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Premiere Presentation
Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits
June 7–August 28

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Rembrandt van Rijn transformed ordinary people into religious figures in his late portraits.

These pensive, textured paintings represent the creative vision of a spiritual artist. Were they related? A religious statement? A commercial venture? Judge for yourself in this first-ever presentation of Rembrandt's late work.

Go deeper with a gallery course on June 16 and 23 or attend the curator's lecture on June 9.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul / Rembrandt
Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul (detail), Rembrandt van Rijn, 1661
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Artist Turns to the Book
May 24–September 11
Figured Silks / Korf and Yang
Figured Silks: Part One, Silk and Secrecy (detail), Kumi Korf and Emoretta Tang, 1985

UFOs, Soviet matchbooks, anti-consumerist puppets—see contemporary artists explode the traditional book format in this exhibition at the Getty Research Institute.

The Research Institute has over 5,000 artists' books dating from the mid-20th-century to the present—one of the largest collections of this exciting modern art form in the country.

Join the curator for an exhibition tour on June 22, 24, and 29.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Watch a book by Julie Chen and Barbara Tetenbaum unfold as you listen to the music that inspired the artists.

Also on View

Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance (through June 12)
Light and Water: Drawing in Eighteenth-Century Venice (through August 21)
Three Roads Taken: The Photographs of Paul Strand (through September 4)
The Photographs of Frederick Sommer: A Centennial Tribute (through September 4)
For Your Approval: Oil Sketches by Tiepolo (through September 4)
The Making of Furniture (through October 16)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Consent to Gravity (dance)
June 4, 8:00 p.m.

Information & Tickets: (310) 440-7300

Music, dance, and visuals become one in this thrilling performance by contemporary ballet troupe Island Moving Company, inspired by the art and writing of Frederick Sommer.

Complements the exhibition The Photographs of Frederick Sommer: A Centennial Tribute.

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

Learn more about this event.

Island Moving Company
Island Moving Company performs "Consent to Gravity"
Photo: Shane Photography
Interjections: Jackson Pollock at the Getty (discussion)
June 5, 4:00 p.m.
Amy Madigan in Pollock
Amy Madigan in Pollock
Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

Actress Amy Madigan transformed into flamboyant art patron Peggy Guggenheim on screen in Pollock (2000). She'll discuss her role and the making of the film, which starred her husband, Ed Harris. Free; reservations required.

After the talk, head for the West Pavilion to see Pollock's Number 1, 1949 on loan from the Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the INTERJECTIONS series.

Learn more and make reservations.

Architecture in the Wake of Conceptualism (Works in Progress series)
June 16, 2:00 p.m.

Join art historian and curator Juli Carson and architecture professor Nana Last for a discussion of how conceptualism has changed architecture and its relationship to art.

This is the last installment of the Getty Research Institute's 2004–2005 Works in Progress series, which spotlights contemporary artists in Southern California. The series resumes in fall 2005.

Learn more and make reservations.

Quartetto di Venezia (Gordon Getty Concert)
June 18, 8:00 p.m.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the talented string players of the Quartetto di Venezia alight at the Getty Center for a program featuring classic and contemporary Italian composers.

The quartet's exquisite sound emphasizes their individual instruments, including the 350-year-old violin of lead violinist Andrea Vio.

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

Learn more and hear a music sample.

Quartetto di Venezia
Quartetto di Venezia

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Festival
June 12, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

More Family Activities:

For Families

Family Room

Programas Para Familias

Alessandra Belloni
Alessandra Belloni and I Giullardi di Piazza (The Players of the Square) perform "Tarantata: Dance of the Ancient Spider"

Celebrate Venice—Italy, that is—with a day at the Venetian carnevale.

Meet characters from the commedia dell'arte, listen to Italian folk music from kid-friendly duo Musicàntica, drop by a mask-making workshop, and more.

It's free, and you don't need reservations.

Learn more about the Family Festival.

Find More Events at the Getty Center
Event Calendar

Interested in a documentary from Dance Camera West? How about an appearance by best-selling author Roger Housden or a lecture on 18th-century master Giambattista Tiepolo? It's all on our June event calendar.

Most events are FREE.

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