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  Above and banner image: Seated Boxer, Greek, 3rd–2nd century B.C. Bronze. Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. Su concessione del Ministero dei beni e delle attivitá culturali e del turismo - Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museum Nazionale Romano e l'area archeologica di Roma. Photo © Vanni Archive/Art Resource, NY

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World

July 28–November 1, 2015 | The Getty Center
Innovative, realistic sculptures of physical power and emotional intensity were created by artists around the Mediterranean during the three centuries between the reigns of Alexander the Great and Augustus. Bronze—with its tensile strength, reflective effects, and ability to hold the finest detail—was employed for dynamic compositions, dazzling displays of the nude body, and graphic expressions of age and character. This unprecedented international loan exhibition unites about fifty of the most important surviving bronzes of the Hellenistic age.

This exhibition was organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington with the participation of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana, along with the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Bank of America is the National Sponsor of this touring exhibition. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The Los Angeles presentation is also supported by the Getty Museum's Villa Council, Vera R. Campbell Foundation, and the A.G. Leventis Foundation.

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Continuing This Month

  Water, 2009, James Welling. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © James Welling

Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography

Through September 6, 2015 | The Getty Center
From its beginnings, photography has been shaped by the desire to understand and explore the essence of the medium. This exhibition features the work of seven artists—Alison Rossiter, Marco Breuer, James Welling, Lisa Oppenheim, Chris McCaw, John Chiara, and Matthew Brandt—who investigate the possibilities of analog photography by finding innovative, surprising, and sometimes controversial ways to push light-sensitive photographic papers and chemical processing.

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  Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, 1676, Robert Nanteuil. Engraving. The Getty Research Institute

A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715

Through September 6, 2015 | The Getty Center
Experience life under the reign of Louis XIV in this exhibition exploring the rich variety of prints that came to define French power, prestige, and luxury in the era of the Sun King. A Kingdom of Images features nearly 100 works produced during the golden age of French printmaking.

This exhibition was organized by the Getty Research Institute in special collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Join a curator-led tour every Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

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  Study of a Kneeling Figure with a Sketch of a Face, 1522–26, Andrea del Sarto. Red and black chalk. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action

Through September 13, 2015 | The Getty Center
Celebrate the transformation of the art of drawing by Andrea del Sarto, one of the great Florentine Renaissance artists. Andrea brought unprecedented realism and immediacy to his art through the rough and rustic use of red chalk and the creation of powerful life and compositional studies. Comprising rare drawings and panel paintings from key international collections, the exhibition fully illuminates Andrea del Sarto's inventiveness, creative process, and workshop practice.

The exhibition was co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Frick Collection, New York.

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  A Man Pledging Homage (detail), about 1290-1310. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XIV 6, fol. 230

Touching the Past: The Hand and the Medieval Book

Through September 27, 2015 | The Getty Center
Precious historical artifacts, illuminated manuscripts preserve some of the finest examples of medieval art. As art objects, they are at present only seen behind glass, removed from the realm of touch. It is easy to forget that their lavishly illuminated pages were once turned, stroked, stitched, and sometimes even sliced by generations before us. This exhibition explores manuscripts as tangible, tactile objects that were handled by medieval audiences.

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Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville
Through August 17, 2015 | The Getty Villa

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  Hundred Waters

Saturdays Off the 405: Hundred Waters

Saturday, August 22, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Hundred Waters' music is a beautiful blend of contradictions: mournful yet colorful, introverted yet aware, and draws loose comparisons to Stereolab, Four Tet, and Björk. The band, formed by four childhood friends, has taken its live show around the world, touring with artists such as Grimes, Julia Holter, and The xx. Free, no ticket required.

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  5 Every Day. Photo: Ricky Tompkins

Friday Flights Hosted by 5 Every Day

Friday, August 28, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Friday Flights brings together a network of Los Angeles–based musicians, visual artists, and creative thinkers for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights. 5 Every Day—the L.A.–centric culture app created by dance band YACHT—offers a daily list of five things to do in Los Angeles that simultaneously serves as a reflection of how band members Claire L. Evans and Jona Bechtolt and their creative network traverse myriad cultural experiences throughout Los Angeles. Free, no ticket required.

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Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

Thursdays–Saturdays, September 10–October 3
Tickets on sale now | The Getty Villa
A new adaptation by Luis Alfaro
Based on Euripides's Medea
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
Produced by The Theatre @ Boston Court

Mojada is a breathtaking reimagining of Euripides's Medea transported to East Los Angeles. In an epic journey of border crossings, Medea, with husband Hason and their son in tow, struggles to adapt and takes a disastrous turn when old and new worlds meet in the City of Angels. Alfaro's gripping contemporary take on the ancient Greek myth tackles the complexities of family, tradition, culture, and the explosive moment when they all collide. Tickets $36–45.

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  Herm of Dionysos (detail), Greek, about 200–100 B.C., Attributed to the Workshop of Boëaut;thos of Kalchedon. Bronze, calcitic stone. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Ancient Greek Bronzes: From the Essence of Form to Hellenistic Realism

Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Survey the achievements of ancient Greek master sculptors with Seán Hemingway, curator of Greek and Roman art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by looking closely at a number of outstanding examples of Greek bronze sculpture, from its beginnings through the Hellenistic period (323–31 B.C.). Free, advance ticket required.

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  Drapery Study, about 1517, Andrea del Sarto. Red chalk. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Artists and the Workshop in 16th-century Florence: A "Complicated" Relationship

Sunday, August 16, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
In 16th-century Florence, the tradition of artist's workshops began to change. Some artists moved away from the artisan model of permanent workshops, while others continued to maintain them. Louis Waldman, professor of art history at the University of Texas, Austin, explores the reasons for these shifts, including the lesser-known role played by some artists' wives. Free, advance ticket required.

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  A 17th century color print of the royal family playing billiards in the palace of Versailles Third Apartment (detail), 1694, Antoine Trouvain,. From Appartements ou amusements de la famille royale à Versailles (1694–98), a suite of 6 plates. Hand-colored etching and engraving. The Getty Research Institute

Fit for a King: Louis XIV and the Art of Fashion

Sunday, August 23, 2015, 2:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Louis XIV recognized fashion's propaganda value as well as its economic importance, and he was deeply invested in establishing the superiority of France's clothing and textile industries. Art historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell examines the Sun King's lasting contributions to French fashion as well as his own exquisite taste. Free, advance ticket required.

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  Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards

Garden Concerts for Kids

Saturdays and Sundays, August 1 and 2, 8 and 9, and 15 and 16, 4:00–5:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
This free outdoor-music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center's Central Garden features some of the best children's musical artists from across the nation. Performing this year are Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards, Lisa Loeb, and The Not-Its! Free, no ticket required.

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ArtQuest!: Scent / Spice / Salve

Sunday and Monday, August 9 and 10, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Drop in at this hands-on workshop with artist Becca Lofchie to create your own herbal mixture from ingredients grown in the Museum gardens. You'll leave with a mini sachet to take home and put to use! Free, advance ticket required.

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  Bronze Pour, Decker Fine Arts Foundry

Bronze Casting Workshop

Tuesdays, August 11–25, 12:30–4:30 p.m.
The Getty Center and Decker Studios
Learn the art of lost-wax casting in this three-session workshop with sculptor and foundry president Sandy Decker. Explore sculpting, mold making, casting, and finishing techniques to create a small relief medallion cast in bronze. Course fee $235 (includes materials, foundry tour, and bronze casting fees). Advance ticket required.

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Highlights at a Glance—August

Opening This Month

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World (July 28–Nov. 1)

Continuing This Month

A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715 (Through September 6)
Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography (Through September 6)
Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action (Through September 13)
Touching the Past: The Hand and the Medieval Book (Through Sept. 27)
In Focus: Animalia (Through October 18)

Hot Tickets

Family: Garden Concerts for Kids (Aug. 1&2, 8&9, 15&16)
Talk: Ancient Greek Bronzes (Aug. 5)
Course: Bronze Casting Workshop (Aug. 11, 18, & 25)
Talk: Artists and the Workshop (Aug. 16)
Performance: Saturdays Off the 405 (Aug. 22)
Talk: Louis XIV and the Art of Fashion (Aug. 23)
Performance: Friday Flights (Aug. 28)

Closing This Month

Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville (Through Aug. 17)

Hot Tickets

Family: ArtQuest! (Aug. 9&10)


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