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January 2006

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The Getty Villa Opens January 28

Tickets and information:
(310) 440-7300

The wait is (almost) over! January 28 marks the opening of the Getty Villa in Malibu as an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Learn about the Villa and book free advance, timed tickets using our visitor pages.

Plan what you'd like to see using Getty Bookmarks, a new free service that lets you select your favorite works of art and share them with friends.

Plus, prepare for your visit using Getty Publications' new guidebook, A Guide to the Getty Villa, which leads you through the history of the Villa and its architecture, gardens, and galleries. Order this title online and save 10% through January 31 (enter code 1133915470 at checkout).

The Getty Villa
© 2005 Richard Ross with the courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust
Drawings from Leonardo to Titian: A North Italian Itinerary
through February 26, 2006, at the Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Study of Apostle / Gatti
Study of an Apostle, Bernardino Gatti, about 1565

See how artists of the Italian Renaissance transformed ink, chalk, and paper into beautiful and evocative images in this selection of rarely seen drawings from the Getty's collection.

These artists elevated drawing to a major art form and influenced European art for centuries to come.

Learn more about Leonardo's art and influence in a lecture by Carmen Bambach, an expert on Leonardo and his working method, or drop by for a curator's gallery talk on the exhibition.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Also on View at the Getty Center

Painted Prayers: Books of Hours from the Morgan Library (through Jan. 8, 2006)
A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII (through Jan. 8, 2006)
Julius Shulman, Modernity and the Metropolis (through Jan. 22, 2006)
Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee (through Jan. 22, 2006)
Pictures for the Press (through Jan. 22, 2006)
Titian and the Commander: A Renaissance Artist and His Patron (through Feb. 5, 2006)
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered (ongoing)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S
Fridays off the 405 (performance)
January 20, 6:00–9:00 p.m., Getty Center

Tickets, reservations, and information:
(310) 440-7300

Sip a cocktail, stroll the galleries, and relax in the Cafe at our new Fridays off the 405 series, the perfect end to the workweek.

This month: the Piper Downs blend alternative rock, humor, and audience participation into a great Friday night escape.

Free. Reservations aren't required, but get there early—the Cafe fills up fast!

Learn more about this event.

The Piper Downs
The Piper Downs
Photo: Deone Jahnke
The Hilliard Ensemble (performance)
January 21, 8:00 p.m., Getty Center
The Hilliard Ensemble
The Hilliard Ensemble
Photo: Friedrun Reinhold

Experience the otherworldly perfection of the Hilliard Ensemble in this evening of Renaissance music celebrating the exhibition Titian and the Commander: A Renaissance Artist and His Patron.

The Hilliard Ensemble blends impeccable musicianship and an adventurous spirit into "spine-tingling pulchritude," says the Austin Chronicle.

Tickets $20; students/seniors $15. Call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

Learn more and hear a music sample.

Preservation Strategies in a World of Access (Conservation Matters lecture)
January 24, 7:00 p.m., Getty Center

The museums and archives of Paris house an enormous trove of photographs. How can conservators preserve these treasures while still making them accessible to the public?

Hear Anne Cartier-Bresson, director of the Atelier for the Restoration and Conservation of Photographs of the City of Paris, discuss current preservation strategies for the city's photo treasures at this latest installment of the Conservation Matters lecture series.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Examination of a Victor Schrager digital pigment print
Examination of a Victor Schrager digital pigment print from the Adamson Atelier before exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, May 2005.
Photo: Groscaux © ARCP
Sounds of L.A.: Omar Faruk Tekbilek (performance)
January 28, 8:00 p.m., and January 29, 3:00 p.m., Getty Center
Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Omar Faruk Tekbilek and his ensemble kick off this year's Sounds of L.A., our annual concert series celebrating Los Angeles's varied musical geography.

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, Faruk blends Middle Eastern folk rhythms, traditional Sufi harmonies, and contemporary Turkish influences into an exhilarating new sound.

Free; reservations available beginning Thursday, December 22, at 9:00 a.m.

Learn more and make reservations.

F O R  F A M I L I E S
January 15 and 22, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m., Getty Center

Tips for Families

Master storytellers spin verbal magic as they introduce you to two of the most enticing objects in the Getty's collection this month.

Ride away on a magical chandelier with the Patchwork Players on January 15 or explore the mysteries of a cabinet from Louis XIV's time with Antonio Sacre on January 22.

Free; sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 10:00 a.m. the day of the program. This is one of our most popular events, so arrive early to reserve your spot!

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The Patchwork Players and Antonio Sacre
The Patchwork Players (top); Antonio Sacre (bottom)
Find More Events at the Center and the Villa
Event Calendar

Find events up to six months in advance on our new event calendar.

Learn about masculinity in Titian's portraits from UCLA professor Joanna Woods-Marsden on January 8 or join artist James Welling at a roundtable as part of the GRI's Works in Progress series on the 12th.

Hear artist Lari Pittman and others discuss the art and teaching of Lee Mullican at a panel discussion on January 24.

Plus, sign up for a course this month and learn to draw like the Old Masters, sculpt in oil-based clay, or even analyze furniture.

Most events are FREE.

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