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Family Festival
June 4, 2006, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Nineteenth-century Paris comes alive at this Family Festival inspired by the exhibition Degas at the Getty.

Enjoy gravity-defying aerial artistry and the Parisian ballet that inspired Degas. Sing along to dance hall music or make your own très chic hat.

All events are free; no reservations required.

Explore the day's program:

Music, Dance, and Acrobatics


Art-Making Workshops

Getty Center Family Festival

Music, Dance, and Acrobatics

Masterpiece Dance Theatre
This professional and student-based dance company, which has ties to the great traditions of classical ballet, performs a variety of historic dances—18th- and 19th-century classical ballet, burlesque, and the dance of the commedia dell'arte.
11:00–11:40 a.m.
2:45–3:25 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard Stage

Ian Whitcomb and His Bungalow Boys
Dance the tango, waltz, and foxtrot alongside this illustrious Los Angeles ensemble, which performs ragtime music of the late 1800s complete with ukulele, xylophone, Hawaiian steel guitar, and accordion.
1:00–1:50 p.m.
4:45–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard Stage

Hollywood Aerial Arts Academy
Compare the prowess and daring of these performers with the fearlessness of Miss Lala in Degas's Miss Lala at the Fernando Circus. This local circus arts troupe blends aerial artistry, magical innovation, and cutting-edge production technology.
11:45 a.m.–12:05 p.m.
2:00–2:20 p.m.
3:30–3:50 p.m.
5:30–5:50 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

The Mad Alsacians
Jean-Paul Monsché's trio performs classics of the French songbook as well as regional folk songs and timeless selections from the "Hot Club" era.
12:00–12:45 p.m.
1:45–2:30 p.m.
3:45–4:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Central Garden

Family Performers

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Los Angeles Opera Performs La Bohème
Storytelling through song! Enter Café Deux Magots "West" for a light-hearted musical celebration of la vie bohème.
10:45–11:30 a.m.
2:30–3:15 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Karen Golden
Gifted Los Angeles storyteller Karen Golden weaves together images, music, and live dance to tell the story behind Degas's sculpture The Little Dancer. Discover what it was like to be a ballet dancer in the late 1800s and learn about Degas's sketches of ballet dancers.
12:30–1:15 p.m.
4:00–4:45 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Miss Lala / Degas

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Art-Making Workshops

Drawing Degas's Circus with Rosanne Kleinerman
Draw your own cast of circus characters inspired by Degas's dancers, singers, musicians, and circus performers.
10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Central Garden

Degas Derbies with Marni Gittleman
Sculpt, design, and adorn your own unique Degas-inspired chapeau (hat) using a mixture of collage materials.
10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Create and Send Your Own Postcard
Create a souvenir of your visit to the Getty Museum using postcards, paintbrush pens, and stamps. We will mail your postcard anywhere in the world!
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Getty Center, West Pavilion

Create a Frame
Decorate a picture frame to display your handmade postcard or your favorite postcard-size art.
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Getty Research Institute Lawn

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How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Parking is $7 per car and subject to availability. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.

The Family Festival is produced for the J. Paul Getty Museum by Community Arts Resources (CARS).