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July 2005

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Shrine and Shroud:
Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts
June 28–October 2

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

In the Middle Ages—as today—fine fabrics and costly textiles could be used to make a statement. Princes dressed at the height of fashion, cloths woven in gold and silver threads were draped over church altars, and silken curtains could be found covering precious images in books.

Visit this new exhibition to see how medieval artists used real and painted textiles as decorations and symbols in the sumptuous books of the period.

Learn more about this exhibition.

St. Veronica / M Guillebert de Mets
Saint Veronica Displaying the Sudarium (detail), Master of Guillebert de Mets, 1450–1455
Also on View

Light and Water: Drawing in Eighteenth-Century Venice (through Aug. 21)
Premiere Presentation—Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits (through Aug. 28)
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)
The Making of Furniture (through Oct. 23)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Looking at Rembrandt on Film (film series)
July 7, 7:00 p.m., and July 8, noon and 7:00 p.m.

Information & Reservations: (310) 440-7300

Rembrandt fecit 1669
Still from Rembrandt fecit 1669 (Jos Stelling, 1977, Netherlands)
Courtesy Jos Stelling Films BV

Few subjects are as cinematic as a tormented artistic genius, and what genius was more tormented than Rembrandt? He went from wealthy celebrity to bankrupt has-been, dying poor and alone.

Join media scholar Thomas Y. Levin for "Celluloid Hagiography: Looking at Rembrandt on Film," a three-part series on the life and work of Rembrandt on screen, from an early silent to a 1970s costume drama. Free; reservations required.

Complements the exhibition Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits.

Learn more and make reservations.

Summer Sessions 2005 (performance)
July 9, 16, and 23, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

The courtyards of the Getty Center fill with world rock in July for the fourth annual installment of our Summer Sessions outdoor concert series.

On July 9, a trio of cross-cultural bands blend Mexican rhythms into a hip urban sound. Balkan beats meet gypsy electronica on July 16, and a musical tour of South America rounds out the series on July 23.

Free; no reservations required.

Learn more and hear music samples from the bands.

Andrea Echeverri
Andrea Echeverri reunites with her band Aterciopelados in a special appearance on July 23
Paul Strand: Transforming the Ordinary (lecture)
July 24, 4:00 p.m.
Pear and Bowls / Strand
Still Life with Pear and Bowls, Paul Strand, 1916
© 1981 Aperture Foundation Inc., Paul Strand Archive

Photographer Paul Strand started out following the traditions of painting, only to evolve into a Modernist with a progressive social agenda. How did this happen? Find out from Naomi Rosenblum, celebrated author of A World History of Photography and A History of Women Photographers. Free; reservations required.

This lecture complements the exhibition Three Roads Taken: The Photographs of Paul Strand.

Learn more and make reservations.

F O R  F A M I L I E S

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More Family Activities:

For Families

Family Room

Programas para Familias

Visit the Getty Museum on Whyville (, a virtual kids' world where games, chat, and community make learning fun.

Kids (and adults!) can test their art wits in two new games, ArtSets and Art Treasure Hunt. Players learn about art and history as they interact with other Whyvillians from around the globe.

Learn more about the Getty on Whyville.

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Event Calendar

Join Getty curators as they reveal hidden chambers in a cabinet and explain the mysteries behind Rembrandt's religious portraits. Sign up for a free drawing session or bring the kids to our new Family Art Stops offered twice each Friday.

Find all this and more on our July event calendar.

Most events are FREE.

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