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Free Hours at L.A. Museums (PDF, 269 KB)
Autry National Center
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Hammer Museum
Huntington Library
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles Public Library
MAK Center for Art & Architecture
Museum of Latin American Art
Natural History Museum
Norton Simon Museum
Orange County Museum of Art
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Skirball Cultural Center
March 20, 2012
Lectures and Conferences
The Book of Revelation: Its Cultural Impact on Art, Music, and Politics
Tuesday March 20, 2012
7:30 pm
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

Using her new book, Revelations, as a springboard, Elaine Pagels, author and professor of religion at Princeton University, explores the strangest book in the Bible—the Book of Revelation—and shows its enormous impact on art, music, and politics.

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Tours and Gallery Talks
Garden Tour
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 outside at the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum.

Focus Tour: Medieval and Renaissance Art
3 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Enjoy a one-hour tour focusing on the Museum's medieval and Renaissance collections by exploring the art and culture of these related and distinctive historic periods. The tour may spotlight the current manuscripts exhibition. Meet the educator at the Museum Information Desk.Meet the educator at the Museum Information Desk.

Getty Center
Architecture Tour
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
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 Museum Information Desk.

Famous Faces: Celebrity Portraits
Tuesdays - Fridays through April 6, 2012
1:30 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Examine the portrayal of identity, lifestyles, and celebrity culture in paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Meet the educator at the Museum Information Desk.

Masterpiece of the Week Talk
Daily through March 25, 2012
4 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Has a painting ever made you cry? Come see one of Édouard Manet's rejected commissions in this 15-minute talk on the Portrait of Madame Brunet. Meet the educator at the Information Desk.

In Focus: Los Angeles
In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945–1980
Daily through May 6, 2012

West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center

This exhibition presents approximately twenty-five photographs from the Museum's permanent collection made in Los Angeles between 1945 and 1980. Both iconic and relatively unknown works are featured by artists whose careers are defined by their association with the city, who may have lived in Los Angeles for a few brief but influential years, or whose visit inspired them to create memorable images. Works by Robert Cumming, Joe Deal, Judy Fiskin, Anthony Friedkin, Robert Heinecken, Anthony Hernandez, Man Ray, Edmund Teske, William Wegman, Garry Winogrand, Max Yavno and others are loosely grouped around the themes of experimentation, street photography, architectural depictions, and the film and entertainment industries. <br><br> This Getty Center exhibition is part of the region-wide Pacific Standard Time initiative.

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

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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Gothic Grandeur
Gothic Grandeur: Manuscript Illumination, 1200–1350
Daily through May 13, 2012

North Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

The word "Gothic" evokes visions of soaring spires, graceful flying buttresses, and sparkling stained glass. The term is also applied to the style of manuscript illumination that reigned in Europe from around 1200 to 1350. The Gothic illuminated manuscripts in this exhibition, drawn from the Getty Museum's collections, are characterized by whimsical marginal decorations, vivid narratives, and a naturalistic style of painting. The period also saw an explosion in the variety of illustrated books being produced, ranging from scholastic university treatises to entertaining romances. On February 27, the pages of the manuscripts will be turned to allow visitors to see additional treasures.

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March 20, 2012
The Getty Villa is closed to the general public on this date.