Museum Home Past Exhibitions Gustave Le Gray, Photographer / July 9 - September 29 2002

July 9–September 29, 2002 at the Getty Center


All events are free and are held in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300 or click the Make Reservation buttons located with each event.


Insight into Space
Linda Connor, photographer and professor, Department of Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, establishes a visual dialogue between Gustave Le Grays photographs, her own work, and the work of other photographic artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her talk explores how vastness has been represented photographically and how space, distance, and scale affect our response to images. This lecture is part of the Artist Series, Frames of Reference: Photographers on Photography.

Sunday, July 14, 4 p.m.

Gustave Le Gray: A Legendary Life Re-examined
Gordon Baldwin, associate curator, Department of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, explores how the circumstances of Le Gray's life directly influenced his work, including his unpremeditated escape into the Islamic world, which liberated him from commercial pressures in France but circumscribed his artistic production.

Sunday, July 28, 4 p.m.

Mollien Pavilion, the Louvre

Point-of-View Talks

Sign up at the Information Desk in the Museum Entrance Hall beginning at 4:30 p.m. Talks are held at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Museum galleries.

Susan Rankaitis is an artist and photographer who creates abstract photographs and paintings. Her work has been influenced by Le Gray, and her current project relates to the mapping of the human brain.

Friday, August 9