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November 2005

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Mark Your Calendar: Tickets to the Getty Villa Available November 3

The Getty Villa in Malibu will open on January 28, 2006. Advance, timed tickets are required for each individual. Get your FREE tickets beginning Thursday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. PST, by visiting or calling (310) 440-7300.

The Getty Villa, the original location of the J. Paul Getty Museum, has undergone a major renovation and will open with a new mission as an educational center and museum dedicated to the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Get a sneak peek at the Getty Villa.

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© 2005 Richard Ross with the courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust


Painted Prayers: Books of Hours from the Morgan Library
through January 8, 2006

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Yolande de Soissons / Unknown
Yolande de Soissons in Prayer. The Psalter-Hours of Yolande de Soissons, about 1280–90
The Pierpont Morgan Library, Ms. M.729, fol. 232v
© The Pierpont Morgan Library, 2005
Photography by David A Loggie

Books of hours were the bestsellers of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Nearly 60 of these opulent prayer books have come to Los Angeles for the first time in this exhibition drawn from the collection of The Pierpont Morgan Library in New York.

The companion exhibition A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII reunites surviving text and illuminated images from one the most beautiful French books ever made.

Visit on Thursday, November 10, for a lecture by Morgan Library curator William Voelkle on the Farnese Hours, the most famous manuscript of the Italian Renaissance.

Learn more about Painted Prayers.

Julius Shulman, Modernity and the Metropolis
through January 22, 2006

Julius Shulman's photographs celebrate the elegant geometry of modern architecture and the glamour of the California dream.

Drawn from the newly acquired Julius Shulman photography archive in the special collections of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute, this exhibition presents dramatic photographs of buildings by pioneering modern architects, as well as images of L.A.'s unique urban landscape—movie palaces, gas stations, shopping malls.

Delve further into modernism with a lecture by architectural historian Sylvia Lavin on Thursday, November 3. Call (310) 440-7300 for reservations and information.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Case Study House #22 / Shulman
Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, 1960, Pierre Koenig, Architect, Julius Shulman, 1960
Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute
Also on View

Paper Art: Collecting Drawings in Holland, 1600–1800 (through Nov. 20, 2005)
Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee (through Jan. 22, 2006)
Pictures for the Press (through Jan. 22, 2006)
Titian and the Commander: A Renaissance Artist and His Patron (through Feb. 5, 2006)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Modern Art in Los Angeles: A Tribute to Walter Hopps (panel discussion)
November 1, 7:30 p.m.

Reservations & Information:
(310) 440-7300

Walter Hopps Hopps Hopps / Kienholz
Walter Hopps Hopps Hopps, Edward Kienholz, 1959
The Menil Collection, Houston, gift of Lannan Foundation
© The Estate of Edward Kienholz
Courtesy L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

Curator, scholar, nonconformist—Walter Hopps, who died recently, helped establish the Los Angeles art scene and went on to become perhaps the most influential figure in the postwar American art world.

At this event, arts professionals, scholars, and conservators, including artists James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Williams, will come together for an evening to celebrate Hopps and his legacy.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Erasing Boundaries between Artists and Conservators (Conservation Matters lecture)
November 17, 7:00 p.m.

Can the act of observing creativity and suggesting painting materials affect an artist's creative process? When does a conservator advising a living artist depart from his or her appropriate role?

Art historian and paintings conservator Joyce Hill Stoner, who has spent years working one-on-one with muralists and artists, including the Wyeth family, will draw on her own experience to discuss these questions.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Joyce Hill Stoner / Wyeth
Joyce Hill Stoner, Andrew Wyeth, 1999. Watercolor.
© Andrew Wyeth
On Being a Press Photographer (lecture)
November 20, 4:00 p.m.
Mujahedin praying / Nachtwey
Afghani mujahedin praying while on an operation against the Soviet army, James Nachtwey, 1986
© James Nachtwey/VII

What does it mean to be a press photographer, to see war and conflict and turn it into art? Get a first-hand perspective from newspaper and magazine photographer James Nachtwey.

Named Magazine Photographer of the Year seven times, Nachtwey has captured beauty and suffering on film around the world from Afghanistan to South Africa.

Complements the current exhibitions Pictures for the Press and Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Find More Events at the Getty Center

More events await on our event calendar.

On tap for November: the John Santos Quartet headlines Friday Nights at the Getty; artist Mary Heebner gives two point-of-view talks in the Painted Prayers galleries on November 11; and our Getty Drawing Hour continues on the first and third Friday of the month.

Most events are FREE.

Event Calendar

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