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November 2007

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Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome
October 18, 2007–January 14, 2008
The Getty Villa

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Roman glass was rediscovered in the 1700s and 1800s, inspiring glassmakers across Europe with its stunning designs and intricate techniques. See beautiful glass by ancient and modern artists in this exhibition that explores the continuing influence of Roman glassmaking.

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Replica of the Disch Cantharus
Replica of the Disch Cantharus, Italian or German, late 1800s
At top: Goblet with a Twisted Stem (detail), James Powell & Sons, about 1900
The Corning Museum of Glass, New York
Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro: Artist-Brothers in Renaissance Rome
October 2, 2007–January 6, 2008
The Getty Center
Taddeo Rebuffed / F. Zuccaro
Taddeo Rebuffed by Francesco Il Sant'Angelo, (detail), Federico Zuccaro, about 1595

Discover the genius of artists, brothers, and sometime rivals Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro in this drawings exhibition, which features one of the first "starving artist" tales in Western art. Learn how young artists mastered their craft in the cutthroat art world of late Renaissance Rome and discover why drawing was considered the foundation of all artistic achievement.

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In Focus: The Nude
October 9, 2007–February 28, 2008
The Getty Center

As geometry and poetry, form and feeling, the nude has intrigued photographers for close to 200 years. See the human form in all its moods in the first in a series of new thematic exhibitions featuring photographs from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Torso / Close
Untitled Torso, Chuck Close and Jerry Spagnoli, 2001
© Chuck Close
Also in October: Julius Shulman, Medieval Treasures, and More
Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art
Saint Lawrence by Tilman Riemenschneider is one of the gorgeous objects in Medieval Treasures, opening October 30
Image: The Cleveland Museum of Art

There's more to see—visit current exhibitions to explore what's on now and future exhibitions for a look at more of what's coming this season.

Sculpture, painting, jewelry, manuscripts, armor, and more from one of the world's great collections of medieval art go on view at the Getty Center beginning October 30 in Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Plus, drop by the Central Library in Downtown L.A. for Julius Shulman's Los Angeles, presented by the Getty Research Institute.


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It's a month of addictive sounds from across the map—from Norway to East L.A., from the battlefields of the Trojan War to the jazz clubs of Paris.

On November 4, Quartetto di Venezia sparkles in a Gordon Getty Concert featuring string masterworks by Mozart, Respighi, Wolf, and Verdi. Tickets only $20.

Friday Nights at the Getty continues on November 2 with Double G's Concert 9Net, who turn up the voltage with jazz-inflected re-creations of classical composers, and on November 9 with Norwegian phenomenon Frode Haltli, who makes the accordion sing and seduce. Reservations are available beginning this Thursday, October 18.

Fridays Off the 405, LA's best drop-in musical happening, rocks the Museum Courtyard with experimental party band Free Blood on November 16.

Jazz sizzles on screen and on stage in a screening and concert on Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15, capping Côte à Côte (Coast to Coast), the Getty Research Institute's three-day exploration of jazz in the art and culture of postwar France and California. Make reservations now before these events fill up.

Gods and heroes roar to life in three spine-tingling performances of The Odyssey and the Trojan War by storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden at the Getty Villa on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, including a special family matinee on November 17. Get your free tickets now!

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Performances at the Getty
Frode Haltli creates beauty on the accordion (top); Free Blood unleashes Pixies-esque pop (second from top); Bud Shank performs West Coast jazz (third from top); Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden mesmerize with Homeric heroes (bottom)
Photo top: CF Wesenberg; Photo third from top: © William Claxton


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Lectures at the Getty
Caravaggio's The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew from the Royal Collection (top); Persepolis, Iran, one of the cultural treasures on UNESCO's World Heritage List
Photo top: © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Explore art techniques, history, and conservation with free lectures at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa—always free.

Hear how two paintings in the collection of the Queen of England were recently revealed to be long-lost masterpieces by Caravaggio in a Conservation Matters lecture on Thursday, November 8.

Learn how climate change, politics, and mass tourism pose challenges to cultural treasures around the globe from Francesco Bandarin, director of the UNESCO World Heritage Center, in a lecture on world heritage conservation in the 21st century on Thursday, November 29.

Discover the exquisite form and function of Renaissance armor in a lecture on the art of the armorer on Sunday, November 11, and retrace the turbulent 1,000-year history of a jewel-studded golden masterpiece in a lecture on the Guelph Treasure on Sunday, November 18. Both lectures celebrate the exhibition Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art, which opens on October 30.

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F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Festival
November 10, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Tips for Families

All Family Activities

Experience 1,300 years of Western civilization in just one day! Crown yourself queen or king, hear tales of Don Quixote and Jonah and the whale, and thrill to music from Italy, Elizabethan England, and the Celtic lands in this day of merriment complementing the exhibition Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art, which opens on October 30.

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Family Festival storytelling
Tilt at windmills with Don Quixote in Will & Company's humorous retelling of Don Quixote
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Event Calendar

Our fall exhibitions and events continue in full swing. See them all on our event calendar.

More free events in November: curator of antiquities Karol Wight talks about modern glass inspired by ancient Rome and historian Irad Malkin ponders how Greek civilization thrived as it spread to far-flung locations.

There is still time to catch jazz legend Patricia Barber in concert at the Getty Villa and peerless vocal group Pomerium in concert at the Getty Center. Plus, Getty Drawing Hour and Family Drawing Hour both continue in November.

Most events are FREE.

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