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Midnight Reykjavik #5, negatives 2005; prints 2007, Soo Kim. Chromogenic prints, hand-cut and layered. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © Soo Kim


  Partition 31, 2015, Christiane Feser. Pigment prints, cut, folded, and layered. Courtesy of Trish and Jan de Bont. © Christiane Feser

Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography

February 27–May 27, 2018 | The Getty Center
Interaction with paper—cutting, layering, folding, and more—plays an integral role in the practice of many photographers working today. Cut! features works by Thomas Demand, Christiane Feser, Daniel Gordon, Soo Kim, Matt Lipps, and Christopher Russell.

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  Broadway, Looking North from Broome Street, New York, about 1853–1855, attributed to Silas A. Holmes or Charles DeForest Fredricks. Salted paper print. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Paper Promises: Early American Photography

February 27–May 27, 2018 | The Getty Center
Paper Promises demonstrates the importance of photographic reproduction in shaping and circulating perceptions of America and its people during the 19th century—a critical period of political tension and territorial expansion.

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  Harald Szeemann in the Fabbrica Rosa, his office and archive, Maggia, Switzerland, ca. 1990s. Photographer: Fredo Meyer-Henn, State Archive of Canton Bern. Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute, 2011.M.30

Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions

February 6–May 6, 2018 | The Getty Center
Explore the life and career of the quintessential exhibition maker—from his groundbreaking involvement with the avant-garde movements of the 1960s and 1970s to his global contemporary exhibitions of the 1990s and 2000s.

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  Danilo Lozano (on flute)

Sounds of L.A.: Cuba L.A.

Saturday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 18, 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Sounds of L.A. is an annual concert series that explores our city's varied musical geography, celebrating the work of masters as well as up-and-coming musicians from around the globe. This month: Cuba L.A., a percussive and melodic powerhouse led by Danilo Lozano, a two-time Grammy Award-winning flautist and music professor.

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  Hector Sandoval/Sandoval Media

Villa Premiere Presentation: SAPO Featuring Buyepongo

Fridays–Sundays, February 2–24, 2018 | The Getty Villa
Loosely based on Aristophanes' The Frogs, SAPO takes place in the mid-1970s Latin music scene. It's a slithery world of mischief, deception, and slippery hippie lily pads where anything goes. Adapted and performed by Culture Clash.

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  The Borghese-Windsor Cabinet, Rome, about 1620. Ebony; statuettes in gilded bronze and silver; hard stones include lapis lazuli, jaspers, agates, carnelians, amethyst; ebony and ivory (removed) for the central niche. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Priceless Objects?: Tales from the Art Market

Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. Center | The Getty Center
As the Getty Center turns 20, senior curators at the Getty Museum join Director Timothy Potts to discuss some of the exceptional recent additions to the collection. Whether the art is acquired through gift, purchase, or at auction, behind each object lie stories of dogged perseverance and the skilled navigation of the notoriously complicated art market.

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  Initial D: A Nun Feeding a Leper in Bed in a Psalter (detail), about 1275–1300, unknown artist, made in Engelberg, Switzerland. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig VIII 3 (83.MK.94), fol. 43

Sexuality, Sanctity, and Censorship: A Conversation with Artist Ron Athey

Thursday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Queer artist Ron Athey, internationally recognized for controversial performances that draw from or respond to the long tradition of saintly martyrdom in art, and Kim Russo, associate provost at Otis College of Art and Design, consider sexuality, gender identity, and censorship in relation to the exhibition Outcasts: Prejudice and Persecution in the Medieval World.

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  A Hare in the Forest (detail), about 1585, Hans Hoffmann. Oil on panel. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Sonnets and Sonatas Presents: Animals!

Saturday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
How do artists and composers evoke, imitate, mock, or pay tribute to animals? This lecture-concert attempts to answer this question through a presentation by Laure Murat, professor of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA, and performances of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Faure, Rameau, Rossini, Cage, Gershwin, and others. With special guest Vincent Penot, clarinetist of the Opera de Paris, in his US debut.

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  Scene from the Column of Trajan (detail) depicting the Roman emperor giving a speech to his troops, dedicated in A.D. 113, Roman. Marble, from casts 202-203 in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome, scene 77

Thinking Like a Roman: How to Renew America's Polarized Landscape

Saturday, February 24, 1:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Can lessons from ancient Rome help resolve contemporary political struggles? While many historians are skeptical given Rome's history of conquest, slavery, and autocratic rule, classicist Joy Connolly suggests that the Roman example paves the way toward lively civil discourse on hot-button issues.

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  Photos and auction catalogs from the 1910s in the Getty Research Institute's provenance research holdings

Provenance Research—A Personal Concern

Thursday, March 1, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
The Getty Research Institute's Thomas W. Gaehtgens is joined by Stephanie Barron (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Simon Goodman (author of The Orpheus Clock), and James Welu (Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum) for a conversation about provenance
research—tracing the history of an artwork's ownership.

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  Carolee Schneemann, 2015. Photo: Andy Archer

In Conversation: Carolee Schneemann on Her Art and Archive

Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Carolee Schneemann, awarded the 2017 Venice Biennale's Golden Lion for her lifetime achievement, discusses the practical and aesthetic aspects of her archive with art historian Anja Foerschner. The archive is housed at the Getty Research Institute.

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Drawing from the Masters: Capturing Animals

Sundays, February 4 and 18, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
Explore techniques for drawing animals and learn the basics of animal structure and anatomy with artist Peter Zokosky. Sign up begins at 2:30 p.m at the Information Desk.

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  Statue of Aphrodite (Venus Genetrix Type), Roman, 1st–2nd century A.D., Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Drawing from Antiquity: Venus and Cupid

Saturday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Learn about and draw from the many objects depicting gods and goddesses of love. Sign up begins fifteen minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

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Art Circles

Saturday, February 10, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Enrich your Saturday nights. Join an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring one masterpiece with an educator. The chosen work of art changes every session, making each visit a new experience. Tickets $25 per session (includes a sandwich voucher). Meet at the Information Desk for course introduction. Complimentary parking.

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Artist at Work: Paper and Light

Saturday, February 24, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach explores the art and science of early photography while demonstrating a variety of 19th-century photographic processes and materials, including large-format cameras, lenses, and an interactive camera obscura.

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  Jasper Johns, Target, 1961. Encaustic and collage on canvas. 167.6 x 167.6 cm. The Art Institute of Chicago. Art © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photo: © 2017. The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource,
NY / Scala, Florence

Jasper Johns: Something
Resembling Truth

February 10–May 13, 2018
The Broad museum in downtown L.A. is the exclusive U.S. venue for Jasper Johns: 'Something Resembling Truth.' Experience a landmark exhibition featuring more than 120 rarely loaned artworks by one of America's greatest artists—from his iconic targets, maps and numbers to works from throughout his influential six-decade career.

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Highlights at a Glance—February


Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Through February 11, 2018
Finding Form Through February 11, 2018
Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese Through February 18, 2018


Outcasts: Prejudice and Persecution in the Medieval World Through April 8, 2018
Michelangelo to Degas: Major New Acquisitions Through April 22, 2018
Robert Polidori: 20 Photographs of the Getty Museum, 1997 Through May 6, 2018
Pastels in Pieces Through July 29, 2018
A Queen's Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer Through January 6, 2019


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