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April 6–August 22, 2010 at the Getty Center


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Panel Discussion

Picturing Food
Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food, leads a panel discussion exploring the visual aesthetics of food with Darra Goldstein, founding editor of Gastronomica; Maite Gomez-Rejón, chef and founder of Artbites; and photographer Charlie Grosso. Free; reservations required.

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Talks and Tours

Curator's Gallery Talks
Virginia Heckert, associate curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads gallery talks on the exhibition. Free; no reservations required. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 15, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

Food in Art Tour
Delve into the relationship between food and art! This special, hour-long tour takes you through delectable works in the permanent collection and the exhibition In Focus: Tasteful Pictures. Free; no reservations required. Meet the educator at the Museum Information Desk.

Daily except Mondays:
April 27–June 20, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
June 22–27, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

Still Life of a Hunting Scene / Braun

Gallery Course

Experiencing the Getty Collection:
Food in Art

From early court banquets to the daily meals of today, learn about the role of food as represented in art throughout the centuries in this three-part course. Examine decorative arts, paintings, sculpture, and photographs in the Getty's collection with Museum educator Lilit Sadoyan, exploring the symbolism, function, and etiquette of food in art. Open to 30 participants. Course fee $15 per session.

Getty Center, Museum galleries

Part 1: Saturday, February 27, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.—Feasting and Banquets. Instructors: Lilit Sadoyan and Nancy Real

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Part 2: Saturday, March 27, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.—Metaphorical Meals. Instructors: Lilit Sadoyan and Elliott Kai-Kee

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Part 3: Saturday, April 24, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.—Tasteful Pictures. Instructors: Lilit Sadoyan and Robin Trento