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October 2006

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Modern Sculpture at the Getty Center
debuts January 2007

Modern sculpture is coming to the Getty Center—and giving its outdoor spaces a whole new look.

The new installation debuts in January 2007, but visit now to see the first arrivals, including Roy Lichtenstein's Three Brushstrokes on the plaza outside the Getty Research Institute, Alberto Giacometti's Standing Woman I in the Museum Entrance Hall, and Ellsworth Kelly's Untitled in the Museum Courtyard.

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Untitled / Ellsworth Kelly
Ellsworth Kelly's bronze Untitled (1988) graces the pathway from the Museum Courtyard to the Cactus Garden
© Ellsworth Kelly


From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden
October 5, 2006–April 29, 2007
The Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Cross in the Mountains by Caspar-David Friedrich and Wald by Gerhard Richter

Caspar-David Friedrich and Gerhard Richter are artists separated by well over a century but united by geography and sensibility. See their contemplative, mysterious landscapes, along with a selection of 19th- and 20th-century German paintings from the Galerie Neue Meister in Dresden, Germany, in this two-part exhibition that examines tradition, innovation, and the power of place in German art.

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Left: Cross in the Mountains (Tetschen Altar) (detail), Caspar David Friedrich, 1807–1808. Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.
Right: Wald, (892-3) (detail), Gerhard Richter, 2005. Collection of Susan and Leonard Feinstein. Promised gift to The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © Gerhard Richter.

Also on View at the Getty Center

Landscape in the Renaissance (through October 15, 2006)
A Tumultuous Assembly: Visual Poems of the Italian Futurists (through January 7, 2007)
Casting Nature: François-Thomas Germain's Machine d'Argent (through March 25, 2007)
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered (ongoing)
Opening This Month
Public Faces/Private Spaces: Recent Acquisitions (October 10, 2006–February 4, 2007)
Guercino: Mind to Paper (October 17, 2006–January 21, 2007)
Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection (October 24, 2006–February 25, 2007)
The Gospels in Medieval Manuscript Illumination (October 31, 2006–January 7, 2007)

On View at the Getty Villa

Enduring Myth: The Tragedy of Hippolytos and Phaidra (through December 4, 2006)
Opening This Month
Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa; Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia (October 26, 2006–April 30, 2007)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Friday Nights at the Getty: Distributed Memory (performance)
October 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m.
The Getty Center

Information, Tickets, and Reservations:
(310) 440-7300

News Cycle / Discenza
World of images—Anthony Discenza presents News Cycle #2 on October 6

Experience moving pictures of the offbeat and visionary kind at this special video-and-sound incarnation of Friday Nights at the Getty. Avant-garde artists combine projected images and live music for two evenings of electroacoustics, cable news mashups, rustic pop, experimental puppetry, and more.

Tickets $5; call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

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The Manifesto as Art Form—A Futurist Invention (lecture)
October 19, 3:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Wielding words as weapons, the Italian Futurists cast aside the "mystic ideals" of an irrelevant past and celebrated the tumultuous life of the modern age.

Learn from literary critic Marjorie Perloff about the Futurists' greatest invention—the manifesto—and enjoy a private viewing of the exhibition A Tumultuous Assembly: Visual Poems of the Italian Futurists.

Free; reservations required.

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assemblee tumultueuse / Marinetti
"Une assemblée tumultueuse. Sensibilité numérique" (A Tumultuous Assembly. Numerical Sensibility), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 1919
© 2006 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Van Gogh's Paint—Was It Special? (Conservation Matters lecture)
October 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Crow in the Wheatfields / Van Gogh
Detail of Crows in the Wheatfields by Vincent van Gogh showing his thickly textured brushstrokes
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Vincent van Gogh Foundation

How much do we really know about Vincent van Gogh? His powerful style and use of color have made him one of the world's most beloved painters, yet the exact ingredients of his paint have long remained a mystery. In this lecture, Leslie Carlyle, head of conservation at Tate, explores new theories about how Van Gogh may have used special paint recipes to achieve his distinctive look.

Free; reservations required.

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Your Hope in My Heart: The Music of Orchestra El Azifet (performance)
October 28, 8:00 p.m., October 29, 3:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

The first traditional music group in the Middle East composed entirely of women, El Azifet presents a masterful, enthralling performance of Tunisia's national music, the malouf, to complement the upcoming exhibition Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa.

Tickets $25; $20 students/seniors. Call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

Learn more and hear a music sample.

El Azifet
El Azifet, cultural ambassadors for the rich musical heritage of Northern Africa
Extraordinary Days: The Berman Collection of Photographs (lecture)
October 29, 4:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Barry Lopez
Barry Lopez, called "arguably the nation's premier nature writer"
Photo: Nancy Crampton

Author Barry Lopez, a perceptive chronicler of our physical and psychological landscapes, discusses works from the upcoming exhibition Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection. Lopez guides us to moments in these photographs where ordinary events or objects suddenly become utterly extraordinary—and helps us uncover similar moments in our own lives.

Free; reservations required.

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F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Festival
October 15, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Tips for Families

Family Room

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Explore German culture in this day of fun inspired by the exhibition From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden, opening October 5.

Dance to norteño and conjunto (the new-world version of 19th-century German folk), rediscover the magic of Grimm's Fairy Tales with master storytellers, or enjoy hands-on art-making workshops.

Free; no reservations required.

Learn more and see the day's full schedule.

Family Art Stops at the Getty Center
Follow Hansel and Gretel into the candy cottage with master puppeteer Jim Gamble
Photo: Jim Gamble
Find More Events at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa
Event Calendar

Fall is bursting with exhibitions, performances, lectures, and other special events—check our online event calendar for complete listings.

Savor the art of the chase with a lecture on hunting and dining in 18th-century Europe on October 8, or explore photographs as tools of inquiry in a survey of the Getty Research Institute's photography collection on October 17.

Make reservations beginning this Thursday, September 21, to see indie rockers The 88 on October 13. And tickets are still available for Cabaret Lysistrata at the Getty Villa on October 20 and 21; call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

Reservations are also available beginning this Thursday, September 21, for a lecture-film combo at the Getty Villa focusing on the Hippolytos myth on November 2.

Most events are FREE.

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