Date: Thursday, April 20, 2006
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Admission: Free; a ticket is required.
Wim de Wit, co-curator of the exhibition The Getty Villa Reimagined, explores the role of the natural landscape in Machado and Silvetti's renovation of the Getty Villa.
Before its renovation, the Villa had elaborate gardens but was shut off from the surrounding landscape. De Wit explores features of the redesign that helped to link interior and exterior spaces and redefine the Villa's relationship to its canyon site. These include the visitor entry sequence, the windows and skylights in the Museum, and the new structures such as the outdoor classical theater.
About Wim de Wit
Wim de Wit is head of Special Collections & Visual Resources and curator of architectural collections at the Getty Research Institute. A Dutch-trained architectural historian specializing in modernism and architectural drawings, de Wit has also worked at the Netherlands Documentation Center and the Chicago Historical Society.
How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.