldwide with artists such as Animal Collective, Bon Iver, Bill Callahan, and Deerhunter, to name just a few, and his artwork has been exhibited widely, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the White House.

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  Los Pleneros de la 21

Sounds of L.A.: Los Pleneros de la 21

Saturday, January 19, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, January 20, 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
What is the sound of community? The Getty's annual concert series Sounds of L.A. offers intriguing answers through the music of masters and up-and-coming musicians from around the globe. This month: Puerto Rican bomba and plena from Los Pleneros de la 21. Presented in association with the 2019 Smithsonian Year of Music.

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  The Discovery of Honey by Bacchus (detail), about 1499, Piero di Cosimo. Worcester Art Museum, MA, Museum Purchase, 1937.76. Image © the Worcester Art Museum

Renaissance Nudes and the Power of Looking

Saturday, January 12, 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
How did Renaissance people understand their reactions to looking at images of the naked body? Jill Burke, senior lecturer at the Edinburgh College of Art, delves into medical, literary, and spiritual writings of the Renaissance to consider how sight was understood to impact the body and mind. Depictions of the naked body were believed to enhance religious devotion, affect the course of disease, form beautiful babies, or drive viewers wild with desire.

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  Moche Prisoner Vessel, 100–750 A.D., pigment and clay, Museo de America, Madrid, inv. 1425

The Nude in the Pre-Modern World, 1400–1700

Sunday, January 13, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Leading international scholars discuss the varied attitudes toward the depiction, significance, and reception of the unclothed body in West African, Persian, Japanese, South Asian, Mayan, and Inca cultures.

This conference complements the exhibition The Renaissance Nude.

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  Daniel Libeskind. © Stefan Ruiz

Daniel Libeskind: Edge of Order

Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Internationally acclaimed architect Daniel Libeskind, the self-proclaimed rebel whose designs include the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the extension of the Denver Art Museum, reveals his unique creative process in his new book, Edge of Order. Libeskind explains how everything from Greek mythology to Emily Dickinson to the Marx Brothers influences the way he thinks about buildings and cities.

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Getty Graduate Symposium

Saturday, January 26, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
The Getty Research Institute hosts the first annual Getty Graduate Symposium, showcasing the work of emerging scholars from art history graduate programs across California. Organized into three sessions, the symposium will include nine individual presentations, panel discussions moderated by faculty mentors, and question-and-answer sessions with the audience.

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  Decorated Text Page and Menorah of the Tabernacle, Book of Leviticus, from the Rothschild Pentateuch, France and/or Germany, 1296; artist unknown. The J. Paul Getty Museum

People of the Book

Sunday, January 27, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Learn about the Getty's new acquisition the Rothschild Pentateuch, an elaborately illuminated manuscript that contains the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. Sharon Mintz, curator of Jewish art at the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, describes the book and its fascinating history. Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple joins Mintz for a discussion of the enduring significance of this extraordinary manuscript.

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  Thomas Houseago engaged in performance as part of his sculpture-making process. Photo by Muna El Fituri

The Body Politic: Male Bodies

Thursday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Los Angeles-based British sculptor Thomas Houseago's approach to the human form combines traditional and unconventional materials to create bulky figures rather than graceful classical poses. His large-scale works convey the power and vulnerability of the male body. Writer-director James Gray joins Houseago to discuss the creation of male figures and characters.

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Drawing from the Masters: Mark Making

Sundays, January 6 and 20, 3:30–5:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
Explore the expressive potential of making marks to create value, form, and texture with artist Marissa Magdelena.

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Artist-at-Work: French Fashion

Saturday, January 19, 1:00–3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Dressing a live model, costume historian Maxwell Barr demonstrates the extraordinary craftsmanship and virtuosity involved in creating the daily wardrobe required by fashion icon Marie-Antoinette and other elite households of the 18th century.

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Art Circles

Saturday, January 19, 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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  Torso of a Man Wearing a Cuirass, Roman, A.D. 81–96. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Drawing from Antiquity: Greek and Roman Armor

Saturday, January 26, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Explore painted vases, carved marble, and the bronze armor of humans and horses. Learn about different types of helmets, shields, and breastplates, then draw from a piece that inspires you.

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  The Temperate and the Intemperate (detail), about 1475–1480, Master of the Dresden Prayer Book. Tempera colors and ink on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Taste of Temptation: Aphrodisiacs in the Renaissance

Sunday, January 27, 5:30–8:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
Chefs of the Renaissance era were fascinated by ingredients that could arouse the libido, heighten pleasure, and aid conception. In this talk, food historian and author Ken Albala unravels the logic of Renaissance aphrodisiacs, delving into herbal lore, nutritional theory, and folk medicine. Following the talk, indulge in food and drink inspired by historical recipes (and filled with amorous ingredients) at the Getty Restaurant.

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Sculpting and Shaping Clay

Saturday, January 12, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Join the fun in this hands-on clay lab and discover how artists have transformed earth and water into beautiful ceramics for thousands of years. Try your hand at the potter's wheel, mold a Medusa, and shape a handle to decorate a communal vessel. L.A.-based ceramic artist Wayne Perry guides the experience and shares what his artistic practice has in common with the ancient Greeks'.

This program complements the exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife.

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Art-Inspired Plush Toys

These adorably soft stuffed animals are adapted from two popular works in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Photographic Landscapes and Hidden Cities: Image-Based Technologies and Journeys into the West Coast

Wednesday, January 16, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Rotem Rozental, chief curator at American Jewish University, examines intersections of photographic technologies and the changing social and cultural landscapes of Los Angeles. Ed Ruscha's photobooks about L.A. will serve as an opening point for exploring genealogies of production. Presented by Soraya Sarah Nazarian Program in the Fine Arts Lecture Series.

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Highlights at a Glance—January


A Queen's Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer Through January 6, 2019
LA #UNSHUTTERED: Teens Reframing Life in Los Angeles Through January 20, 2019
The Renaissance Nude Through January 27, 2019
Art of Three Faiths: A Torah, a Bible, and a Qur'an Through February 3, 2019
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Through February 10, 2019
Artful Words: Calligraphy in Illuminated Manuscripts Through April 7, 2019
MONUMENTality Through April 21, 2019
Spectacular Mysteries Through April 28, 2019
Eighteenth-Century Pastel Portraits Through October 13, 2019


Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife Through March 18, 2019
Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance Through May 27, 2019


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