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Photographs of Cuba, Saturdays Off the 405, family festival celebrates Cambodia, more

June 2011

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A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now
Through October 2
The Getty Center
Explore three critical periods in Cuba's history as witnessed by photographers: Walker Evans's views of the island in 1933, at the end of the Machado dictatorship; iconic images created by Cuban photographers during and after the Revolution of 1959; and distinctive contemporary visions by artists Alex Harris, Virginia Beahan, and Alexey Titarenko.

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Si Cuba SoCal

¡Si Cuba! SoCal
Join us for this multi-venue festival featuring art, dance, film, and music that celebrates the rich artistic vitality of Cuba. Learn more »

Photographs of Cuba - open now!
Sol and Cuba, Old Havana, Looking North from Alberto Roja's 1951 Plymouth, Havana, Alex Harris, negative, May 23, 1998; print, December 2007. Gift of Michael and Jane Wilson, Wilson Centre for Photography. © Alex Harris. Banner image: Citizen in Downtown Havana (detail), Walker Evans, 1933

Fashion in the Middle Ages
May 31–August 14
The Getty Center
Explore costumes in the pages of illuminated manuscripts, and learn how fashion in medieval Europe revealed—and could sometimes obscure—a person's wealth, status, and occupation. The exhibition examines the extravagant cost of clothing worn by the elite and the styles and fabrics permitted by custom and law, as well as the inventiveness artists employed to embellish historical depictions of fashion.

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Fashion in illuminated manuscripts - Opens May 31
Detail from an illuminated page in Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy, about 1460–70

Display and Art History: The Düsseldorf Gallery and Its Catalogue
May 31–August 21
The Getty Center
A revealing look at the origins of the modern museum, this exhibition presents an in-depth look at the fascinating Düsseldorf gallery, a princely art collection that pioneered a new system of displaying paintings, and traces the ambitious efforts to create a catalogue that would depict and offer an analysis of each painting.

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A pioneering gallery and catalogue - opens May 31
First room, first facade of the Düsseldorf Gallery, etching in Nicolas de Pigage and Christian von Mechel, La galerie électorale du Dusseldorff...(Basel, 1778)

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Drawings from the Germanic world - Closes June 19
View of Dresden (detail), Christian Gottlieb Hammer, 1810

Spirit of an Age: Drawings from the Germanic World, 1770–1900
Closes June 19
The Getty Center
See recently acquired German and Austrian drawings and watercolors that reflect change and ferment in the Germanic world.

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Performances and Films

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Saturdays Off the 405: Dengue Fever
Saturday, June 18, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Our free outdoor music series continues with Dengue Fever, who offer a fun, unique blend of '60s Cambodian pop and American surf rock to complement the exhibition Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia. The galleries will be open throughout the night, and parking is free after 5:00 p.m.

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Dengue Fever performs - June 18
Dengue Fever. Photo: Lauren Dukhoff


Performances and Films

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Soy Cuba!
Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12
The Getty Center
We screen four atmospheric 1960s classics to complement the new exhibition A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now:

Our Man in Havana: Sat., June 11, 3:00 p.m.
I Am Cuba: Sat., June 11, 6:30 p.m.
Memories of Underdevelopment: Sun., June 12, 12:00 p.m.
Lucia: Sun., June 12, 3:00 p.m.

The series is free; a separate reservation is required for each film.

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Four movies about Cuba - June 11 and 12
I Am Cuba (1964) screens Saturday evening

Dance Camera West
Dance Media Film Festival—Opening Night
Thursday, June 16, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Dance Camera West, which celebrates the art of dance on screen, kicks off its tenth anniversary celebration with this presentation of short dance films from Europe and the United States, including several premieres. Free; reservations required.

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Dance on film - June 16
Still from In Dreams I Run Wild

Vive la Magnifique
Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26
The Getty Center
Lush costumes, delicious intrigue, and opulent set design are the hallmarks of these four films set in 18th-century France, screening in conjunction with the exhibition Paris: Life & Luxury:

Jefferson in Paris: Sat., June 25, 3:00 p.m.
Danton: Sat., June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Dangerous Liaisons: Sun., June 26, 12:00 p.m.
Ridicule: Sun., June 26, 3:00 p.m.

The series is free; a separate reservation is required for each film. Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing on both afternoons for $25.

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Rococo luxury on film - June 25 and 26
Ridicule screens Sunday afternoon. Photo: Miramax Photofest

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Lectures and Conferences

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Dressing the Part: Historical Costume in Film
Sunday, June 5, 3:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
How did the designer of Dangerous Liaisons dress John Malkovich, Glenn Close, and Michelle Pfeiffer so perfectly in period attire? Find out at this lively conversation, moderated by costume historian Deborah Landis, that explores the methods and challenges of creating historical costumes for film. Free; reservations recommended.

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Behind the scenes with period film - June 5
Perfectly dressed in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo: Photofest

Uncorking the Past: Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages
Sunday, June 5, 5:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa
Join archaeologist and chemist Patrick McGovern, known as the Indiana Jones of ancient alcoholic beverages, for a talk on humanity's quest for the perfect drink—followed by a tasting of three re-created ancient ales. $25 includes beverages and snacks. The June 4 session is sold out.

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Alcoholic beverages, then and now - June 5
Patrick McGovern "sniffing out" the oldest wine jar in the world. Photo courtesy of Hasanlu Project, University of Pennsylvania Museum, no. 69-12-15, and David Parker/Science Photo Library, London

Heritage in the 21st Century
Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
In less than 40 years, 75% of the world's population will live in urban centers. As large cities continue to grow, will we lose the historic places that provide a tangible connection to our past? Susan Macdonald, head of field projects at the Getty Conservation Institute, moderates a discussion on issues of conservation, social change, and the future of the city. Free; reservations recommended.

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Urban growth, urbay decay - June 8
Budapest, a modern city that preserves a beautiful historic core

The Legacy of Ancient Roman Gardens at the Getty Villa
Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m., repeating Saturday, June 25, 2:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa
Garden historian Patrick Bowe, co-author of the new book Gardens and Plants of the Getty Villa, discusses ancient Roman gardens, how they inspired the diverse plantings at the Getty Villa, and their continuing relevance in contemporary landscape design. Free; a ticket is required.

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Roman garden design - June 23 and 25
The Outer Peristyle at the Getty Villa combines sculpture, plantings, and water features


Courses and Demonstrations

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Picturing Cuba—Photography in Context
Saturdays, June 11 and 18, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Getty Center
See the photographic legacy of the Cuban Revolution in perspective. In Session 1, view A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now at the Getty Center followed by a discussion of it in the context of other work from the 1950s through the 1970s; in Session 2, discover photography in Cuba since the 1980s at the Museum of Latin American Art. Course fee $35 for both sessions; $25 students and MOLAA members. Open to 30 participants.

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Cuba through the lens - June 11 and 18
Patria o Muerte, Cuba, Osvaldo Salas, negative January 1959; print 1984. © The Osvaldo and Roberto Salas Estate, Havana, Cuba

Drawing from Antiquity
Sunday, June 19, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
The Getty Villa
Enjoy a free, energizing drawing class with artist and instructor Jaime Ursic. Journey into the galleries for inspiration from the ancient world, learn techniques to draw from a live, costumed model, then experiment with historical drawing materials in the studio. Free; a ticket is required.

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Free drawing class at the Villa - June 19
Discover the historical tradition of drawing from ancient works of art at the Villa.

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Family Programs

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Family Festival Celebrating Cambodian Culture
Saturday, June 4, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Experience the beauty of Cambodian culture in this day of family fun complementing the exhibition Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia. Enjoy music and dance, hands-on art-making workshops, gallery activities, and more. Free; no reservations required.

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A day of hands-on fun celebrating Cambodian culture - June 4
Dancers from the Khmer Arts Academy perform at the festival. Photo: Kimsua Chay

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June at a Glance
At the Getty Center this month

C L O S I N G   T H I S   M O N T H
Spirit of an Age: Drawings from the Germanic World, 1770–1900 (June 19)

H O T   T I C K E T S
Conversation: Historical Costume in Film (June 5)
Film Series: 1960s Cuba (June 11 and 12)
Saturdays Off the 405 (June 18)
Film Series: 18th-Century France (June 25 and 26)

At the Getty Villa this month

H O T   T I C K E T S
Talk: Extreme Beverages (June 5)
Talk: Roman Gardens
Sold OutVilla Theater Lab: For the Birds (June 9–12)

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