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April 2005

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Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance
through June 12

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Explore the artistic traditions of Italy across four centuries of manuscript painting.

The exhibition features dramatic, glowing illuminations from exquisite bibles and religious service books from the 1200s through the 1500s.

In this distant age, the finest book could cost more than an entire chapel.

Learn more about "Masterpieces in Miniature."

Saint Blaise / M Murano Gradual
Saint Blaise, Master of the Murano Gradual, about 1450–1460
Also on View

Imagining the Orient (through April 3)
All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852–1860 (through April 24)
Premiere Presentation—Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile (through April 24)
Drawn to Rome: French Neoclassical Sketchbooks and Prints (through April 24)
A Revolutionary Age: Drawing in Europe, 1770–1820 (through May 1)
The Making of Furniture (ongoing)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

The Power and the Glory (lecture)
April 7, 7:00 p.m.

Information & Reservations: (310) 440-7300

Bonaparte Sisters / David
Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte (detail), Jacques-Louis David, 1821

Learn how Jacques-Louis David used fashion in his work and how the rich and powerful dressed at Napoleon's court from fashion historian Aileen Ribeiro.

After the talk, visit the related exhibition Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile for a first-hand look at David's insightful portraits.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Synchronicity: Music and Art (gallery course)
April 8, 5:30–8:00 p.m. at the Getty Center
April 9, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at MOCA

Enjoy two days of gallery tours, musical performances, and lectures focusing on the relationship between art and music.

This event is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Getty and MOCA that includes the loan exchange INTERJECTIONS.

Course fee $60; $35 for MOCA members, students, and seniors. Limited to 120 participants. Call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

Learn more about this event.

Visual Music at MOCA
Swell, Jennifer Steinkamp, 1995
Photograph courtesy of MOCA
Sounds of L.A.: Marta Gómez (music)
April 9, 7:00 p.m., and April 10, 3:00 p.m.
Marta Gomez
Marta Gómez

Colombian singer and songwriter Marta Gómez performs original songs and Spanish-language standards that combine Latin American rhythms with jazz and pop.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Suspending Time (film and music)
April 19 and 20, 7:30 p.m.

Two evenings with experimental artists Michael Snow and Tony Conrad. Free; reservations required.

On April 19, Snow and Conrad screen and discuss their pioneering experimental films, including Snow's WVLNT (Wavelength For Those Who Don't Have the Time) and Conrad's Straight and Narrow.

On April 20, the artists give solo musical performances exploring spontaneous composition and the creation of sound environments.

Learn more and make reservations.

Tony Conrad
Tony Conrad
Photo: Wilhelm Hein, 2004
Bombay's Bazaars (Conservation Matters lecture)
April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Bazaar in Bombay
Bazaar in the arcades of the fort area, Bombay, India
Photo: Rahul Mehrotra

In contemporary India, the drama of urban life plays out in a landscape full of historic architecture and monuments.

Architect Rahul Mehrotra will discuss the challenges of conservation in a place where modernity and tradition live side by side in his lecture "Bazaars in Victorian Arcades: Conserving Bombay's Historic Fort Area."

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Room
Daily except Mondays

More Family Activities:

For Families

Programas Para Familias

Play, draw, and learn in our bright, energy-packed Family Room.

Decorate a mask, doodle on a giant page from a medieval book, lounge on a reproduction French bed, see yourself in a wall of mirrors, and more.

Learn more about the Family Room.

Family Room paintings cove
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Our April event calendar is packed with even more events—rock and folk music, video art, a talk on Leonardo Da Vinci's research on the soul, and more.

Most events are FREE.

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