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Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection
October 24, 2006–February 25, 2007
The Getty Center

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My Grandmother / Dubois
My Grandmother, Doug Dubois, negative 1990, print 2001. Lent by Nancy and Bruce Berman. © Doug Dubois

Find unexpected moments of beauty in ballparks and barbershops, diners and dance halls, farm fields and coal towns in this photographic survey of time and place in the United States since the 1960s.

The exhibition inaugurates the 7,000-square-foot Center for Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, a new and more versatile home for the museum's growing photographs collection.

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Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa; Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia
October 26, 2006–April 30, 2007
The Getty Villa

Meet gods, actors, exotic animals, and other creatures from Roman life and myth in this exhibition of exquisite pavements that graced the homes and public buildings of Tunisia some 1,500 years ago.

Learn how ancient artisans crafted these intricate works, what they reveal about life in Roman Africa, and how conservators are now preserving Tunisia's mosaics in their original settings.

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Medusa / Roman
Medusa (detail), Roman, A.D. 200–300. Sfax Museum. République Tunisienne, Ministère de la Culture, Institut National du Patrimoine. Photography by Bruce M. White, 2005
Also on View at the Getty Center

The Gospels in Medieval Manuscript Illumination (October 31, 2006–January 7, 2007)
A Tumultuous Assembly: Visual Poems of the Italian Futurists (through January 7, 2007)
Guercino: Mind to Paper (through January 21, 2007)
Public Faces/Private Spaces: Recent Acquisitions (through February 4, 2007)
Casting Nature: François-Thomas Germain's Machine d'Argent (through March 25, 2007)
From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden (through April 29, 2007)
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered (through August 5, 2007)
Opening This Month
Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai (November 14, 2006–March 4, 2007)

Also on View at the Getty Villa

Enduring Myth: The Tragedy of Hippolytos and Phaidra (through December 4, 2006)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Celluloid Structures: The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark (film and discussion)
November 1, 7:30 p.m.
The Getty Center

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Conical Intersect / Matta-Clark
Gordon Matta-Clark's Conical Intersect (1975) commented on urban gentrification in Paris
© Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Gordon Matta-Clark carved and sawed art into the architectural detritus of modern civilization, from a rotting pier to a picked-clean office tower headed for the wrecking ball.

Watch the artist's films, discuss them with Matta-Clark's widow Jane Crawford and cinematographer Bob Fiore, then move outside to watch Matta-Clark carve a spiral into two Parisian town houses in the 1975 video Conical Intersect.

Free; reservations required.

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A Sunken Spanish Galleon: Conserving Our Underwater Cultural Heritage (Conservation Matters lecture)
November 9, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

It took them 14,000 hours, but a team of Canadian underwater archaeologists salvaged a sunken 16th-century Spanish whaling ship from the freezing waters off the Labrador coast. Learn how they did it—and why they resubmerged the ship afterwards—from project leader Robert Grenier, who has spent 40 years studying cultural treasures in the deep.

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Marine archaeologist photographing a sunken galleon
A Parks Canada marine archaeologist takes a detailed picture of the bottom of the San Juan
Photo courtesy of Parks Canada
Light, Liturgy, and Icons at Sinai (lecture)
November 15, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Nave of Saint Catherine's
The church at the Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine during the liturgy
Photo: Robert S. Nelson

The saints' portraits and liturgical treasures in the exhibition Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai (opening November 14) are more than works of art. They are instruments of the living religion practiced at Saint Catherine's in Sinai, the world's oldest continuously operating Christian monastery.

Journey inside the monastery walls with exhibition co-curator Robert S. Nelson, one of the world's leading authorities on Byzantine art, to learn more about the meaning of these spectacular icons.

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Fridays Off the 405 (performance)
November 17, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Genre-defying singer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist Aloe Blacc turns the Getty Center into an outdoor club with his radiant, uplifting indie soul. Hang with friends, sip a Getty-tini, and stroll through the galleries to explore photographs and Futurism, gospels and Guercino.

Free; no reservations required.

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Fridays Off the 405
"Sometimes you gotta let your soul shine": Aloe Blacc

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Storytelling
November 12 and 19, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
The Getty Center

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Asha's Baba draws on West African storytelling traditions to create a unique blend of word and song

Get to know artworks in the Getty Museum's collection through lively tales told by two master storytellers this month.

Hear Asha's Baba spin fanciful fables inspired by That Profile on the Tram Arrival Plaza on November 12, or travel with heroes and artists as Antonio Sacre introduces an intricate 17th-century cabinet on November 19.

Learn more and see the full storytelling schedule.

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There's more to explore—see all Center and Villa events on our online event calendar.

Friday Nights at the Getty continues with Dave Alvin, the rock-'n-roll king of California, on November 3, and the weirdly fabulous a capella artistry of Petra Haden and the Sell Outs on November 10.

And don't miss these events at the Getty Villa—a lecture on the Gran Ruta Inca, the ancient wonder of the Andes, and the next installment of the Villa Theater Lab series, the Antaeus Company reinterprets Seneca's Phaedra. Reservations for all four events are available beginning Tuesday, October 24, at 9:00 a.m.

In the mood for photography? John Szarkowski talks about being a photographer on November 2, and four of today's pioneering photographers speak at a roundtable on November 12.

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