Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

The Getty Center

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  • Family Art Stops

    Tuesdays through August 26, 2014
    11:30 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Get up close and personal with a single work of art at this half-hour, hands-on gallery experience geared toward families with children ages 5 and up. Sign-up begins 30 minutes before the program at the Information Desk.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • Garden Tour

    Daily
    11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Getty Center

    The gardens of the Getty are the focus of this 45-minute tour. Meet the docent outsideat the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Daily through July 20, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Discover the decorative delights of a paneled Paris residence designed by celebrated architect Claude-Nicholas Ledoux in this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    10:15 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
    Museum Entrance Hall, Getty Center

    Discover more about Richard Meier's architecture and the design of the Getty Center site in this 45-minute tour. Meet the docent outside at the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum.

  • Exhibition Tour: The Scandalous Art of James Ensor

    Tuesdays - Thursdays through September 4, 2014
    10:30 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour examines the complex and eccentric art of Belgian artist James Ensor. Explore the artist's avant-garde compositions and techniques through his paintings, drawings and prints. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Meet the educator at the Information Desk.

  • Focus Tour: Era of Impressionism

    Daily through August 3, 2014
    12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore the Getty's collection of 19th-century paintings by artists such as Millet, Monet, and Van Gogh in this one-hour tour. The talk may also include examples of sculpture, photographs, or drawings. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Exhibition Tour: The Scandalous Art of James Ensor

    Daily through September 7, 2014
    1:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour examines the complex and eccentric art of Belgian artist James Ensor. Meet the docent at the Museum Information Desk.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Tuesday July 15, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Elizabeth Morrison, senior curator of manuscripts, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display

    Daily

    South Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

    From the time an object is made until the day it enters a museum's collection, it may be displayed, used, and perceived in different ways. The Life of Art takes selected objects from the Getty Museum's galleries and encourages visitors to sit down and spend time with them, offering the opportunity to examine them closely to understand how they were made and functioned, why they were collected, and how they have been displayed. Through careful looking, what may be learned about the maker and previous owners of a French gilt-bronze wall light, for example, or the transformation in England of a Chinese porcelain bowl? Close engagement reveals the full lives of these works and why they continue to be collected and cherished today.

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  • The Scandalous Art of James Ensor

    Daily through September 7, 2014

    Exhibitions Pavilion, Getty Center

    This exhibition charts James Ensor's astonishing artistic development in the decade culminating with his avant-garde masterpiece, Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889 (1888), a shockingly satirical indictment of modern Belgian society that is one of the Getty Museum's major highlights. The exhibition presents nearly 60 Ensor paintings and drawings from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, along with a rich selection of the artist's drawings and etchings from the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and several other key lenders.

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  • In Focus: Ansel Adams

    Daily through July 20, 2014

    West Pavilion, Lower Level, Getty Center

    In the 1970s, Ansel Adams—internationally renowned photographer and conservationist—sought to preserve his archive for future generations by creating the "Ansel Adams Museum Set," a portfolio of his greatest work. Inspired by the recent acquisition of a "Museum Set," this exhibition also includes earlier works by Adams from the Museum's permanent collection, offering visitors an opportunity to view changes in Adams's printing styles and an understanding of the photographer's assessment of his life's work.

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  • Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawings from Los Angeles Collections

    Daily through September 21, 2014

    West Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

    This exhibition celebrates the art of drawing in France from the death of Louis XIV, in 1715, to the Revolution of 1789. During this period, when inventiveness was greatly valued, drawing exemplified the creative impulse perhaps more than any other artistic medium, contributing decisively to an aesthetic evolution from the decorative exuberance of the Rococo style to the linear austerity of Neoclassicism. The exhibition showcases works from the J. Paul Getty Museum and from distinguished private Los Angeles collections by such artists as François Boucher, Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and Jean-Antoine Watteau.

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  • Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit

    Daily through October 19, 2014

    West Pavilion, Lower Level, Getty Center

    Controversial, misunderstood, and sometimes overlooked, Minor White (American 1908–1976) was one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. His photographs demonstrate an understanding of the aesthetic and technical aspects of photography as well as its potential to be a medium of spiritual transformation. White's work as an artist, teacher, editor, and critic exerted a powerful influence on a generation of photographers and still resonates today. This retrospective exhibition features White's masterpiece, the eleven-print sequence Sound of One Hand (1965).

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  • Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection

    Daily through October 19, 2014

    West Pavilion, Lower Level, Getty Center

    By juxtaposing contemporary and historical photographs from the permanent collection, this exhibition proposes points of intersection between works created in response to shifting technical developments and aesthetic concerns. Whether related by direct influence or visual affinities of a more tenuous nature, groupings of images reveal the rich diversity of photographic approaches to subjects that have engaged photographers for the past century. Recent acquisitions by Vera Lutter, Loretta Lux, Scott McFarland, Yasumasa Morimura, Cindy Sherman, and James Welling, among others, are featured.

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  • Chivalry in the Middle Ages

    Daily through November 30, 2014

    North Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

    Our popular understanding of the Middle Ages—with visions of damsels in distress and knights in shining armor—is dominated by the romantic ideals of chivalry. Manuscripts from the period reveal that the codes of behavior associated with chivalry permeated nearly every aspect of aristocratic life, from fighting techniques to courtly love. Drawn from the Getty Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition explores how elite members of medieval society practiced the chivalric arts to demonstrate their affluence and sophistication.

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  • Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films

    Daily through October 12, 2014

    Research Institute Galleries I and II, Getty Center

    Dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer Yvonne Rainer is one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years, not only in the fields of dance and cinema but in other artistic movements such as minimalism, conceptual art, feminist art, and postmodernism. Drawn from Rainer's archive at the Getty Research Institute, this exhibition surveys her major dance, film, and performance works through a lively array of photographs, scores, journals, ephemera, and audiovisual presentations.

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