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September 2006

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Landscape in the Renaissance
through October 15
The Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

In the Renaissance, European artists discovered a new beauty and poetry in the landscape. As scientific exploration and mapmaking advanced, so did artists' passion to portray land, water, and sky.

See highlights from the J. Paul Getty Museum's manuscripts collection in this new exhibition, which also includes an early Renaissance panel painting from Hungary, newly conserved by the Museum's paintings conservation department.

Get a close-up look at the exhibition and the rise of landscape in European art with a gallery course at the Getty Center and LACMA on September 21 and 28.

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Story of Adam and Eve / Unknown
The Story of Adam and Eve (detail), French, about 1415
Enduring Myth: The Tragedy of Hippolytos and Phaidra
August 24–December 4
The Getty Villa
Phaidra and Hippolytos / Desnoyers after Guerin
Phaidra and Hippolytos (detail), Baron Auguste Gaspard Louis Desnoyers after Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, about 1802
Private collection

Repressed sexuality. Illicit passion. Religious zealotry. Is it any wonder that the ancient myth of Hippolytos and Phaidra has captivated playwrights, artists, actors, and film directors from Euripides to Jules Dassin? Explore how this myth has been adapted and interpreted in different periods in art, stage, and film in this new exhibition at the Getty Villa, opening August 24.

Advance, timed tickets are required to visit the Getty Villa. Call (310) 440-7300 to check ticket availability, or visit our Web site for same-day tickets.

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Hippolytos at the Getty Villa
Don't miss the related performance of Euripides' Hippolytos, the inaugural production in the Villa's Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater.

Also on View at the Getty Center

Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature (through September 17)
Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship (through September 24)
Rubens and His Printmakers (through September 24)
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)

Also on View at the Getty Villa

The Colors of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases (through September 4)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Fridays Off the 405 (performance)
September 1, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Information and Reservations:
(310) 440-7300

Get-down Motown meets Teutonic-electronic in the progressive soul of techno wizard and vocalist Jamie Lidell. Catch his cinematic, mad-scientist-style showmanship at this free evening of dancing, relaxing, and gallery browsing.

Free; no reservations required.

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Jamie Lidell
Tiny horn, giant sound—the playful, genre-crossing Jamie Lidell
Friday Nights at the Getty (performances)
The Getty Center

Masters of folk and jazz kick off this season of Friday Nights at the Getty. Reservations for all three performances are available beginning Thursday, August 24, at 9:00 a.m.

Vashti Bunyan
Intelligent, soulful, melodic: Vashti Bunyan
Photo: Jason Evans

Vashti Bunyan
September 8, 7:30 p.m.
Experience the return of a cult legend in this first-ever L.A. appearance by charismatic folk pioneer Vashti Bunyan. "I wanted to be the one with road dust on my boots," she sings wistfully on Lookaftering, the intimate and lyrical CD that has returned her to prominence after 35 years of self-exile.

Free; reservations required.

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David Ornette Cherry
September 15, 7:30 p.m.
He's grounded in jazz but explores sounds as diverse as hard rock and Afrofunk. Master of keyboards, wood flute, and melodica, David Ornette Cherry combines textured rhythms with hypnotizing harmonies and fluid vocals to create "a universal language emphasizing a positive state of mind."

Free; reservations required.

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David Ornette Cherry
Musical adventurer David Ornette Cherry
Eleni Mandell
Folk-pop-country master Eleni Mandell
Photo: autumn de wilde

Angels of the East
September 29, 7:30 p.m.
Passionate and full of surprises, L.A. singers Eleni Mandell and Becky Stark are complementary opposites with angelic voices that are hot and cold, dark and light, life-affirming and self-doubting. They join forces for an evening of harmonious folk, pop, and country with an indie-rock core.

Free; reservations required.

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"Mio Amico": Brueghel and Rubens (lecture)
September 10, 4:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Friends as well as collaborators, Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Breughel the Elder united their remarkably different styles into the seamless paintings now on view in Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship.

In this lecture by eloquent art historian David Freedberg, learn how they—and many other artists—worked so closely together, and how these collaborations can affect how we interpret what we see.

Free; reservations required.

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Madonna and Child in a Garland of Fruit and Flowers / Breughel and Rubens
Madonna and Child in a Garland of Fruit and Flowers (detail), Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens, about 1620
Rights Reserved © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
Conservation at Angkor Wat (Conservation Matters lecture)
September 21, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Ta Reach statue at Angkor Wat
Colorful offerings adorn the statue of Ta Reach at Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia

How do you conserve a work of art that is sacred to an entire community? Find out from stone conservator Simon Warrack, who will discuss his work on the statue of the deity Ta Reach at Cambodia's spectacular Angkor Wat temple, the largest religious building in the world.

Free; reservations required.

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F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Art Stops
Saturday and Sunday beginning September 9, 2:00 and 2:30 p.m.
The Getty Center

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In the mood for a weekend artistic nibble? Sign up for Family Art Stops, a half-hour, hands-on gallery experience focusing on a single work of art and geared for families with children ages five and up.

The 2:30 p.m. session is also offered in Spanish. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk 30 minutes before the start of the program—this program fills up fast.

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Family Art Stops at the Getty Center
Discover the art of looking at our Family Art Stops
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Event Calendar

Every day lots to see and do—check our online event calendar for complete listings.

Learn about early attempts to design earthquake-resistant buildings on September 14, or explore the role of landscape among aristocrats of the Middle Ages and Renaissance on September 27. Or go futurist with curator-led exhibition tours of A Tumultuous Assembly on September 29.

Get into the fun of drawing with these September courses: Collection Connection at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa and Drawing From the Old Masters: Drawing the Head on September 17, repeating September 20 and 27. And why not spend Friday evening sketching in the galleries with our free Getty Drawing Hour on September 1 and 15?

Most events are FREE.

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