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June 2009

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Secondary Teachers' Institute
Orientalism and Exoticism in European Art
July 13-16, 2009
Monday to Wednesday: 8:30 a.m–3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Professional Development

Learn about the history of 16th- to 19th-century European fascination with the customs, people, and art of non-Western cultures from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

In these "orientalist" images, Europeans often depicted foreign cultures as exotic others. Imagery merged European ideas about the exotic with information drawn from written accounts of explorers, rare images from artists, as well as invented imagery.

This three-and-a-half day course is designed for teachers of humanities subjects such as literature, social science, and history. Participants are eligible for Los Angeles Unified School District salary points.

Call (310) 440-7300 to register. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Learn more about the Getty's professional development opportunities for teachers.

The Striped Horse from the Old Indies Series (detail) /  Gobelins Manufactory
The Striped Horse from The Old Indies Series (detail), tapestry woven at Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory, France, about 1690–1730

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2009–2010 School Visits Now Available!

School Visits

It's time to schedule your 2009–2010 school visits to the Getty Center and Getty Villa! You can apply two different ways:

1. Fill out our online request form for the Getty Center or the Getty Villa.
2. Download, print, and mail in a Request Form for the Getty Center or the Getty Villa.

See you at the Getty!

Visit the School Visit section of our Web site for updates and more information.

Students engage in a gallery activity during a Self-Guided visit to the Getty Center.
Students engage in a gallery activity during a Self-Guided visit to the Getty Center.

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Why Do We Lust for Objects?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Lectures and Conferences

Does artistry attract us to certain objects, or just effective marketing? Find out in this provocative lecture by Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum in London. Sudjic explores the power and history of design in order to answer the question "Why do we lust for objects?" The lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Taking Shape, which highlights the aesthetics of functional objects.

Learn more and make reservations.

Learn more about the exhibition Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts, on view at the Getty Center through July 5, 2009.

Deyan Sudjic. Photo Lucke Hayes
Deyan Sudjic. Photo Lucke Hayes

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Industrial Design Then and Now

Current Exhibitions

The exhibition Made for Manufacture investigates the role of drawing in the design of three-dimensional functional objects. Featuring beautiful sketches for wall lights, stained glass, tapestries, and more, the exhibition shows how artists from the 1400s to the 1700s visualized three-dimensional form and how they collaborated with the craftsmen who realized the final creations.

Use images from the exhibition with the lesson "Looking at French Decorative Arts: The Science of Good Design" to discuss the form and function of objects with students in grades 6–12. Students will discuss the design elements of functional objects, then work with other students to create preliminary sketches and build three-dimensional models of their own functional objects.

View the lesson "Looking at French Decorative Arts: The Science of Good Design."

Learn more about the exhibition Made for Manufacture, on view at the Getty Center through July 5, 2009.

Drawing for a Wall Light / attributed to Prieur
Drawing for a Wall Light, attributed to Jean-Louis Prieur, about 1775

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Changes in the Galleries

Getty Bookmarks

Did you know that works of art at the Getty Museum are often moved to new locations? Before you bring your class to the Getty, make sure all the artworks you want to visit are on view. Here is one change:

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The Studio / Damier

On View
The Studio by Honoré Daumier is back on view in the West Pavilion, Gallery W203.

Find the location of a work of art by using Getty Bookmarks. Register for an account and you'll always know the most current location of your bookmarked artworks. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check Getty Bookmarks on the day of, or the night before, your visit.

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