The Getty Center
Detail of the Travertine Ensemble. Photo: Aaron Paley


Framing L.A.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Time: 3:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, site wide
Admission: Free; no reservations required

Using Richard Meier's spectacular Getty Center as the starting point, this special event examines Los Angeles and modernism in conjunction with the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990. Immerse yourself in an afternoon and evening of interactive, engaging, and thought-provoking experiences designed by artists in Los Angeles. Craft a new city; engage in works choreographed for the site; explore sounds, textures, and materials; and examine the ideas that propelled L.A. to become one of the world's laboratories for architectural and urban innovation.

As part of Framing L.A., a special cash bar will open from 5:30–8:30 p.m., and will serve retro cocktails like the Vodka Stinger and Tequila Sunrise. Enjoy drinks, and architecture, that defined an era.

Programming Schedule

The Travertine Ensemble
4:45 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.

Five Los Angeles performers/composers play the walls of the Getty Center with mallets. Lined with travertine tiles, the pitched surfaces has been mapped by the musicians who perform five compositions culminating in a group audience-participation piece. Curated by Paul Fraser. Featuring Paul Fraser, Mike Lockwood, Ellen Reid, Colin Wambsgans, and Andrea Young.

3:00–9:00 p.m.

dublab DJs share a live mix that showcases progressive music made in L.A. as they time travel from the 1940s through the 1990s. This soundscape will focus on obscure and sublime gems from a specific decade as we flash forward together.

Dance Camera West
4:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. (performances)
5:00 p.m. (film screening)

Celebrate the Dance Camera West's 12th-annual Dance Media Film Festival, themed Get Wet. This is a celebration of dance on screen, live dance, and water at the Getty Center! World-renowned director/choreographers Daniel Ezralow and Kitty McNamee and their companies perform dances inspired by water, followed by Site and Architecture, a series of architectural dance shorts complementing Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

Get in Shape with Your Environment!
L.A. Sunset Circuit Training at the Getty Center

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Circuit trainers: Alex Amerri and Sara Daleiden
Single circuit time: 30–45 minutes
Difficulty level: Moderate, with strong elevation shifts including stairs (ADA accessibility with elevators)

You may have heard of the famous Santa Monica stairs, but did you know the Getty Center is the ultimate training center for the body and mind? Join us for prime circuit-training action as we weave in, out, up, and down the Getty Center campus to explore L.A.'s anthro-topography and geographical gems. Let's get pumped!

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your water bottle. Water refills and snacks provided.

This program is ongoing. Join in at anytime!

Getty Remodel 2013 with Kiel Johnson
3:00–9:00 p.m.

Even an architectural marvel like the Getty Center has room for improvement. Come take out a wall, put in a skylight, or move the Cactus Garden. Collaborate with Kiel Johnson, who builds a cardboard model of the compound. All you need to bring is your imagination!

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.