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July 2007

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Modern Outdoor Sculpture
The Getty Center

Modern Outdoor Sculpture

A trip to the Getty now includes the opportunity to view modern and contemporary sculpture, including pieces by Maillol and Miró. The majority of the works are located outdoors in two newly named spaces: The Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Garden (at the tram departure area) and The Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Terrace (adjacent to the Museum's West Pavilion, outside the entrance to the Center for Photographs); and in the Lower Terrace Garden (west of the Central Garden).

Plus, enjoy a free audio tour using your cell phone, listen online, or download the tour to bring with you.

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Untitled, Ellsworth Kelly, 1988
© Ellsworth Kelly
Top: Gandydancer's Dream (detail), Mark di Suvero, 1987-1988. Courtesy of Mark di Suvero and Spacetime C.C.


Greeks on the Black Sea: Ancient Art from the Hermitage
through September 3
The Getty Villa

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Bracelet / Greek
Bracelet with Sphinxes, Greek, 400–350 B.C.
Image courtesy of and © The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2007

See stunningly intricate jewelry, golden burial treasure, life-like sculptures, even coins and horse adornments created over 2,000 years ago by a unique Greek civilization on the Black Sea. Nearly 200 beautiful objects on rare loan from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg tell a story of thriving trade, prosperity, and vibrant cultural exchange.

An advance, timed ticket is required to visit the Getty Villa. Visit our Web site to check ticket availability or call (310) 440-7300. Same-day tickets may also become available online without advance notice.

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Manet's Bar at the Folies-Bergère
through September 9
The Getty Center

Brazen, mysterious, provocative—Édouard Manet's painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère scandalized 19th-century Paris, and continues to intrigue viewers with its visual puzzles. Confront this masterful and haunting painting—and your own image in a mirror hung behind it—then share your insights on our Web site.

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Bar at the Folies-Bergere / Manet
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Édouard Manet, 1882
The Samuel Courtauld Trust, Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London
Defining Modernity: European Drawings, 1800–1900
through September 9
The Getty Center
Une elegante / Seurat
Woman Strolling (Une élégante) (detail), Georges Seurat, about 1884

Seurat, Cézanne, Degas, and Van Gogh were artistic rebels. They and their contemporaries broke with centuries-old tradition, turning to new subjects, techniques, and materials and exploring new ways of showing and publishing art. Discover drawings both classic and modern in this exhibition, which inaugurates new and expanded galleries for drawings at the Getty Center.

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Amazingly life-like animals, medieval beasts, and masters of nocturnal light—see current exhibitions to explore what's on now and what's closing this month, and future exhibitions to see what else is coming in July, including Evidence of Movement in the Getty Research Institute exhibition gallery.

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History of Close Radio (panel discussion)
July 13, 4:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

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Close Radio was a weekly series of experimental radio for artists, listeners, and political groups, broadcast on Los Angeles station KPFK from 1976 to 1979. Take a trip back to this exciting era with a panel discussion between Close Radio producers John Duncan and Paul McCarthy and other guests, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Evidence of Movement, which opens July 10.

Free; reservations required.

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Listen to Close Radio, starting July 10. Enjoy a free audio tour of a selection of Close Radio broadcasts using any telephone. You will also be able to download audio from our Web site, or subscribe to a podcast of Close Radio broadcasts specially selected by curator Glenn Philips.

Close Radio
Artist and Close Radio co-producer Paul McCarthy describes this image as "a picture of Close Radio's 'space.'" He shot the photograph to illustrate an article about Close Radio that ran in High Performance (vol. 1, no. 4, p. 15) in 1978
Summer Sessions 2007 (performance)
July 14, 21, and 28, 6:00–9:15 p.m.
The Getty Center
Los Amigos Invisibles
Soak up some Latin cool with Los Amigos Invisibles, performing July 14

Invigorating world music fills the Getty Center as Summer Sessions—our annual outdoor concert series—returns for another rockin' season. Party with Los Amigos Invisibles on July 14; groove to the "dirty reggae" of The Aggrolites on July 21; and embrace the spirit of Mexico with Charanga Cakewalk on July 28.

Free; no reservations required. Arrive early for Taste of the Terrace, a special hors d'oeuvre menu from the Restaurant.

Learn more and hear sound samples from the performers.

Luc Delahaye in Conversation (discussion)
July 31, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Don't miss a rare opportunity to hear photographer Luc Delahaye discuss his unique approach to capturing world events with Philip Gefter, senior picture editor and photography writer for The New York Times. The first West Coast presentation of his photographs will be on view in the exhibition, Recent History: Photographs by Luc Delahaye, opening July 31.

Free; reservations required.

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The Registration of Internally Displaced People in Eastern Chad (detail), negative, May 27, 2006; print, 2007
Image courtesy of and
© Luc Delahaye

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Family Storytelling
Saturdays through September 1 (except August 4), 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
The Getty Center

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Victoria Burnett
Victoria Burnett uses music and humor to create "stories that sing"

Have you met Clara yet? She's history's most beloved rhinoceros—her European tour took the continent by storm—and the star of Oudry's Painted Menagerie, our exhibition of amazingly life-like animal portraits by French painter Jean-Baptiste Oudry. Cheer and sing along with storyteller Victoria Burnett as she brings Clara's incredible journey to life.

Free; sign up at the Museum Information Desk on the day of the program.

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Tug of War (performance)
Performances: September 6–29; Previews: August 30–September 1; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

Be prepared to laugh under the stars as director Meryl Friedman brings bawdiness and antic behavior to the outdoor stage in this theatrical production—with music—that she adapted from an original translation by Amy Richlin from the Roman comedy Rudens, by Plautus.

Tickets available beginning Monday, July 9, at 9:00 a.m.

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Tug of War
The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa by night
© 2005 Richard Ross with the courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust
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Event Calendar

The summer of the beast continues at the Getty Center with tours, talks, concerts, and more, all listed on our event calendar.

Take a Summer Safari across LA with the kids and see our first-ever TV commercial, now posted on our exhibition blog.

Get your groove on with Baltimore's super-fierce hip hop DJ Ronnie Darko as he mixes it up at Fridays Off the 405.

Enjoy free, kid-friendly art programs, too, including ArtQuest and Art Odyssey at the Getty Villa and Family Art Stops at the Getty Center.

Plus, explore monsters in art, film, and literature, and learn about sacred Roman gardens.

Most events are FREE.

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