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March 2006

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Visit the Getty Villa This Weekend
Great news—additional blocks of tickets to the Getty Villa have become available for the coming five days, Thursday, February 23, through Monday, February 27. And as an e-Getty subscriber, you're the first to know!

Visit the Villa information page on our Web site,, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, to get your free tickets; just click the "Get Tickets" button to check available dates and times. Hurry, though, tickets can run out in only a few hours.

Can't make it this weekend? We release additional tickets as they become available, so check our Web site often.

Tickets to the Getty Villa are always FREE; Parking is $7.00.

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Courbet and the Modern Landscape
February 21–May 14
The Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Nearly a century before Jackson Pollock shook up the art world with his drip paintings, 19th-century rebel Gustave Courbet was laying the foundation for modern art with his innovative landscapes.

See almost 50 of Courbet's expressive, color-saturated paintings in this Premiere Presentation, which takes a fresh look at his unconventional compositions and techniques and their influence on 20th-century art.

Want to know more? Two dynamic speakers lecture on Courbet this month: Charlotte Eyerman speaks on Courbet's influence on 20th-century art on March 9, and Richard Brettell discusses the Impressionists who followed Courbet on March 19.

Learn more about this exhibition.

The Gust of Wind / Courbet
The Gust of Wind (detail), Gustave Courbet, about 1865
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Gift of Caroline Wiess Law
Robert Adams: Landscapes of Harmony and Dissonance
February 7–May 28
The Getty Center
Burning Oil Sludge / Adams
Burning Oil Sludge North of Denver, Colorado, Robert Adams, 1973
© Robert Adams

"Art reengages us with life," says Robert Adams, whose photographs capture moments of sublime beauty in the increasingly industrialized American West.

Like Courbet's paintings of the French countryside, Adams' views of main streets, tract houses, trees, and waterways convey a powerful sense of place. They inspire hope even as they document environmental damage and moments of alienation.

Get involved with a gallery course on landscape on March 12 and 19 or a lecture on key photographs in the exhibition on March 23.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Also on View at the Getty Center

The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy (through April 9)
Degas at the Getty (March 7–June 11)
Carmontelle's Transparency: An 18th-Century Motion Picture (March 14–June 18)
Agitated Images: John Heartfield & German Photomontage, 1920–1938 (through June 25)
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered (ongoing)

On View at the Getty Villa

Antiquity & Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites (through May 1)
The Getty Villa Reimagined (through May 8)
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (through July 24)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

The Rebuilding of Lost Monuments (lecture)
March 2, 4:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Do we erase history when we rebuild monuments after the fires of war? Berlin art historian Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper discusses this question with a focus on three reconstructed European icons—Goethe's house in Frankfurt, the Mostar Bridge in Bosnia, and the Frauenkirche in Dresden. Learn how politics and nostalgia combined with a desire for reconciliation to bring back these vanished monuments.

Free; reservations required.

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The Frauenkirche in Dresden in 1994, before rebuilding
The Frauenkirche in Dresden in 1994, before rebuilding
Photograph courtesy Jörg Schöner, Fotodesign BFF, Dresden
Paris Piano Trio (Gordon Getty Concert)
March 2, 8:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

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

Paris Piano Trio
Paris Piano Trio
Photo: Alvaro Yañez

The Paris Piano Trio is a partnership of three of France's greatest musicians: violinist Régis Pasquier, cellist Roland Pidoux, and pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier. In this rare Los Angeles appearance, they perform music by Debussy, Fauré, and Chausson to complement the exhibition Courbet and the Modern Landscape.

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

Learn more and hear a music sample from the performers.

Science and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Conservation Matters lecture)
March 16, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Getty Conservation Institute Chief Scientist Giacomo Chiari has spent 25 years studying the hidden structures of art, from the pigments of pre-Columbian murals to the structure of ancient tower houses in Yemen. In this lecture, "Science and Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Michelangelo to Bonampak or Lapis Lazuli to Maya Blue," Chiari discusses how advances in conservation science are helping to preserve objects of cultural heritage across the world, including Michelangelo's Last Judgment and murals painted with the intriguing ancient pigment known as Maya Blue.

Free; reservations required.

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Cross-section of a paint sample from The Last Judgment
Cross-section of a paint sample from The Last Judgment showing a layer of lapis lazuli
Photo: Giacomo Chiari
Egypt Recovered: Early Photographic Surveys and the Development of Egyptology (lecture)
March 30, 8:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa
Pyramids of Giza / Frith
The Pyramids of Giza from the Southwest, Francis Frith, 1858

Egyptology was born in 1822 with the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics. Less than two decades later, the invention of the camera brought the first photographs of this far-off land to curious Europeans and helped transform Egyptology from antiquarian pastime to scientific study.

Find out about this fascinating train of events from photographic historian Kathleen Stewart Howe in a lecture complementing the exhibition Antiquity & Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites. The exhibition will be open until 8:00 p.m. on the evening of the lecture.

Free; reservations required. Reservations available beginning Thursday, February 23, at 9:00 a.m.

Learn more and make reservations.

Minimalist Jukebox: From Intonation to Collaboration (conference, roundtable, and performance)
March 31, 9:30 a.m. (conference), 4:30 p.m. (roundtable), 8:00 p.m. (performance)
The Getty Center

What is the sound of minimalism? The Getty Research Institute joins forces with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to explore the question with a series of events featuring leading artists and critics of the movement.

A concert by Terry Riley follows a scholarly conference and an afternoon of conversation at the Getty Center on March 31; the discussion continues at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on April 1.

Conference and roundtable are free; reservations are required. Concert tickets are $10.

Learn more and make reservations.

Keyboard Study / Riley
Keyboard Study, Terry Riley

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Festival
March 25, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
The Mad Alsacians
The Mad Alsacians take you on a musical tour across France

Explore folk traditions and nature at this Family Festival inspired by the exhibition Courbet and the Modern Landscape.

Hear music from the French provinces, dive into picturesque folktales, and make your own landscape inspired by the Getty Center's dramatic setting.

Learn more and see the day's full schedule.

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

Check our online event calendar for even more events.

This month, two installments of Friday Nights at the Getty feature hip, offbeat performers: rock musician Chip Taylor and singer/violinist Carrie Rodriguez and indie bands Califone and The Books.

Sounds of L.A. also continues at the Getty Center in March with two performances by Indo-Canadian ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia.

The Getty Research Institute offers a suite of great programs, including Italian designer Ettore Sottsass in conversation, a lecture on American collector Andrew W. Mellon by British historian David Cannadine, and an appearance by filmmaker and writer Jeffrey Skoller.

Reservations are also available beginning February 23 for two more upcoming events at the Getty Villa—a musical adaptation of Aristophanes' The Wasps and a lecture by architect Jorge Silvetti on the redesign of the Getty Villa.

Most events are FREE.

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