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September 2013
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Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages
September 3, 2013–March 2, 2014 | The Getty Center

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Explore the popular appeal and influence of saints during the Middle Ages as depicted in elegantly illuminated manuscripts. Medieval Christians were fascinated by stories about saints, who led extraordinary lives full of mystical events and miraculous occurrences. Artists pictured them experiencing revelatory visions, performing wondrous feats, and remaining steadfast in faith even under torment.

Free talks, panel discussions, and a family festival invite you to explore the art of the Middle Ages and the fascinating stories of saints.

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Saints in the Middle Ages - opens September 3
Saint Catherine in the Gualenghi d'Este Hours, about 1469, Taddeo Crivelli. Banner image: The Mass of St. Gregory (detail), about 1500, Workshop of Gerard Horenbout
Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister
September 20, 2013–February 2, 2014 | The Getty Center

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view two exceptionally rare masterpieces of medieval English art: monumental stained glass from England's famed Canterbury Cathedral alongside the St. Albans Psalter, a richly illuminated book of psalms and one of the most famous English manuscripts of the early Middle Ages. This exhibition reveals how texts, prayers, and environments shaped viewers' understanding of these pictures during an era of artistic renewal.

Coming to the Getty Center September 20.

Canterbury and St. Albans Psalter - opens September 20
Noah (detail), from the Ancestors of Christ Windows, Canterbury Cathedral, 1178–1180, attributed to the Methuselah Master. © Robert Greshoff Photography, courtesy Dean and Chapter of Canterbury
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The Poetry of Paper
Through October 20 | The Getty Center
Discover the fascinating world of negative space in this exhibition of masterful drawings paired with original haiku. Learn more »

Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul
Through January 19 | The Getty Center
Both intimate and epic, this video installation by Werner Herzog unites visionary landscapes with expressive avant-garde music. Learn more »

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In Focus: Ed Ruscha
Through September 29 | The Getty Center
Explore excerpts from Ed Ruscha's Streets of Los Angeles archive along with several of his vintage prints. Learn more »

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Download over 4,600 free, high-resolution images of artworks in the Getty Museum's collection through our Open Content Program. From photographs to furniture, sculpture to manuscripts, these beautiful artwork images are available to all to use for any purpose.

Newly announced by president and CEO James Cuno, the Open Content Program strives to encourage learning and creativity by making the Getty's digital resources as freely accessible as possible.

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Fruit Piece (detail), 1722, Jan van Huysum
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Outdoor Theater Production: Prometheus Bound
Thursdays–Saturdays, September 5–28, 8:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa

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Witness a unique contemporary staging of this timeless tale of the Titan Prometheus and his struggle against unjust gods. The progenitor and champion of humankind has stolen fire from Mount Olympus, giving rise to human civilization. Doomed by Zeus to spend eternity chained to a mountaintop, he refuses to be silent in the face of tyranny. Presented by CalArts Center for New Performance and TransArts, and directed by Travis Preston. Tickets $42; $38 students/seniors.

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Prometheus, the great wheel, and outdoor theater
Prometheus Bound under the stars at the Getty Villa
Saturdays Off the 405: Big Black Delta
Saturday, September 21, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

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Armed with a laptop, Jonathan Bates sound-designs and circuit-bends to break rules and make gravity-defying music in Big Black Delta. Straddling genres with darkly romantic songs tied together with otherworldly electronics, guitar, and dueling drummers, the music spans the scale from heartfelt to frenetic sonic attack, hitting everything in between.

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Experience gravity-defying music from Big Black Delta
Jonathan Bates and the sounds of Big Black Delta
Sounds of L.A.: Chaksampa
Saturday, September 28, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 29, 3:30 p.m. | The Getty Center

Sounds of L.A. features a rare fall concert with Tibetan music from Chaksampa, a group of master musicians and dancers whose goal is to preserve and protect folk opera and dance of Tibet. Meaning "bridgebuilder," Chaksampa connects with audiences through performance, documentation, and language programs. This free event celebrates the opening of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts in Los Angeles. Reservations required.

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Hear the music of Tibet from Chaksampa
Chaksampa performs the sounds of Tibet
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Defying Zeus to Help Humans: What Was Prometheus Thinking?
Saturday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa

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Why would a Titan challenge the king of Olympian gods for mere mortals? In the Greek tragedy Prometheus Bound, the protagonist defies Zeus and suffers terrible consequences for helping the human race. Join classicist Mark Griffith as he explores the meaning of Prometheus's "philanthropy" and the questions that the play raises about justice and the nature of divine power. Free; a ticket is required.

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Explore the meaning of Prometheus's philanthropy toward humankind - September 21
Prometheus Bound, 1762, Nicolas-Sébastien Adam. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Photo: Marie-Lan Nguyen, public domain via Wikimedia Commons
Canterbury: Fourteen Centuries of Community and Creativity
Sunday, September 22, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

Today in Canterbury, a creative community of stonemasons, carpenters, workers in stained glass, musicians, and others care for the ancient Cathedral of Canterbury, founded in 597 by St. Augustine. Discover the origin and evolution of this extraordinary staff experienced in traditional arts and crafts, as revealed by the Very Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury. Free; reservations recommended.

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Canterbury Cathedral and a community of artisans - September 22
The Very Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury
Westminster Abbey—For Ever New
Monday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

An architectural masterpiece, Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than 1,000 years of English history. In addition to its stunning architecture, the Abbey is also a treasure house of paintings, stained glass, monuments, textiles, and other artifacts. Join the Very Reverend Dr. John R. Hall, Dean of Westminster, for an evening exploring the architecture, events, and people that are part of the history of the magnificent Abbey. Free; reservations recommended.

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Westminster Abbey's architecture, treasures, and history - September 23
Westminster Abbey. Photo: © Westminster Abbey
Also in September

Thinking on Paper: A Consideration of Negative Space in Drawing
September 8 | 3:00 p.m.

Highlights at a Glance—September 2013
At the Getty Center this month

O P E N I N G   T H I S   M O N T H
Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages (Sept. 3–Mar. 2)
Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister (Sept. 20–Feb. 2)

C O N T I N U I N G   E X H I B I T I O N S
The Poetry of Paper (Through Oct. 20)
Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul (Through Jan. 19)

C L O S I N G   T H I S   M O N T H
In Focus: Ed Ruscha (Through Sept. 29)

H O T   T I C K E T S
Getty Drawing Hour (Sept 1 & 15)
Talk: Negative Space in Drawing (Sept. 8)
Saturdays Off the 405: Big Black Delta (Sept. 21)
Talk: Canterbury (Sept. 22)
Talk: Westminster Abbey (Sept. 23)
Sounds of L.A.: Music of Tibet (Sept. 28 & 29)

At the Getty Villa this Month

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Outdoor Theater: Prometheus Bound (Thurs.–Sat., Sept. 5–28)
Talk: What Was Prometheus Thinking? (Sept. 21)
Course: Fresco Painting (Sept. 29 & Oct. 6)

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