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Autry National Center
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Hammer Museum
Huntington Library
Japanese American National Museum
LACMA
Los Angeles Public Library
MAK Center for Art & Architecture
MoCA
Museum of Latin American Art
Natural History Museum
Norton Simon Museum
Orange County Museum of Art
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Skirball Cultural Center
Fowler Museum at UCLA
March 4, 2010
Lectures and Conferences
Architecture in Two Dimensions
Thursday March 4, 2010
7 pm
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center


Frances Anderton, host of KCRW's DnA: Design and Architecture, leads a discussion on representations of architecture with architect Mario Violich (Moore Ruble Yudell) and scholars Stephen Murray (Columbia University) and Peter Hales (University of Illinois). Complements the exhibitions Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts and A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans.

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Tours and Gallery Talks
Garden Tour
Daily
11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Getty Center


This is a 45-minute tour of the Getty gardens, including Robert Irwin's Central Garden. Meet the docent outside at the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance of the Museum.

Masterpiece of the Week Talk
Daily through March 7, 2010
4 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center


Step into a work of art. Experience the height of elegance as you enter the principal room of a Parisian townhouse from the 18th century. This 15-minute gallery talk offers an in-depth look at Claude-Nicolas Ledoux's paneled room. Meet the educator at the Museum Information Desk.

Getty Center
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.

Halberdier / Pontormo
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 at the Museum Information Desk.

Representations of Architecture Tour
Daily through April 25, 2010
1:30 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center


Explore architecture in works of art in this one-hour overview centered on selections from the permanent collection and three current exhibitions: A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans; Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim; and Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts. Meet the Museum educator at the Museum Information Desk.

Neoclassicism
Focus Tour: Neoclassical and Romantic Art
Thursdays
3 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center


Enjoy a one-hour tour focusing on Neoclassicism and Romanticism in the Getty's collection by exploring the art and culture of these related and distinctive movements of the 18th and 19th centuries. Meet gallery teacher at the Museum Information Desk.

Exhibitions
La Roldana's Saint Gines
La Roldana's Saint Ginés: The Making of a Polychrome Sculpture
Daily

South Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center


Luisa Roldán (Spanish, 1650–1704), affectionately known as La Roldana, was one of the most celebrated and prolific sculptors of the Baroque period. This intimate exhibition introduces visitors to La Roldana, whose artistic superiority catapulted her to fame at the royal court in an otherwise male-dominated profession. She ran a workshop, worked for the king, raised a family, and was a celebrity in her own day. With her polychrome sculpture of Saint Ginés de la Jara from the Getty Museum's collection as a focal point, this exhibition explores the artist's life, artistic achievement, and the multifaceted process used to create masterfully lifelike polychrome sculpture.

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Foundry to Finish
Foundry to Finish: The Making of a Bronze Sculpture
Daily

North Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center


Get a rare look at how bronze sculpture is born in Foundry to Finish. Visitors explore a process called direct lost-wax casting—a method that yields a single, unique bronze cast of an artist's original clay-and-wax model. Thirteen step-by-step models illustrate the sculpting and casting process. Through X-radiographs, visitors can even get a glimpse inside an original sculpture to see firsthand evidence of how the bronze was cast. The installation complements Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution, an international touring exhibition also on view.

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In Focus: The Worker
In Focus: The Worker
Daily through March 21, 2010

West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center


The invention of photography was announced in 1839, when the Industrial Revolution was transforming patterns of daily life in the Western world. Workers of all types were central to these changes and the camera was used—more than any other artistic medium—to depict them. Drawn exclusively from the Museum's collection, this exhibition brings together more than 40 photographs that demonstrate shifting attitudes towards the worker over much of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts
Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts
Daily through May 16, 2010

North Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center


Among the lasting achievements of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance are the architectural wonders of soaring cathedrals and grand palaces. The daily presence of these towering and monumental architectural forms in both cities and in the countryside fascinated medieval viewers and crept into the fictional world of the painted page. This focused exhibition explores representations of medieval architecture in manuscript illumination. Artists incorporated examples of medieval church and domestic architecture into scenes depicting stories drawn from scripture, literature, and history. They also employed impressive architectural settings to symbolically convey the importance of individuals and events, and they frequently used architectural elements as decorative motifs to frame texts and images.

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A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick  H. Evans
A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans
Daily through June 6, 2010

West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center


Frederick H. Evans (English, 1853–1943) began pursuing photography in the mid-1880s. Focusing on architecture, he paid particular attention to medieval cathedrals in England and France. His images of York Minster and Ely Cathedral are among the most renowned architectural renderings in the history of photography. He attempted to capture what he called "a record of an emotion," by invoking the potent symbolism of these awe-inspiring spaces. These photographs and other cathedral subjects are displayed alongside rarely seen landscapes of the English countryside and intimate portraits of the artist's family and friends, including writer George Bernard Shaw and artist Aubrey Beardsley.

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Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim
Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim
Daily through June 6, 2010

West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center


Highlighting images by three contemporary photographers—each of whom implements a panoramic viewpoint to examine a specific urban environment—this exhibition explores the essential rhythms of three cities while showing the range of technologies used by photographic artists today. Catherine Opie (American, born 1961) created inkjet prints from scans of 7x17-inch negatives of the mini-malls that characterize Los Angeles's automobile culture. Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao (Taiwanese, born 1977) digitally combined color film negatives into seamless inkjet prints for his Habitat 7 project, which traces the route of the New York subway from Queens to Manhattan. By layering hand-cut chromogenic prints made in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, during the summer solstice, Soo Kim (American, born South Korea, 1969) achieved the three-dimensional effect of a semitransparent city.

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Migrations of the Mind
Migrations of the Mind: Manuscripts from the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Daily through April 18, 2010

Research Institute Exhibition Gallery, Getty Center


Highlights from this extraordinary collection of illustrated manuscripts on the history of science and ideas—exhibited together publicly for the first time—demonstrate the circulation of knowledge around the world and across cultures during the medieval and early modern periods. Medieval Muslim and Christian medicine, Chinese acupuncture, secret experiments in alchemical laboratories, codebooks for keeping secrets secret, and French and Persian visions of the cosmos that blend science with spirituality are among the treasures on display. These manuscripts were produced for caliphs, popes, merchants, and scientists. Copied and illustrated by hand, their contents—their ideas and visions—illustrate the human urge for knowledge and creative invention.

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March 4, 2010
Lectures and Conferences
The Villa Council Presents "Tracking the Cosmos: the Technology of the Antikythera Mechanism"
Thursday March 4, 2010
7:30 pm
Auditorium, Getty Villa


Jo Marchant, author of Decoding the Heavens and science historian/physicist James Evans join moderator Patt Morrison to discuss the Antikythera Mechanism, a unique object recovered from the wreck of a Greek ship lost 2,000 years ago. For over a century, its function intrigued scholars, and only recently have modern imaging techniques revealed the purpose of this unusual mechanical device.

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Tours and Gallery Talks
Spotlight Talk
Thursdays - Sundays through March 28, 2010
1 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa


Learn how to look at ancient art in this 20-minute gallery talk examining in-depth one work in the collection. The featured object this month is a Sarcophagus Representing a Dionysiac Vintage Festival from about A.D. 290300. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance 15 minutes before the talk.

Getty Villa Inner Peristyle
Orientation Tour
Daily
10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Getty Villa


Learn about the Getty Villa's architecture and educational mission in this 40-minute introduction to the site. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

Getty Villa Outer Peristyle
Architecture and Gardens Tour
Daily
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Museum, Getty Villa


Explore the ancient Roman world through the Museum's architecture and gardens in this 40-minute tour. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

Lansdowne Herakles
Collection Highlights Tour
Weekdays
2 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa


This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Space is limited. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance 15 minutes before the tour.

Focus Tour: Roman Mosaics
Thursday March 4, 2010
3 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa


Nude figures are frequently depicted in ancient art. This hour-long tour explores nudity in antiquity and its significance in ancient Greece and Rome. Tour topic subject to change. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance 15 minutes before the tour.

Exhibitions
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.

Roman Ephebe from Naples
Daily

Getty Villa


Youth as a Lamp Bearer, a long-term loan from the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, is on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa.