Artist Sylvana Barrett demonstrates the art of gilding at a past artist-at-work demonstration
Learn about historic and contemporary materials and techniques from practicing artists in these free drop-in programs.

Artist at Work
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


Enjoy presentations of historical art-making techniques related to the Museum's collection and exhibitions. Meet artists, ask questions, and get close to the action. This is a free, drop-in program.

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Paper and Light
Sundays, July 9, July 16, July 23,
July 30, 2017
Tuesdays, July 18, July 25, 2017
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach explores the art and science of early photography while demonstrating a variety of 19th-century photographic processes and materials including large-format cameras, lenses, and interactive cameras obscura. Complements the exhibitions Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow and Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante. This is a free, drop-in program.








 
Artist at Work: Arms and Armor
Saturday, July 15, 2017
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. & 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Studio and Education Court

Drop by as master blacksmith Tony Swatton demonstrates materials and techniques used in making arms and armor of ancient Greece and Rome, from basic metal shaping to fine surface embellishments. This is a free, drop-in program.

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Artist Projects
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


 
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taisha paggett & Yann Novak: Mountain, Fire, Holding Still.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Outer Peristyle

Los Angeles-based dance artist taisha paggett and sound artist Yann Novak consider blackness in antiquity as it relates to the body through an immersive and durational performance. This is a free, day-long program. Advanced ticket to the Getty Villa required.

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Getty Artists Program
The Getty Center


The Getty Artists Program extends the education department's existing artist-based programs to include individual artist projects or residencies. Invitations are extended to artists who have shown a strong interest in education. One artist is selected each year and given the freedom to select an audience to work with, and to develop focus and format of their own project.

One goal of the program is to provide invited artists with the opportunity to undertake innovative projects in collaboration with the Museum's staff. The projects provide Museum staff and visitors with new insights and perspectives into the Museum's collections and exhibitions. Thus, our existing audiences have new opportunities for unique learning experiences, and the program has the potential to bring in new audiences. Learn more about this program.

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Barbara Kruger—Whose Values?, 2014

Barbara Kruger, the 2014 Getty Artists Program invitee, is internationally-renown for her large-scale and immersive image, text, and video installations that address provocative social, cultural, and political issues.

For her project, Whose Values?, Kruger joins forces with LAUSD Title I High Schools, specifically 11th and 12th graders from Grover Cleveland High School's Humanities Magnet and Academy of Art and Technology, as well as 12th graders from Chatsworth High School's Humanitas Academy of Education and Human Services. Working with Getty staff and educators from the participating schools, Kruger will engage in small and large-format discussions and activities supporting collaborative art and writing projects connected to core curricular themes of social justice, identity, race, gender and advocacy.

"The Getty Artists Program is an opportunity for me to encourage students to try to visualize, musicalize, and textualize their experience in the world," says Kruger. "I know that this creation of commentary can change lives, encourage ambition, and suggest the pleasure of learning."

The project kicks off in November when Kruger speaks to participating students at Grover Cleveland High School, and will continue in 2015 with a culminating event in the spring.

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Point of View: Artist Talks
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


Point of View: Artist Talks feature Los Angeles-based artists and related specialists in an informal and intimate gallery-talk program, offering a unique perspective on the Getty collection and temporary exhibitions. Free; offered on selected Thursday or Saturday afternoons.

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Point of View Tour: Chris Killip
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Center for Photographs

Join photographer Chris Killip, whose work is featured in the exhibition Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante, as he discusses the creation of his groundbreaking photobook In Flagrante (1988) and the decision to republish it decades later. Sign up begins at noon at the Information Desk.

 
Point of View Tour: Donald Blumberg
Thursday, March 2, 2017
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Center for Photographs

Join artist Donald Blumberg, whose work is featured in the exhibition Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media, and curator Arpad Kovacs as they discuss photographs the artist made in the late 1960s that respond to the media's coverage of the Vietnam War and the domestic political climate of the period. Sign up begins at noon at the Information Desk.

 


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