The Dancer Statuette by Paolo Troubetzkoy and the Incredible Life of Countess Thamara Swirskaya
Date: Sunday February 2, 2014, at 3 pm
Location: Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
Travel back to Paris of the 1910s and Los Angeles of the 1950s as Anne-Lise Desmas, associate curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the Getty Museum, traces the history of a bronze statuette of dancer Thamara Swirskaya by sculptor Paolo Troubetzkoy. Purchased by J. Paul Getty in 1933, the sculpture symbolizes the intersection of Swirskaya's and Troubetzkoy's fascinating lives.