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October 2005

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French Paintings on Rare Loan

Paintings by Van Gogh and Renoir from the Kröller-Müller Museum in The Netherlands are now yours for the viewing at the Getty Center.

These rare loans are the latest graduates of the J. Paul Getty Museum's Conservation Partnership Program, which restores fragile works of art from around the world, free of charge, in exchange for the chance to share them with visitors to the Getty Center.

A third painting, a spectacular portrait by French symbolist Henri Fantin-Latour, will go on view on October 18.

Learn more about these paintings and how they were conserved.

The Clown / Renoir
The Clown, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1868
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo


Paper Art: Collecting Drawings in Holland, 1600–1800
September 6–November 20, 2005

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

A Lion Snarling / Saftleven
A Lion Snarling, Cornelis Saftleven, about 1625–1633

A passion for art on paper developed among Dutch artists and merchants of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Get a glimpse of the types of drawings found in their paper art collections in this exhibition, which features drawings of landscapes, portraits, flora and fauna, and festive scenes of everyday life.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Also on View

Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee (through Jan. 22, 2006)
Pictures for the Press (through Jan. 22, 2006)
The Making of Furniture (through Oct. 23, 2005)

Opening in October
Titian and the Commander: A Renaissance Artist and His Patron (Oct. 4, 2005–Feb. 5, 2006)
Julius Shulman, Modernity and the Metropolis (Oct. 11, 2005–Jan. 22, 2006)
Painted Prayers: Books of Hours from the Morgan Library (Oct. 18, 2005–Jan. 8, 2006)
A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII (Oct. 18, 2005–Jan. 8, 2006)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Warhol Under the Stars (film)
October 8, 12:00–10:00 p.m.

Reservations & Information:
(310) 440-7300

Immerse yourself in the cinema of Andy Warhol at this daylong event. Catch Warhol's first fully completed film, the five-and-a-half-hour Sleep (1963), along with seldom-seen Screen Tests and a panel discussion featuring Warhol "Superstars" and collaborators.

At dusk, head for the Museum Courtyard for a reception and a screening of Sunset (1967), plus more Screen Tests with music from New York DJ Adam Dorn (alias Mocean Worker).

Free; no reservations required. Come for one film or the whole day.

Learn more about this event.

Andy Warhol with camera / unknown photographer
Andy Warhol with camera, 1960s
Founding Collection, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
New York Crime Films
October 14, 7:30 p.m., and October 15, 4:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Naked City still
Desperation on the streets of New York in The Naked City, showing October 15

Hoodlums, street urchins, and reformers clash on the streets of New York City in Dead End Kids: New York Crime Films 1915–1948, a film series inspired by the hard-bitten tabloid photographs in Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee.

From silent melodrama to nihilist noir, these four films—Regeneration, Dead End, Angels with Dirty Faces, and The Naked City—wield celluloid as a weapon for social change.

Learn more and make reservations.

Medieval Bestseller: The Book of Hours (lecture)
October 20, 7:00 p.m.

Illustrated prayer books known as books of hours were bestellers for over 300 years in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Learn why from Roger Wieck, curator at the Morgan Library. He'll take you on an illustrated tour of the text and images in these books in conjunction with the exhibition Painted Prayers: Books of Hours from the Morgan Library, opening October 18.

Learn more and make reservations.

Coronation of the Virgin / Marmion
Virgin and Child Adored by Hawisia DuBois and Her Family, about 1325–1330
New York, The Morgan Library
Pondering Apelles (Conservation Matters lecture)
October 20, 7:00 p.m.
Alexander the Great / Tiepolo
Alexander the Great and Campaspe in the Studio of Apelles, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, about 1740
None of Apelles' works survive—will modern art meet the same fate?

Modern artists have made art out of everything from papier-mâché to light bulbs. Some have even crafted works deliberately designed to rot, crumble, or blow away.

How should conservators approach contemporary art? Should we preserve art that is meant to disappear? Join MoMA's chief conservator Jim Coddington for Pondering Apelles: Conservation Approaches to Modern and Contemporary Art, a look at current theories behind modern art conservation.

Learn more and make reservations.

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Festival
October 2, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

More Family Activities:

For Families

Family Room

Programas para Familias

Swing to the sounds of blues and big band, hear storytellers recreate the radio craze, even edit your own newspaper in this daylong celebration of America at midcentury.

Complements the exhibitions Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee and Pictures for the Press. Free; no reservations necessary.

Learn more about the Family Festival.

Grab your camera and head outdoors for a day of kid-friendly fun at the Getty Center on October 2
Find More Events at the Getty Center
Event Calendar

Hear from Julius Shulman in his own words or catch Greg Brown's lyrical, intelligent folk music. Learn how to illuminate your own manuscript page in a studio workshop, or spend a Saturday afternoon behind the scenes in the Museum's design studio.

Plus, learn what it's like to transform a vacant lot into a cornfield for a season. See it all on our October event calendar.

Most events are FREE.

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