Museum Home Current Exhibitions In Focus: The Tree

February 8–July 3, 2011 at the Getty Center


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Why Do We Love Trees?
Bob Sipchen, editor of Sierra magazine, leads this panel discussion with artist Jennifer Steinkamp, environmental studies professor Nalini Nadkarni, and farmer David Mas Masumoto exploring the beauty and meaning of trees, and why we love them.

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
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Curator's Gallery Talk

Anne Lyden, associate curator Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

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Family Drawing Hour

Tremendous Trees
How do artists show majestic trees in photographs, paintings, and drawings? Find out in this one-hour sketching class designed for families and children. The program is geared for families with children ages 7 and up, but anyone can participate. Free. Sign-up begins at 3:00 p.m. at the Museum Information Desk.

Saturdays, February 19, March 26, April 2, and May 7, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

GettyGuide™ Audio Player

Trees are evocative, as Françoise Reynaud, the guest curator of this exhibition, explains. The audio tour also features contemporary artists Rhea Garen and Simryn Gill. Pick up an audio player in the Museum Entrance Hall for $5.