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September 2005

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Poppies, Irises, and a Fabulous Lunch

In last month's issue we asked for your stories about visiting the Getty Center—thanks to all who submitted! And now, the highlights...

My Getty story was on Mother's Day 2004. My sister and I decided to take my mother to the Getty Center as a special treat.

We also brought my husband and my four-month-old daughter, Isabella. We were worried because we thought it might be too much for Isabella to handle.

As we walked through the halls of the museum, Isabella was entranced by all the artwork and architecture...

Read the rest of this story, plus other visitors' stories.

Toddler in the Central Garden
Everything's coming up toddlers in the Central Garden


American Visions
September 20, 2005–January 26, 2006

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Cop Killer / Weegee
Cop Killer, January 16, 1941, Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
© International Center of Photography

Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee features the legendary photographer's shrewd shots of New York City by night. Murders, fires, and stolen kisses are caught in the stark light of his flashbulb.

The politics and personalities of the 20th century take center stage in the accompanying exhibition Pictures for the Press, featuring iconic media images from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Learn more about American Visions.

Also on View

The Artist Turns to the Book (through Sept. 11)
Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts (through Oct. 2)
The Making of Furniture (through Oct. 23)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Sacred Cloth and Veiled Body (lecture)
September 11, 4:00 p.m.

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

In 1531, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is said to have miraculously appeared on Juan Diego's cloak. This relic is venerated to this day by thousands in the basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Learn how this image has been used as evidence of the Virgin of Guadalupe's miraculous powers from Jeanette Favrot Peterson, associate professor of art history at UC Santa Barbara and an expert on Latin American art.

Free; reservations required.

Complements the exhibition Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts.

Learn more and make reservations.

Juan Diego and the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Juan Diego and the miraculous image of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Tracing Light (performance)
September 24, 8:00 p.m.
Simon Shaheen and A.J. Racy
Simon Shaheen and A.J. Racy
Photo: Barbara Racy

Two masters of Arab music, Simon Shaheen and A.J. Racy, join forces for an evening of soaring improvisation on traditional Near Eastern instruments. Presented in conjunction with the 2005 World Festival of Sacred Music–Los Angeles.

Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors. Call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

Learn more and hear a music sample from the performers.

Surveying the Border (video)
September 29, 7:30 p.m.

Immigration. Stereotypes. Identity. Mexican and U.S. artists take on border-crossing issues in Surveying the Border: Three Decades of Video Art about the United States and Mexico.

This cutting-edge video art is sometimes humorous, sometimes lyrical, sometimes political. A discussion follows.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Video still
Still from Gringo-thon, Greg Berger, 2003

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Artful Weekends
September 3 and 4, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

More Family Activities:

For Families

Family Room

Programas para Familias

Artful Weekends
See masterpieces and make your own at our Artful Weekends drop-in workshops

Make the most of the final days of summer with our drop-in Artful Weekends workshops.

Team up with your kids on a fun gallery activity, then head for an outdoor workshop table to make a project inspired by the art you've just seen.

Offered in English and Spanish.

Free; no reservations necessary.

Learn more about this event.

Find More Events at the Getty Center

A two-part look at gardens in art, the premiere of Maria Gillespie's latest dance creation, a poetry-and-sound duet by Kamau Daáood and David Ornette Cherry, and a workshop drawing from the Old Masters are other great programs this month. And don't miss the kickoff of our First Fridays outdoor music series on September 2.

Check our September event calendar for all the details.

Most events are FREE.

Event Calendar

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