Museum Home Past Exhibitions The Goat's Dance: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide

December 18, 2007–April 13, 2008 at the Getty Center


All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please use the Make Reservation buttons below or call (310) 440-7300.


Gordon Getty Concert
Eugenia León
One of Mexico's most revered singers, Eugenia León penetrates the soul with expressive force and versatility. Her repertoire seamlessly pairs contemporary composers with traditional rancheras and boleros, while her live performances brilliantly integrate elements of theater, cabaret, opera, and jazz. A consummate artist, Eugenia León's evocative voice is a perfect companion to Graciela Iturbide's transformative vision.

Tickets $25; $20 students/seniors.

Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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Family Festival

Explore contemporary Mexican culture on both sides of la frontera in this daylong Family Festival inspired by the exhibition. Enjoy traditional folklorico dance, prehispanic indigenous instruments, and contemporary Mexican music from Los Angeles. Listen to bilingual tales of ancient myths and fables, and create your own California keepsake at one of the hands-on workshops.

Free, no reservations required.

Saturday, March 29, 2008, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

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Film Series

Classic Mexico: Three Films by Gabriel Figueroa
Gabriel Figueroa was considered the premier cinematographer of Mexico's golden age of film (1930–1960). A masterful artist known in particular for making his landscapes as beautiful as the women he photographed, his images cast an indelible view of a Mexico that is stunning, but also harsh and lonely. Presented in collaboration with the UCLA Film & Television Archive. We screen three films that will give the audience a taste of this remarkable artist's work.

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Friday, January 11, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Encore presentation—Sunday, March 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.

John Ford's The Fugitive
Saturday, January 12, 2008, 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 12, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Encore presentation—Sunday, March 9, 2008, 3:30 p.m.

Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

GettyGuide™ Audio Player

Hear Roberto Tejanda—critic, writer, and friend of Iturbide's—describe the artist's quintessentially Mexican work and its cultural context. Available in both Spanish and English. Pick up an audio player in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Mujer angel, desierto de Sonora, Mexico / Iturbide

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Graciela Iturbide in Conversation
Photographer Graciela Iturbide discusses her work with Roberto Tejada, professor of visual arts at UC San Diego.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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Chicano Culture in the Arts
Muralist Ernesto de la Loza, artist Alma Lopez, and author Yxta Maya Murray discuss representations of East Los Angeles and Chicano culture in the photographs of Graciela Iturbide, as well as in their own works. Author and poet Luis Rodriquez moderates.

Sunday, January 27, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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Mexican Culture and the Photographs of Graciela Iturbide
Charlene Villaseñor Black, professor of art history, UCLA; Stanley Brandes, professor of anthropology, UC Berkeley; John Pohl, curator of the arts of the Americas, UCLA Fowler Museum; and artist Christina Fernandez, offer a variety of perspectives on the representation of Mexican and Oaxacan culture in Iturbide's photographs.

Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall and Museum galleries
Friday, March 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.

Curator's Gallery Talk

Judith Keller, associate curator, Department of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

Point-of-View Talks

Artist Christina Fernandez, whose photographs explore the intersections between private and public space, personal and historical narratives, and historical relationships between the United States and Mexico, examines the work of Mexico City photographer Graciela Iturbide. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 3:00 p.m. the day of the program.

Friday, March 7, 2008, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries