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February 2008

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Video Showcases Renowned Photographer

Video Gallery

Take a poetic journey with Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide in this short video by Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo. Your students will see the artist's motivations through her eyes, as she imparts the personal and cultural themes that inform her artistic vision and thread throughout her work.

Use the film, in Spanish with English subtitles, to introduce students to this contemporary artist's work, or to prepare your class for a visit to the Getty Museum.

hay tiempo / tuddo
Your students will glimpse a living photographer's interests and motivations in the video hay tiempo: Graciela Iturbide.

View the film hay tiempo (there is time): Graciela Iturbide.

Learn more about the exhibition The Goat's Dance: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide, on view at the Getty Center through April 13, 2008.

When Do You Book Field Trips for Your Class?

School Visits

Traditionally, we open requests for School Visits beginning on June 1 for the following school year. We want to know if a different date might suit you better. Take our 10–second survey to let us know how we may best serve your scheduling needs. The change would take effect for the 2009–10 school year.

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Students make discoveries in the Central Garden during their field trip to the Getty Center.

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Turn a Camera into a Sketchbook

Current Exhibitions

Artists often keep sketchbooks in which they record the world they see around them using pencil, pen, or watercolor. In the exhibition André Kertész: Seven Decades students can see how one artist used his camera for this purpose.

Explore this exhibition with students in grades 6–12 and use the first lesson in our Exploring Photographs curriculum, "Methods of Visual Analysis" to have students "sketch" their own surroundings. Students can think about the time and place that Kertész tried to convey in his photographs, apply the same principles to their own photos, and assemble photographs in portfolios.

View the lesson "Exploring Photographs, Lesson 1–Methods of Visual Analysis."

Learn more about the exhibition André Kertész: Seven Decades, on view at the Getty Center through April 13, 2008.

Circus / André Kertész
This photograph by André Kertész can motivate students to create a photographs inspired by real life.

The Circus, Budapest, negative, 1920; print, 1970s

©Estate of André Kertész

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Changes in the Galleries

Getty Bookmarks

Did you know that works of art at the Getty Museum are often moved to new locations? Before you bring your class to the Getty, make sure all the artworks you want to visit are on view. Here is one recent change:

Eve / Paul Gauguin

On View
Eve (The Nightmare) by Paul Gauguin is one of our newest acquisitions and will be on display through May 4, 2008.

Find the location of a work of art by using Getty Bookmarks. Register for an account and you'll always know the most current location of your bookmarked artworks. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check Getty Bookmarks on the day of, or the night before, your visit.

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