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August 2005

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Getty visitors in the Central Garden
Art, gardens, sun, food, views—what brings you to the Getty Center?


Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits
last three weeks—closes August 28

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Hendrickje Stoffels / Rembrandt
Hendrickje Stoffels, Possibly as the Sorrowing Virgin (detail), Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Archer M. Huntington, in memory of his father, Collis Potter Huntington, 1926

Don't miss your chance to see the moving portraits of religious figures that Rembrandt created during the final years of his life.

Join a studio course to learn Rembrandt's techniques or attend an artist's point-of-view talk in the galleries.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Download a free Rembrandt gallery guide for Pocket PC with audio commentary and paintings in the exhibition.

Also on View

Light and Water: Drawing in Eighteenth-Century Venice (through Aug. 21)
Three Roads Taken: The Photographs of Paul Strand (through Sept. 4)
The Photographs of Frederick Sommer: A Centennial Tribute (through Sept. 4)
For Your Approval: Oil Sketches by Tiepolo (through Sept. 4)
The Artist Turns to the Book (through Sept. 11)
Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts (through Oct. 2)
The Making of Furniture (through Oct. 23)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Getty Drawing Hour
August 5 and 19, 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a fun and relaxing Friday evening sketching outdoors in the Central Garden. A studio instructor will be on hand to guide you.

Free; no reservations or artistic experience required. Just bring a drawing pad and pencils or pastels.

Learn more about this event.

Getty Drawing Hour
Try your hand at botanical illustration in the Central Garden
Painting Saints (lecture)
August 11, 7:00 p.m.

Information & Reservations: (310) 440-7300

John Nava
John Nava in front of one of his tapestries
Photo: Donna Granata

Artist John Nava transformed residents of Los Angeles into saints for the tapestries he designed for the city's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Nava will discuss Rembrandt's work and consider what it means to merge the "common" with the holy.

Complements the exhibition Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits.

Learn more and make reservations.

Gary Baseman and John Harris Sign Strong Stuff
August 28, 2:30 p.m.

More Family Activities:

Artist Gary Baseman and author John Harris come to the Getty Center to sign their new kids' book Strong Stuff: Herakles and His Labors (Getty Publications, $16.95, hardcover).

Perfect for kids eight and up, the eye-popping book is a playful account of the great Greek hero Herakles in action. Harris will read from the book and Baseman will demonstrate his electrified drawing technique.

Free; no reservations required.

Learn more about this event.

Strong Stuff: Herakles and His Labors
Gary Baseman interprets Herakles for the 21st century in the action-packed Strong Stuff

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Festival
August 6, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

For Families

Family Room

Programas para Familias

Family Festival imaqe
Enjoy outdoor music and art-making at the Getty Center on August 6

Spanish flamenco, Sephardic chants, gamelan percussion of Indonesia and Malaysia, and traditional Chinese music are all on tap for our August Family Festival, which evokes the cosmopolitan atmosphere of 17th-century Amsterdam.

Hear tales of tulips and travel and create a Rembrandt-inspired portrait in our hands-on art workshops.

It's all free, and you don't need reservations. Complements the exhibition Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits.

Learn more about the Family Festival.

Garden Concerts for Kids (performance)
August 13–14, 20–21, and 27–28, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

The lawn of the Central Garden transforms into an outdoor stage for our fourth annual Garden Concerts for Kids.

Sing and dance along as the Cultural Heritage Choir, Justin Roberts, and José-Luis Orozco hit the stage with kid-friendly songs from a variety of musical traditions.

Free; no reservations required.

Learn more and hear music samples from the performers.

Garden Concerts for Kids (performance)
José-Luis Orozco celebrates Latin American culture in bilingual performances on August 27 and 28
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Event Calendar

A lecture on Rembrandt and his patrons, a curator's tour through the oil sketches of Giambattista Tiepolo, and a talk on Degas's mixed-media techniques are all on tap in August. Check our August event calendar for all the details.

Most events are FREE.

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