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January 2007

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Learn the Secrets of the Conservator's Craft
Tuesdays–Fridays, January 9–26
The Getty Center

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Experience art conservation up close this month as Mark Leonard, head of paintings conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum, completes the final retouching of Jean-Baptiste Oudry's 1749 masterpiece Rhinoceros in the public galleries.

See Clara, the dazzling rhino that charmed 18th-century Europe, regain her vibrancy after three years of behind-the-scenes conservation work.

Learn more about this project.

Mark Leonard working on Rhinoceros
Mark Leonard begins the retouching process on Oudry's Rhinoceros
Help Us Advance the Science of Photography
Art Kaplan and Dusan Stulik with recent donations
Dusan Stulik of the Getty Conservation Institute admires a new donation to the archive

Donate your snapshots to science! Help the Getty Conservation Institute build an archive of photographic materials from the pre-digital age by sending us your old photos, film, and negatives. Scientists will use your donations to test state-of-the-art conservation techniques that may one day save priceless photographs in museums around the world.

Learn more about how you can help.


Final Weeks—Guercino: Mind to Paper
through January 21
The Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Called "the Rembrandt of the South," Guercino created some of the most beautiful drawings in all of Italian art. See his vivid depictions of humanity at our most vulnerable, humorous, and brutal in this exhibition featuring rare loans from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

"His artistic vision, and capacity to deliver it, are stunning," says the Los Angeles Times.

Learn more about this exhibition.

The Assassination of Amnon / Guercino
The Assassination of Amnon at the Feast of Absalom, Guercino, 1628
Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London
Also on View at the Getty Center

Closing This Month
A Tumultuous Assembly: Visual Poems of the Italian Futurists (through January 7)
The Gospels in Medieval Manuscript Illumination (through January 7)
Public Faces/Private Spaces: Recent Acquisitions (through February 4)
Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection (through February 25)
Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai (through March 4)
Casting Nature: François-Thomas Germain's Machine d'Argent (through March 25)
From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden (through April 29)
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered (through August 5)
Opening This Month
French Manuscript Illumination of the Middle Ages (January 23–April 15)

On View at the Getty Villa

Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa; Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia (through April 30)
Opening This Month
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (January 11–April 23)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Sacred Sites: Pilgrimage in Comparative Perspective (lecture)
January 21, 4:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

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

Saint Catherine's Monastery
The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine's at the foot of Mount Sinai, one of the great pilgrimage sites of the Holy Land
Photo: Robert S. Nelson

Oracles, sacred mounts, shrines, temples—for millennia, pilgrims have journeyed to holy sites to worship, atone, and know God. In this free Sunday lecture, an anthropologist and a scholar of religion discuss pilgrimage sites and practices across Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism in the context of the current exhibition Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Modern Art in Los Angeles: Okies Go West, An Evening with Jerry McMillan, Ed Ruscha, and Mason Williams (panel discussion and performance)
January 24, 7:30 p.m.
The Getty Center

They came from Oklahoma in the 1950s and blew the L.A. scene wide open with their deadpan humor and pop sensibility. Join Jerry McMillan, Ed Ruscha, and Mason Williams for an evening of discussion about the evolution and antics of the L.A. art universe, capped off by a musical performance by Williams.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams
Ed Ruscha with one of his oldest friends, Mason Williams, in Jerry McMillan's studio, 1972
Photo courtesy Jerry McMillan
Sounds of L.A.: Paula Morelenbaum (performance)
January 27, 8:00 p.m., and January 28, 3:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Paula Morelenbaum
Electric and melodic: Paula Morelenbaum

She's channeled Carmen Miranda and inspired a new generation of Brazilian music fans. Now Paula Morelenbaum brings her velvet vocals and atmospheric arrangements to the Getty Center to kick off the tenth season of Sounds of L.A., a free series featuring world music with a contemporary spark.

Free; reservations required. Reservations are available beginning Thursday, December 21, at 9:00 a.m.

Learn more and hear a music sample.

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Art Odyssey
Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

Tips for Families

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It's a gallery tour, art project, and game wrapped into one! Meet ancient heroes, myths, and monsters as you and your kids team up on sketching, writing, acting, and other playful activities that show how fun going to the museum can be.

This event is free with your ticket to the Getty Villa. Visit our Web site or call (310) 440-7300 to check ticket availability.

Learn more about Art Odyssey.

Art Odyssey at the Getty Villa
Meet the captivating characters of antiquity in the galleries of the Getty Villa
Find More Events at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa
Event Calendar

Check our event calendar for dozens more events this month.

At the Getty Villa, don't miss the long-awaited concert by Orchestra El Azifet, one of the Arab world's premier orchestras, or a lecture on preserving China's cultural heritage.

At the Getty Center, hear what renowned theological scholar Elaine Pagels has to say about the newly discovered Gospel of Judas and be one of the first to catch the documentary film By The Ways: A Journey with William Eggleston, a 2006 Sundance favorite.

Give yourself a holiday night out with our twice-monthly Getty Drawing Hour, and bring the kids to our free family storytelling sessions. Plus, enjoy a variety of art courses and demonstrations, including Sunday presentations on the silversmith's art.

Most events are FREE.

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