Museum Home Past Exhibitions The Photographs of Frederick Sommer: A Centennial Tribute

May 10–September 4, 2005 at the Getty Center


All events are free unless otherwise noted. Call (310) 440-7300 for reservations and information.


Consent to Gravity
Join us for an evening with contemporary ballet troupe Island Moving Company as they perform "Consent to Gravity," blending music, dance, and visual acoustics into a singular, dramatic form. The piece is inspired by the art and writing of Frederick Sommer, who believed all art forms are interconnected. Tickets $20; students/seniors $15. Call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

Saturday, June 4, 8:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Curator's Gallery Talk

Julian Cox, associate curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Free; no reservations required. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Wednesday June 1, 1:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

Dürer Variation / F. Sommer

Point-of-View Talk

Pioneering Los Angeles photographer Robbert Flick talks about the exhibition and explores how Sommer's work "sets up a deep resonance that extends far beyond the frame of what is depicted." Free; no reservations required. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, June 24, 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.