Weekend Friday–Sunday, August 1–3, 2014

Weekend Fri–Sun, Aug 1–3, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Getty Center

View of the Getty Center
  • Engaging Ensor: Interactive Print Project

    Friday August 1, 2014
    12 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    Visit Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), the San Francisco-based art collective, at their pop-up screen-printing cart, a participatory social sculpture inspired by the classic teardrop trailer and pulled behind a vintage Vespa scooter. Join the artists as they create free, interactive posters in conjunction with the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • 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 August 3, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    The hot-air balloon, the night sky, and a man's search for meaning in the cosmos. Marvel at an exquisite chandelier 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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).

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

The Getty Villa

View of the Getty Villa

Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is required.

  • ArtQuest! Magnificent Mosaics

    Friday August 1, 2014
    11 am - 3 pm
    Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa

    Drop by and help create a mosaic with artist Karen Silton. Use pieces of tile and broken plates to contribute to a weeklong community mosaic project inspired by artworks in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This free, drop-in workshop is open to all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Museum, Getty Villa

    Explore the architecture of the Getty Villa and learn more about daily life in the ancient world in this 40-minute tour. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Garden Tour

    Fridays
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Getty Villa

    Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of ancient gardens in this 40-minute tour of the Getty Villa's four Roman gardens. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through August 31, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    This 50-minute tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Daily through August 31, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-minute gallery talk that looks in depth at a major work in the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Exhibition Tour: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

    Wednesday - Sunday through August 24, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Join a museum educator for a one-hour tour of this exhibition, which features exquisite loans spanning a millennium of Byzantine art and culture. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

    Daily
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    In 2003, the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired a collection of over 350 pieces of ancient glass, formerly owned by Erwin Oppenländer. The works on view in Molten Color are remarkable for their high quality, their chronological breadth, and the glassmaking techniques illustrated by their manufacture. The vessels are accompanied by text and videos illustrating ancient glassmaking techniques.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • Relief with Antiochos and Herakles

    Daily through May 4, 2015
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    On loan from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, a stele honoring Prokleides, a military officer in the Athenian army, is on view at the Getty Villa in a gallery (208) devoted to Religious Offerings. Carved in relief above a public decree are figures of Antiochos, the mythical founder of the tribe Antiochis, and his father, the Greek hero Herakles.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

    Daily through August 25, 2014
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    Byzantine artists drew from pagan and early Christian foundations to fashion the opulent and deeply spiritual world of Byzantium (A.D. 330–1453). The establishment of Christianity as the state religion inspired the creation of luminous icons, textiles, architectural sculptures, frescoes, and mosaics to adorn basilicas throughout the empire. Prosperous monasteries produced illuminated manuscripts and preserved the legacy of ancient Greek literature, while private patronage fostered the embellishment of daily life. Nearly two hundred objects, exclusively from Greek collections, display the distinctive Byzantine aesthetic that influenced the artistic traditions of neighboring cultures for over a millennium. The exhibition was organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Athens, with the collaboration of the Benaki Museum, Athens, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • Bronze Portrait of Tiberius

    Daily through September 22, 2014
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    Following a year-long conservation project and subsequent exhibition, this over-life size bronze portrait of Tiberius from Herculaneum remains on view at the Getty Villa. Marking the two thousandth anniversary of Tiberius's accession as Emperor, the statue is displayed in a gallery devoted to Men in Antiquity (209). There he stands in the company of busts of other Roman emperors, including his predecessor Augustus and successor Caligula.

     Learn more about this exhibition

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Getty Center

View of the Getty Center
  • Garden Concerts for Kids: Mister G

    Saturday August 2, 2014
    4 pm - 5:30 pm
    Central Garden, Getty Center

    Mister G is Ben Gundersheimer, a former indie rocker turned full-time family musician and teaching artist known for his collection of original bilingual (Spanish/English) songs that span a range of musical styles from bossa nova to ska, funk to folk. A riveting performer, Mister G is a leading figure in the children's music world.

    Learn more about Garden Concerts for Kids

  • Engaging Ensor: Interactive Print Project

    Saturday August 2, 2014
    12 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    Visit Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), the San Francisco-based art collective, at their pop-up screen-printing cart, a participatory social sculpture inspired by the classic teardrop trailer and pulled behind a vintage Vespa scooter. Join the artists as they create free, interactive posters in conjunction with the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • 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 August 3, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    The hot-air balloon, the night sky, and a man's search for meaning in the cosmos. Marvel at an exquisite chandelier 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

    Weekends through September 7, 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.

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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).

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

The Getty Villa

View of the Getty Villa
  • ArtQuest! Magnificent Mosaics

    Saturday August 2, 2014
    11 am - 3 pm
    Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa

    Drop by and help create a mosaic with artist Karen Silton. Use pieces of tile and broken plates to contribute to a weeklong community mosaic project inspired by artworks in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This free, drop-in workshop is open to all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • Art Odyssey for Families

    Saturday August 2, 2014
    11:45 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Enjoy a fun-filled 30 minute journey through the galleries. For children (ages 5 and up) with adults. Space is limited. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Museum, Getty Villa

    Explore the architecture of the Getty Villa and learn more about daily life in the ancient world in this 40-minute tour. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Garden Tour

    Saturdays
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of ancient gardens in this 40-minute tour of the Getty Villa's four Roman gardens. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Tea by the Sea

    Saturdays through December 26, 2015
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Getty Villa

    Enjoy Tea by the Sea, a special dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow at the Villa. Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of sweet and savory sandwiches and pastries, along with fruits, cheeses, and a varied selection of teas. After tea, you can tour the Villa's authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens with knowledgeable docents, then spend the rest of the afternoon savoring the Villa's exhibitions and permanent collection. $36 per person.

    Please reserve in advance. Call (800)369-3059 or email us at BonAppetitReservations@getty.edu.

     Learn more about this event

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through August 31, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    This 50-minute tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Daily through August 31, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-minute gallery talk that looks in depth at a major work in the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Exhibition Tour: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

    Wednesday - Sunday through August 24, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Join a museum educator for a one-hour tour of this exhibition, which features exquisite loans spanning a millennium of Byzantine art and culture. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Culinary Garden Tour

    Saturdays through December 27, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Getty Villa

    Enjoy a 30-minute food-themed tour of the Getty Villa's gardens as you explore the plants, herbs, and fruits used for cooking in antiquity. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Tea by the Sea

    Saturdays through December 26, 2015
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Getty Villa

    Enjoy Tea by the Sea, a special dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow at the Villa. Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of sweet and savory sandwiches and pastries, along with fruits, cheeses, and a varied selection of teas. After tea, you can tour the Villa's authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens with knowledgeable docents, then spend the rest of the afternoon savoring the Villa's exhibitions and permanent collection. $36 per person.

    Please reserve in advance. Call (800)369-3059 or email us at BonAppetitReservations@getty.edu.

     Learn more about this event

  • Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

    Daily
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    In 2003, the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired a collection of over 350 pieces of ancient glass, formerly owned by Erwin Oppenländer. The works on view in Molten Color are remarkable for their high quality, their chronological breadth, and the glassmaking techniques illustrated by their manufacture. The vessels are accompanied by text and videos illustrating ancient glassmaking techniques.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • Relief with Antiochos and Herakles

    Daily through May 4, 2015
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    On loan from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, a stele honoring Prokleides, a military officer in the Athenian army, is on view at the Getty Villa in a gallery (208) devoted to Religious Offerings. Carved in relief above a public decree are figures of Antiochos, the mythical founder of the tribe Antiochis, and his father, the Greek hero Herakles.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

    Daily through August 25, 2014
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    Byzantine artists drew from pagan and early Christian foundations to fashion the opulent and deeply spiritual world of Byzantium (A.D. 330–1453). The establishment of Christianity as the state religion inspired the creation of luminous icons, textiles, architectural sculptures, frescoes, and mosaics to adorn basilicas throughout the empire. Prosperous monasteries produced illuminated manuscripts and preserved the legacy of ancient Greek literature, while private patronage fostered the embellishment of daily life. Nearly two hundred objects, exclusively from Greek collections, display the distinctive Byzantine aesthetic that influenced the artistic traditions of neighboring cultures for over a millennium. The exhibition was organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Athens, with the collaboration of the Benaki Museum, Athens, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • Bronze Portrait of Tiberius

    Daily through September 22, 2014
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    Following a year-long conservation project and subsequent exhibition, this over-life size bronze portrait of Tiberius from Herculaneum remains on view at the Getty Villa. Marking the two thousandth anniversary of Tiberius's accession as Emperor, the statue is displayed in a gallery devoted to Men in Antiquity (209). There he stands in the company of busts of other Roman emperors, including his predecessor Augustus and successor Caligula.

     Learn more about this exhibition

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Getty Center

View of the Getty Center
  • Art Adventures for Families

    Sundays through August 31, 2014
    11:30 am, 1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Slow day? Jazz it up by exploring a work of art in the galleries with an educator, then create your own masterpiece inspired by what you see. Materials are provided at this 45-minute program geared for families with children ages 5 and up. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the program at the Information Desk.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • Garden Concerts for Kids: Mister G

    Sunday August 3, 2014
    4 pm - 5:30 pm
    Central Garden, Getty Center

    Mister G is Ben Gundersheimer, a former indie rocker turned full-time family musician and teaching artist known for his collection of original bilingual (Spanish/English) songs that span a range of musical styles from bossa nova to ska, funk to folk. A riveting performer, Mister G is a leading figure in the children's music world.

    Learn more about Garden Concerts for Kids

  • The French Collection

    Sunday August 3, 2014
    4 pm
    Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

    How and why does one collect historical French art in 21st-century America? Distinguished Los Angeles private collectors join Getty drawings curators for a lively roundtable discussion about the motivations, pleasures, and difficulties—personal and professional—of sourcing, selecting, acquiring, and displaying works of art, whether in the context of a public museum or in that of a private collection.

     Learn more about this event

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  • Artist at Work: Arms and Armor

    Sunday August 3, 2014
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    How did knights get shining armor? Drop by as master blacksmith Tony Swatton demonstrates materials and techniques used in making arms and armor of the Middle Ages. Complements the Chivalry in the Middle Ages exhibition.

  • Drawing from the Masters: Mark Marking

    Sunday August 3, 2014
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sunday of the month at the Getty Center. In August, explore the expressive potential of making marks to create value, form, and texture with artist Marissa Magdelena. All experience levels welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 2:30 pm at the Information Desk.

  • 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 August 3, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    The hot-air balloon, the night sky, and a man's search for meaning in the cosmos. Marvel at an exquisite chandelier 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

    Weekends through September 7, 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.

  • 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.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • 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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  • 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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  • ArtQuest! Magnificent Mosaics

    Sunday August 3, 2014
    11 am - 3 pm
    Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa

    Drop by and help create a mosaic with artist Karen Silton. Use pieces of tile and broken plates to contribute to a weeklong community mosaic project inspired by artworks in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This free, drop-in workshop is open to all ages.

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  • Handling Session: Mosaics

    Thursdays and Sundays through August 31, 2014
    11 am - 12 pm
    Reading Room, Getty Villa

    How were mosaics created from pieces of stone and glass? Learn how these intricate architectural decorations were made in this multisensory handling session. Touch tools and materials used by ancient mosaicists, including tesserae, slaked lime, marble dust, and nippers. Complements the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Museum, Getty Villa

    Explore the architecture of the Getty Villa and learn more about daily life in the ancient world in this 40-minute tour. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Garden Tour

    Sundays
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Getty Villa

    Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of ancient gardens in this 40-minute tour of the Getty Villa's four Roman gardens. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through August 31, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    This 50-minute tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Daily through August 31, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-minute gallery talk that looks in depth at a major work in the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Exhibition Tour: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

    Wednesday - Sunday through August 24, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Join a museum educator for a one-hour tour of this exhibition, which features exquisite loans spanning a millennium of Byzantine art and culture. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

    Daily
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    In 2003, the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired a collection of over 350 pieces of ancient glass, formerly owned by Erwin Oppenländer. The works on view in Molten Color are remarkable for their high quality, their chronological breadth, and the glassmaking techniques illustrated by their manufacture. The vessels are accompanied by text and videos illustrating ancient glassmaking techniques.

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  • Relief with Antiochos and Herakles

    Daily through May 4, 2015
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    On loan from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, a stele honoring Prokleides, a military officer in the Athenian army, is on view at the Getty Villa in a gallery (208) devoted to Religious Offerings. Carved in relief above a public decree are figures of Antiochos, the mythical founder of the tribe Antiochis, and his father, the Greek hero Herakles.

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  • Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

    Daily through August 25, 2014
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    Byzantine artists drew from pagan and early Christian foundations to fashion the opulent and deeply spiritual world of Byzantium (A.D. 330–1453). The establishment of Christianity as the state religion inspired the creation of luminous icons, textiles, architectural sculptures, frescoes, and mosaics to adorn basilicas throughout the empire. Prosperous monasteries produced illuminated manuscripts and preserved the legacy of ancient Greek literature, while private patronage fostered the embellishment of daily life. Nearly two hundred objects, exclusively from Greek collections, display the distinctive Byzantine aesthetic that influenced the artistic traditions of neighboring cultures for over a millennium. The exhibition was organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Athens, with the collaboration of the Benaki Museum, Athens, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

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  • Bronze Portrait of Tiberius

    Daily through September 22, 2014
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    Following a year-long conservation project and subsequent exhibition, this over-life size bronze portrait of Tiberius from Herculaneum remains on view at the Getty Villa. Marking the two thousandth anniversary of Tiberius's accession as Emperor, the statue is displayed in a gallery devoted to Men in Antiquity (209). There he stands in the company of busts of other Roman emperors, including his predecessor Augustus and successor Caligula.

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