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October 2011

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Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1970
October 1, 2011–February 5, 2012
The Getty Center
See how artists sought new approaches and subjects in the years following World War II, creating an art that was truly unique to Southern California. The exhibition leads visitors on a dynamic tour of developments in L.A. art, from the emergence of a distinct modernism through forward-thinking experimentation with techniques and materials.

This exhibition is one of more than 60 going on view across Southern California as part of the Pacific Standard Time initiative, an unprecedented collaboration to tell the story of the L.A. art scene and its impact.

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Crosscurrents, a Pacific Standard Time survey - Opens October 1
Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas, Ed Ruscha, 1963. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; gift of James Meeker, Class of 1958, in memory of Lee English, Class of 1958, scholar, poet, athlete and friend to all. © Ed Ruscha.
Banner image: Robert Alexander, John Reed, Wallace Berman, Juanita Dixon, and Walter Hopps in the alley next to Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, ca. 1957 (detail). Photo by Charles Brittin

Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950–1980
October 1, 2011–February 5, 2012
The Getty Center
Drawn from the Getty Research Institute's archives of Los Angeles art, this exhibition features photographs, ephemera, correspondence, and artwork that reveal the creative methods used by L.A. artists to disseminate their work—from galleries to street protests, mail art to mass media.

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Greetings from L.A. - Opens October 1
Hard Edge group exhibition with works by Ronald Davis and Judy Chicago at Rolf Nelson Gallery in Los Angeles, May 1964. The Getty Research Institute, Gift of Rolf G. Nelson, 2010.M.38.2

Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939
October 25, 2011–March 11, 2012
The Getty Center
The first comprehensive overview of photographs by Lyonel Feininger—a painter, printmaker, and draftsman regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th century—this exhibition also includes by a selection of Bauhaus photographs from the Museum's permanent collection.

Narrative Interventions in Photography
October 25, 2011–March 11, 2012
The Getty Center
Explore the concept of storytelling through three distinct bodies of photographic works by contemporary artists Eileen Cowin, Carrie Mae Weems, and Simryn Gill.

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Performances and Films

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Saturdays Off the 405
Saturday, October 15, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
The last Saturdays Off the 405 of the year goes out in a blaze of bass-driven glory as Thundercat brings his unique hip-hop/jazz/electronica fusion to the Museum Courtyard. Hit the galleries, grab a drink, and explore the gardens and outdoor sculptures after sundown.

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Saturdays Off the 405 season finale - October 15
Thundercat. Photo: Theo Jemison
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Lectures and Conferences

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And in the End Was Commentary: How the Gospels and the Mishnah Happened Side by Side
Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Jack Miles, scholar of Christianity, and David Biale, scholar of Judaism, explore Gospel and Mishnah and the distinction between scripture and commentary in this lively conversation complementing the exhibition "In the Beginning Was the Word": Medieval Gospel Illumination. Free; reservations required.

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Gospel and Mishnah - October 19
Saint John (detail) in a Gospel book, Mesrop of Khizan, 1615

Sex Sells, But Who's Buying? Erotic Imagery on Athenian Vases
Thursday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
The Getty Villa
Why does sexual imagery appear on vases made in ancient Athens? Archaeologist Kathleen Lynch investigates, showing how a misunderstanding of these images has distorted ideas about Athenian cultural identity. Co-presented with the Archaeological Institute of America. Free; a ticket is required. (Please note: Contains images of explicit scenes.)

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Erotic images on Athenian vases - October 20
Wine Cup with a Flirtation Scene (detail), attributed to the Briseis Painter, about 480–470 B.C.

Lyonel Feininger's New Vision
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Laura Muir, curator of the upcoming exhibition Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939, explores the surprisingly influential role photography played in the artistic life of the painter and draftsman, who took up the camera at age 58. Free; reservations required.

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Lyonel Feininger as photographer - October 25
Bauhaus, Lyonel Feininger, March 26, 1929. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum. Gift of T. Lux Feininger. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Modern Art in Los Angeles
Women Curators in Los Angeles
Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
In the 1960s and 1970s, women curators emerged as leading voices in the Southern California art scene. Three of these pioneers—Barbara Haskell, Jane Livingston, and Helene Winer—discuss their role in defining West Coast art and the paths they followed as gallerists, curators, and art historians. Free; reservations required.

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Women curators discuss their work - October 26
Helene Winer pouring tea at Pomona College Faculty Tea at Pomona College Museum of Art, ca. 1971. Photo courtesy of Helene Winer

What to Do with a Wonder of the World? The Puzzle of Petra, Jordan
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
The Getty Villa
Despite being a "star" of global heritage, the breathtaking ruins of Petra remain misunderstood and poorly presented to visitors. Archaeologist Susan Alcock shares recent research on the site and discusses her fieldwork as director of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project. Free; a ticket is required.

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Examining the real Petra - October 27
Petra, Jordan. Photo: Bernard Gagnon / Creative Commons

Also in October

After Euripides: A Conversation with Anne Bogart
October 1 | Get tickets »

Alchemy's Origins in Late Antiquity: Philosophical Crafts and Crafty Philosophers
October 6 | Get tickets »

Handel Next to Tiepolo: Love, Loss, and Loyalty in Music and Art
October 16 | Make reservations »

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Courses and Demonstrations

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Cooking with Literature: The Greek Tabula
Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
The Getty Villa
Join chef and educator Maite Gomez-Rejón for an informal conversation that connects the literary, visual, and culinary arts as seen in the artwork on view at the Getty Villa, followed by a hands-on cooking class and lunch. Offered on two days, with different discussion themes. $75 per session.

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Cooking and conversation - October 22 and 23
Cheers! Statuette of a Reveler (detail), Greek, 550–525 B.C. Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman. Bruce White Photography
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Family Activities

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Family Festival
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Inspired by art in L.A., this daylong festival invites a new generation of local artists to reinterpret the creative legacy celebrated in the Pacific Standard Time initiative. Fun for all ages—make your own mail art, drop in on an impromptu performance, join a family tour through the galleries, and more! Free; no reservations required.

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Family festival celebrates L.A. art - October 22
Look for Chris Kallmyer performing on the alphorn. Photo: Community Arts Resources
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Vasa Laminated Cast Acrylic Sculptures
An internationally known sculptor with a studio in the heart of Los Angeles, Vasa is best known for his luminous prism sculptures that place color in open space. We're pleased to offer a selection of his unique pieces to coincide with the opening of Pacific Standard Time. $90–$395.

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L.A. art: Vasa's triangle laminated cast acrylic sculptures
October at a Glance
At the Getty Center this month

O P E N I N G   T H I S   M O N T H

Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1970 (Oct. 1)
Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950–1980 (Oct. 1)
Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939 (Oct. 25)
Narrative Interventions in Photography (Oct. 25)

H O T   T I C K E T S
Saturdays Off the 405 (Oct. 15)
Lyonel Feininger, Photographer (Oct. 25)
Women Curators in L.A. (Oct. 26)

M A R K   Y O U R   C A L E N D A R
Reservations are available Thursday, October 20 for:
Saturday Nights at the Getty: Inara George and Van Dyke Parks (Nov. 5)

At the Getty Villa this month

H O T   T I C K E T S
Alchemy in Antiquity (Oct. 6)
Erotic Imagery on Vases (Oct. 20)
The Puzzle of Petra (Oct. 27)

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