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June 2006

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French Decorative Arts from the Huntington
The Getty Center

Sumptuous decorative arts are a highlight of the collections at both the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center and the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Now, in a unique crosstown collaboration, the two collections have come together.

See 17 of the Huntington's most opulent objects—vases, tables, chairs, tapestries, and sculptures—in the decorative arts galleries at the Getty Center. The installation also reunites François Boucher's monumental tapestry The Fountain of Love with its preparatory oil sketch for the first time since the 1750s.

Delve into Huntington's dealings and influence in a lecture by Huntington curator Shelley Bennett on Sunday, June 11.

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Six-Panel Screen / Savonnerie Manufactory
Six-Panel Folding Screen (detail), Savonnerie Manufactory, 1719–1784
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino


Ensor's Graphic Modernism
through July 30, 2006
The Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Hybrid creatures, avenging angels, and masked mobs populate the feverishly inventive etchings of 19th-century Belgian artist James Ensor. See 33 of Ensor's prints alongside his monumental painting Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889 from the Museum's collection in this focused new exhibition, which reveals how Ensor used intense line and color to capture the jarring beauty of a decaying, turbulent world.

Hear more about Ensor's artistic wizardry in a lecture by exhibition curator Louis Marchesano on Thursday, June 29.

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Also on View at the Getty Center

Degas at the Getty (through June 11)
Carmontelle's Transparency: An 18th-Century Motion Picture (through June 18)
Agitated Images: John Heartfield and German Photomontage, 1920–1938 (through June 25)
The Cult of Saints (through July 16)
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered (ongoing)

On View at the Getty Villa

Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (through July 24)
Opening Soon—The Colors of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases (June 8–September 4)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Dance and Performance Art
June 2, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and June 3, 8:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

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

Explore avant-garde dance and performance art in two related events:

Movement and the Visual Arts (Conference and Site-Wide Performances)
June 2, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
This day of lectures, dialogues, screenings, and performances explores the increasingly blurred line between the visual arts, dance, and other forms of performance. Featured speakers are Elise Archias, Martin Kersels, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Babette Mangolte, Peggy Phelan, and Branislav Jakovljevic.

The L.A. Art Girls bring the conference outdoors and out-of-bounds with Fluxus-inspired artistic interventions across the Getty Center site throughout the day. Free; reservations required for the conference.

Learn more and make reservations.

An Evening of Short Performances
June 3, 8:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the Movement and the Visual Arts conference, the Getty Research Institute presents a wide-ranging evening of dance and performance art. Featuring the West Coast premiere of Yvonne Rainer's AG Indexical, with a little help from H.M., this program also showcases dance works by John Jasperse Company and Sally Silvers, and performance pieces by Martin Kersels and the L.A. Art Girls. Tickets $28, students/seniors $22.

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Rehearsal for AG Indexical, with a little help from H.M.
Dancers rehearse Yvonne Rainer's AG Indexical, with a little help from H.M.
Photo: Andrea Geyer
The Great Bouguereau Debate (Panel Discussion)
June 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros / Bouguereau
A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros (detail), Adolphe-William Bouguereau, about 1880

Adolphe-William Bouguereau was a master—but of what? Profound artistic and spiritual truth, or derivative hackwork? Decide for yourself at this panel discussion featuring four perspectives on the artist's work and legacy.

The discussion complements Adolphe-William Bouguereau: An Introduction, a special installation on view through June 15 at the Getty Center.

Free; reservations required.

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Recent Discoveries in Egypt (Conservation Matters Lecture)
June 22, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Archaeologist, explorer, and impresario of Egyptian antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass is also a compelling speaker and a passionate advocate of conservation.

In this lecture, Hawass takes you inside Egypt's most spectacular archaeological sites and shares their hidden stories.

Free; reservations required.

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Zahi Hawass examining a mummy
Dr. Zahi Hawass examining mummies discovered in the Valley of Golden Mummies
Cacoyannis Film Series
June 23, 8:00 p.m., and June 24, 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa
Electra film still / Cacoyannis
Irene Papas devours the screen in The Trojan Women
Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

A weekend of antiquity on screen! Michael Cacoyannis's powerful adaptations of three classic tragedies by ancient Greek playwright Euripides—Iphigenia, The Trojan Women, and Electra—combine powerful acting, sumptuous cinematography, and atmospheric film scores.

Free; tickets required. Tickets are available beginning Thursday, May 25, at 9:00 a.m.

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F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Festival
June 4, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Tips for Families

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Vive la France! Enjoy a day in 19th-century Paris with this Family Festival inspired by the exhibition Degas at the Getty.

Listen to popular dance hall music of the late 1800s, watch ballet as Degas once did, or make a hat inspired by the Degas painting The Milliners.

Free; no reservations required.

Learn more and see the day's full schedule.

Getty Center Family Festival
Enjoy a day of family fun at the Getty Center on June 4
Visit the Getty Villa This August

(310) 440-7300

Getty Villa Outer Peristyle
Outer Peristyle at the Getty Villa

Tickets to the Getty Villa are now available for the month of August. Call (310) 440-7300 to check available dates and times.

Tickets for same-day visits may also be available on our Web site. Tickets to the Getty Villa are always FREE; Parking is $7.00.

We thank you for your patience as we seek to make more tickets available to accommodate the heavy request to visit the Villa. We hope to see you there soon!

Find More Events at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa
Event Calendar

Find more on our online event calendar.

Catch RB Morris in concert on June 9, learn about courtesans in art and song in a full-day gallery course on June 10, or explore art that plumbs the depths of the mind and soul in a Works-in-Dialogue afternoon on June 20.

Free tickets are also available beginning May 25 at 9:00 a.m. for three upcoming lectures at the Getty Villa. Explore spectacular ancient Athenian vases on June 15, flowers and herbs in Roman gardens on June 29, or ancient glassmaking techniques on July 6. Call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

Most events are FREE.

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