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November 2013
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Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor
Through March 3, 2014 | The Getty Villa

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Come eye to eye with this monumental bronze statue of the legendary Tiberius. Through twists of fate and familial circumstance, he succeeded Augustus to become Rome's second emperor. This masterful sculpture was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in ancient times and discovered at Herculaneum in 1741, and has been the subject of a yearlong conservation project at the Getty Villa while on loan from National Archaeological Museum in Naples.

Also at the Getty Villa, don't miss the Cyrus Cylinder, on view through December 2 only. From October 12 through November 30, the Villa is open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor - through March 3
Statue of Tiberius (detail), Roman, A.D. 37. Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei—Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Laboratorio di Conservazione e Restauro. Banner image: The Cyrus Cylinder, Achaemenid after 539 B.C. The British Museum
In Focus: Architecture
Through March 2, 2014 | The Getty Center

Discover over 150 years of architectural photography through images of sacred and secular structures, picturesque environments, abstracted spaces, and conceptual forms. Drawn from the Getty Museum's collection, and including works by a wide range of artists including Eugéne Atget, Walker Evans, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Ryuji Miyamoto, this exhibition reveals how the relationship between photography and architecture throughout history has shaped our understanding and perception of architecture.

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In Focus: Architecture - through March 2
The Eiffel Tower: State of the Construction, 1888, Louis-Émile Durandelle
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Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister
Through February 2, 2014 | The Getty Center

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Stunning monumental stained glass windows of the 12th century, removed for the first time ever from England's legendary Canterbury Cathedral, are united with the St. Albans Psalter, a richly illuminated book of psalms—and one of the most famous English manuscripts of the 12th century. Witness these two exceptionally rare masterpieces of English medieval art on view now in this major exhibition.

Explore stories behind the exhibition with free curator talks this month—on the murder that shocked the Middle Ages and a rebellious nun and her great book.

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Canterbury and St. Albans - through February 2, 2014
Left: Noah, from the Ancestors of Christ Windows, Canterbury Cathedral, England, 1178–1180. Image Robert Greshoff Photography, courtesy Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. Right: The Martyrdom of Saint Albans, from St. Albans Psalter, about 1130. Dombibliothek Hildesheim
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Gods and Heroes: European Drawings of Classical Mythology
November 19, 2013–February 9, 2014 | The Getty Center

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Encounter the classical gods and heroes of Greco-Roman mythology who have inspired generations of artists to depict their colorful and dramatic stories. Through a selection of nearly 40 drawings from the Getty Museum's collection dating from the Renaissance to the 19th century, this exhibition explores the pictorial representation of myths that have influenced the formation of Western culture.

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Gods and Heroes: European Drawings of Classical Mythology - through February 9
The Education of Achilles, 1862, Eugène Delacroix.
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T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral
Saturday, November 2, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

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Hear the infamous tale of murder and martyrdom by Nobel laureate T.S. Eliot, based on the 1170 assassination of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who defied King Henry II. Boston Court co-artistic director Jessica Kubzansky directs this staged reading of Murder in the Cathedral produced by The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Complements the exhibition Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from the Church and Cloister. Free; a ticket is required.

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Staged reading of Murder in the Cathedral - November 2
Thomas Becket Window, Canterbury Cathedral. Image: TTaylor via Wikimedia Commons
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Rear Windows and Revolving Doors: Three by Hitchcock
Saturday, November 9, 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 10, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

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See three iconic films by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. He began using windows to explore outside and inside as early as 1926 in The Lodger, culminating in his 1954 masterpiece Rear Window. The relationships between home and the outside world, self and "other," safety and peril—and voyeurism—are illuminated in these films. Complements the exhibition At the Window: The Photographer's View. Free; a ticket is required.

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Suspense through a window in three films by Hitchcock - November 9, 10
Still from Rear Window, 1954. © Universal
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Gordon Getty Concert: Los Angeles Master Chorale
Saturday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

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Celebrate the majesty of 11th- and 12th- century music associated with Canterbury Cathedral and its most renowned archbishop, St. Thomas. The Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by music director Grant Gershon, performs inspirational music composed by Leonin, Pérotin, and Hildegard von Bingen. Gershon and the Very Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury, lead a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors.

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L.A. Master Chorale sings of St. Thomas of Canterbury - November 16
Grant Gershon. Photo: Steve Cohn
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Art on Screen: A Conversation with Agnès Varda
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

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Join extraordinary filmmaker and multimedia artist Agnès Varda, the grandmother of the French New Wave, in a conversation about her latest work expanding the documentary genre beyond the screen to the gallery and museum. The event features films and videos from throughout Varda's career, highlighting her explorations of subjectivity and storytelling, as well as her recent series of exhibitions. Free; reservations required.

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Agnes Varda, French new wave cinema, and more - November 3
Agnès Varda, 2011. Photo: Julia Fabry. © ciné-tamaris
Chatting with Henri Matisse: The Lost 1941 Interview
Sunday, November 17, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

In 1941, Henri Matisse gave a remarkable interview that provided a vital assessment of his career—but he suppressed its publication. Art journalist Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes discusses the significance of the interview with art historian Serge Guilbaut, editor of the newly published Chatting with Henri Matisse. Free; reservations required.

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Tyler Green and Serge Guilbaut talk Matisse - November 17
Cover of Chatting with Henri Matisse: The Lost 1941 Interview, Henri Matisse with Pierre Courthion
Also in November

Authority and Autonomy in the Achaemenid Persian Empire
November 2 | 2:00 p.m.

Murder in the Cathedral! Sensationalism and Monastic Patronage at Canterbury
November 5 | 3:00 p.m.

The Colors of the New World: Artists, Materials, and the Creation of the Florentine Codex
November 7 | 7:00 p.m.

A Poem and a Prayerbook, and a Nun on the Run: The St. Albans Psalter and Its Medieval Readers
November 13 | 7:00 p.m.

Why Do We Need Glamour?
November 20 | 7:00 p.m.

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College Night at the Getty Villa
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30–9:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa

College Night at the Getty Villa

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Calling all college students: Enjoy this exclusive evening of art, tours, music, food, and fun at the Getty Villa. Gaze at the over-life-size bronze emperor Tiberius and pay tribute to the Roman tradition by coming dressed in your own very best toga. Also see the Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most celebrated discoveries from the ancient world. The event is free; get a ticket to reserve your spot!

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College Night at the Getty Villa - November 12
Art, tours, food, and fun at College Night!
Highlights at a Glance—November 2013
At the Getty Center this month

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In Focus: Architecture (Through Mar. 2)

O P E N I N G   T H I S   M O N T H
– Gods and Heroes (Nov. 19–Feb. 9)

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Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door (Through Jan. 5)
At the Window: The Photographer's View (Through Jan. 5)
Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul (Through Jan. 19)
Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister (Through Feb. 2)
Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages (Through Mar. 2)

H O T   T I C K E T S
Theater: T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral (Nov. 2)
Conversation: Agnès Varda (Nov. 3)
Talk: Canterbury (Nov. 5)
Talk: The Florentine Codex (Nov. 7)
Film Series: Hitchcock (Nov. 9 & 10)
Talk: A Nun on the Run (Nov. 13)
Concert: Los Angeles Master Chorale (Nov. 16)
Talk: Chatting with Henri Matisse (Nov. 17)
Talk: Why Do We Need Glamour? (Nov. 20)

At the Getty Villa this Month

N E W   E X H I B I T I O N
Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor (Through Mar. 3)

C O N T I N U I N G   T H I S   M O N T H
The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning (Through Dec. 2)

H O T   T I C K E T S
Talk: The Achaemenid Persian Empire (Nov. 2)
College Night at the Getty Villa (Nov. 12)
Handling Sessions: Ancient Frescoes (Thurs. and Sun.)

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