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March 2005

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Closing Soon!
Images of Violence in the Medieval World
through March 13

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Experience vivid images of war, family violence, and Christian suffering that were used to teach moral lessons during the Middle Ages. During these centuries, violence was accepted and even respected.

Learn more about "Images of Violence."

Death of the Consul / Boucicaut Master
Death of the Consul (detail)
Boucicaut Master and Workshop, about 1415
All the Mighty World:
The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852–1860
through April 24
Queen Victoria / Fenton
Queen Victoria (detail)
Roger Fenton, 1854

Crumbling ruins, lush still lifes, Orientalist fantasies—the moody photographs of Roger Fenton are as powerful today as they were 150 years ago. In only a decade, this English lawyer-turned-photographer revolutionized photography.

Learn more about "All the Mighty World."

Also on View

Imagining the Orient (through April 3)
Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile (through April 24)
Drawn to Rome: French Neoclassical Sketchbooks and Prints (through April 24)
A Revolutionary Age: Drawing in Europe, 1770–1820 (through May 1)


World Surrounded by Monsters (lecture)
March 2, 4:00 p.m.

Information & Reservations: (310) 440-7300

Venture into the Middle Ages with filmmaker and author Michael Wood, who will draw on dramatic first-hand accounts to describe violence in England from Alfred the Great to the Black Death. Free; reservations required.

After the talk, visit the related exhibition Images of Violence in the Medieval World.

Learn more and make reservations.

Massacre of Family / Unknown
A Massacre of Family Members (detail)
French, about 1460–1470
Napoleon Complex (film series)
March 4–6 and 11–13
Marlon Brando in Desiree
Marlon Brando smolders as Napoleon in Désirée
Photograph courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Two weekends of great and rarely screened films about Napoleon in conjunction with the special exhibition Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile. Free; reservations required.

March 4, 7:00 p.m.: Napoléon
March 5, 7:30 p.m.: Conquest
March 6, 3:00 p.m.: Désirée
March 11, 7:30 p.m.: The Duellists
March 12, 7:30 p.m.: Waterloo
March 13, 3:00 p.m.: The Emperor's New Clothes

Learn more and make reservations.

All About Rothko
March 8 and 23

The Getty Reserch Institute continues its examination of modern art with music and discussion featuring pioneering 20th-century painter Mark Rothko. Free; reservations required.

Mark Rothko's Crystal Ball (lecture)
March 8, 4:00 p.m.
Mark Rothko's son Christopher, who has just edited and published his father's long-lost text The Artist's Reality: Philosophies of Art, discusses Rothko's work and writings.

Learn more and make reservations.

Rothko Chapel
Interior of The Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas
Hickey-Robertson photo courtesy of The Rothko Chapel

Sound and Space in the Rothko Chapel (lecture-concert)
March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Getty Research Institute Director Thomas Crow talks about the collaboration between Rothko and composer Martin Feldman, and the Nimbus Ensemble performs Feldman's "Rothko Chapel" and other works.

Learn more and make reservations.

Paneled Rooms ("Conservation Matters" lecture)
March 17, 7:00 p.m.
Paneled Room
Paneled Room at the Getty Museum
Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, 1795

Paneled "period" rooms are a favorite of museum visitors. But how authentic are they? What do they mean outside their original context? Join Brian Considine, decorative arts conservator at the J. Paul Getty Museum, for this latest presentation in the Getty Conservation Institute's "Conservation Matters" series. Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Festival
March 19, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

More Family Activities:

Family Room

For Families

Programas Para Familias

Enjoy classical Indian dance, folk music traditions of China, Japanese taiko, and storytelling. Make a collage hat or decorate a folding fan. It's free, and you don't need reservations.

To cap off your day, visit the exhibition Imagining the Orient, which showcases works crafted in Europe and Asia in the 17th and 18th centuries that blend East and West.

Learn more about the Family Festival.

Zenshuji Zendeko
Zenshuji Zendeko performs Japanese taiko
Find More Events at the Getty Center

Vist our online event calendar for more March highlights, including gallery courses, artist-at-work demonstrations, and talks on Jacques-Louis David.

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