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August 2006

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August Is Kids' Month at the Getty Center

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Bring your kids to the Getty Center this August for a month of art, music, and hands-on fun.

Song, movement, and art-making workshops await you at the Family Festival on August 5. The Central Garden becomes a magical outdoor theater for three weekends at our annual Garden Concerts for Kids series.

And don't miss our other fun and educational family programs, including Family Creation Station every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September 3.

Learn more about free family events at the Getty Center in August.

Family Fun at the Getty Center
Have cardboard guitar, will party—surrender to the kid-friendly fun of Ralph's World at our Garden Concerts for Kids


Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship
through September 24
The Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

The Garden of Eden / Brueghel and Rubens
The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man (detail), Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens, about 1617
Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague

Renowned artists and close friends, Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder created more than 20 paintings together. The two artists lived near one another, visited each other's studios, and may have even carried panels back and forth to one another through the streets of Antwerp.

Visit this new exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center to see how Rubens merged his sensuous and fluidly painted figures with Brueghel's elaborate landscapes populated with exotic creatures—leopards, guinea pigs, even the mythical jackalope.

In the companion exhibition, Rubens and His Printmakers, learn how Rubens employed a small army of artists to make prints after his most successful compositions.

Learn more about Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship.

See all events related to this exhibition.

A New Rubens for Los Angeles

In conjunction with these exhibitions, don't miss The Calydonian Boar Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens, a newly rediscovered masterpiece that has just joined the Museum's collection and is now on view at the Getty Center.

This rare painting is the artist's earliest depiction of a story that would become one of his favorites—the defeat of the monstrous boar sent by the goddess Diana to ravage Calydonia.

Learn more about this painting.

Calydonian Boar Hunt / Rubens
The Calydonian Boar Hunt (detail), Peter Paul Rubens, about 1611–1612
Casting Nature: François-Thomas Germain's Machine d'Argent
through March 25, 2007
The Getty Center
Machine d'Argent / Germain
La Machine d'Argent (detail), François-Thomas Germain, 1754

Artistry and realism come together in this astoundingly lifelike sculpture, a new highlight of the Museum's decorative arts collection.

Immerse yourself in the 18th-century rituals of hunting and dining in this exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, which features the Machine d'Argent (silver centerpiece) and other painted and cast depictions of the natural world that once graced the dining rooms of European aristocrats.

Learn more about this exhibition.

A Tumultuous Assembly: Visual Poems of the Italian Futurists
August 1, 2006–January 7, 2007
The Getty Center

Words become machines, dancers, and explosions in the visual poetry of the Italian Futurists. Dedicated to freeing language from the bonds of the old order—syntax, punctuation, the horizontal—these polemicists of the new unleashed their "words-in-freedom," broadsheets and prints meant to scandalize, incite, and amuse.

See their tumultuous typography in this exhibition in the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery.

Learn more about this exhibition.

ALot+18 Simultaneity and Lyrical Chemistry / Soffici
BÏF§ZF+18 simultaneità e chimismi lirici (A§Lot+18 Simultaneity and Lyrical Chemistry), Ardengo Soffici, 1915
© Eredi Soffici, Italy
Also on View at the Getty Center

Ensor's Graphic Modernism (through July 30)
Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature (through September 17)
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered (ongoing)
Opening This Month
Landscape in the Renaissance (August 1–October 15)

Also on View at the Getty Villa

The Colors of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases (through September 4)
Opening This Month
Enduring Myth: The Tragedy of Hippolytos and Phaidra (August 24–December 4)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Murals and Collaboration with the East Los Streetscapers (lecture)
August 13, 4:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Information, Reservations, & Tickets:
(310) 440-7300

El Corrido de Boyle Heights / East Los Streetscapers
El Corrido de Boyle Heights by the East Los Streetscapers graces a wall on Cesar Chavez Avenue at Soto Street
Photo © Rich Puchalsky

Painters Wayne Healy and David Botello, the original East Los Streetscapers, have worked together for three decades to create vibrant murals in East L.A. In this lecture, "Making Art Together," hear the artists discuss their work and their long-standing partnership, a modern-day version of the artistic friendship featured in the current exhibition Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Rubens, New Spain, and Mexican Art Now (lecture)
August 17, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Discover how the energy of Peter Paul Rubens still resounds in Mexican art in this evening program, "Rubens in New Spain (Mexico): The Directions of Influence." Learn how Rubens's compositions crossed the Atlantic to influence Mexican artists, and how contemporary Mexican American artists are using printmaking to forge new traditions of art and identity.

Complements the current exhibition Rubens and His Printmakers.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Resisting Temptation / Rodriguez
Resisting Temptation, Artemio Rodriguez, 1998. Rodriguez discusses contemporary graphic art by artists in Mexico and the U.S.
© 1998 Artemio Rodriguez
Fridays Off the 405 (performance)
August 18, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Matthew Dear
Matthew Dear creates addictive and melodic machine music
Photo: Will Calcutt

Detroit DJs Matthew Dear and Ryan Elliott combine a pop sensibility with an ambient soul at our August installment of Fridays Off the 405. Tour the galleries, grab a drink, and revel in the end of the workweek in a casual, spontaneous atmosphere.

Free; no reservations required.

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Hippolytos (performance)
September 7–23, 8:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

Be the first to experience theater under the stars at the Getty Villa. Director Stephen Sachs and translator Anne Carson give Euripides' Hippolytos a riveting new interpretation for the 21st century. Sexuality clashes with religion as Hippolytos and Phaidra struggle to free themselves from a net of fate cast by the gods.

Performances begin September 7. Tickets are $38 ($32 students and seniors) and include an hour of gallery browsing before the show, allowing you to explore the companion exhibition Enduring Myth: The Tragedy of Hippolytos and Phaidra.

Learn more and buy tickets online.

Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa
Experience ancient theater reinvented at the Getty Villa
Photograph © 2005 Richard Ross with the Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust
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Event Calendar

Get day-by-day event listings on our online event calendar.

This month, visit the Getty Center Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. for Taste of the Terrace, with delicious small plates and refreshing summer drinks on the Restaurant patio.

Enjoy summer's last two outdoor installments of our free, artist-guided Drawing Hour on August 4 and 18, or grab one of the last few spots in our two-part printmaking course on August 22 and 29.

Most events are FREE.

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