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August 2007

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The summer of the beast continues with more untamed fun for families at the Getty Center—all free, with no reservations required!

Garden Concerts for Kids
Let Farmer Jason, Justin Roberts, Tom Chapin, and a musical menagerie of mammals rock you silly at Garden Concerts for Kids, our annual family concert series kicking off August 11.

Family Festival
Sing and dance, paint and play at the Family Festival on August 4 featuring animal tales, songs, and dances from around the globe.

See Art, Hear Art, Make Art
Enjoy an artistic outing with free gallery programs all month long. Embark on an Art Adventure for Families, brew up some creativity at our Family Art Lab, or enjoy a midweek artistic nibble with Family Art Stops. Meet Clara the rhino every Saturday at Family Storytelling or voyage back in time with an ArtQuest or Art Odyssey at the Getty Villa.

Plus, don't miss the final weeks of our Cultural Summer Safari!

Justin Roberts and the Rangoli Dance Company
Farmer Jason (top) and the Rangoli Dance Company (bottom) unleash animal entertainments at the Getty Center this month
Photo bottom: Paul Rose


Evidence of Movement
through October 7
The Getty Center

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Image from Selbstbemalung II / Brus
Image from Selbstbemalung II (Self painting II) (detail), Günter Brus, 1964
© Günter Brus. Courtesy Galerie Heike Curtze

Performance art exists in time and space, then is gone. Yet artists have devised creative ways to capture this ephemeral art form in sketches and photos, postcards and scores, books and videos. This exhibition surveys this evidence of movement and asks: Can you "collect" art that no longer exists? Is a record of art also art?

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Subscribe to our free exhibition podcast featuring highlights from experimental radio program Close Radio.

The Herculaneum Women and the Origins of Archaeology
through November 5
The Getty Villa

Meet the stunning life-size statues whose chance discovery in 1711 revealed the location of ancient Herculaneum and launched the excavation of sites around Mount Vesuvius. Learn the story of these fabled sculptures, which are among the most elegant images of women in ancient art, and discover how treasure hunting for antiquities was transformed into the modern science of archaeology.

Admission to the Getty Villa is free; an advance, timed ticket is required. Check ticket availability online or call (310) 440-7300.

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Large Herculaneum Woman / Roman
Large Herculaneum Woman (detail), Roman, A.D. 40–60
Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Edward Weston: Enduring Vision
through November 25
The Getty Center
Nude, Bertha Wardell / Weston
Nude, Bertha Wardell, Edward Weston, 1927
© 1981 Arizona Board of Regents, Center for Creative Photography

Legs, clouds, vegetables, water, and other ordinary objects become stunning visual poems in the vision of Edward Weston. This exhibition traces Weston's work across four decades of change, as he continually reinvented his approach while staying true to his goal "to clearly express my feeling for life with photographic beauty."

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Learn about Edward Weston's Book of Nudes, published for the first time by Getty Publications.

Recent History: Photographs by Luc Delahaye
through November 25
The Getty Center

Ten wall-size photographs. Ten moments frozen in history. Enlarged to life size, these gripping scenes—of a political rally in Minsk, a fallen Taliban soldier, the sun-bleached devastation of a West Bank refugee camp—become intimate and intricate, full of power and poetry.

Hear Delahaye describe these panoramas in his own words with our GettyGuide™ audio tour, available for $5 in the Museum Entrance Hall.

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Rally of the Opposition Candidate / Delahaye
A Rally of the Opposition Candidate Alexander Milinkevich, Luc Delahaye, negative, March 12, 2006; print, 2007
Courtesy of and © Luc Delahaye
Browse All Exhibitions at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa

Treasures from the Black Sea, 19th-century drawings, Manet's Bar at the Folies-Bergère, and more—see current exhibitions to explore what's on now, and future exhibitions for a look at what's coming this fall, including video art by Nicole Cohen.

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Manet Viewing/Viewing Manet (lecture)
August 5, 4:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

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Bar at the Folies-Bergere / Manet
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (detail), Édouard Manet, 1882
The Samuel Courtauld Trust, Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London

Manet's paintings confront us. His characters gaze coolly at us, at each other, and off the canvas in a play of mysterious, tense relationships. Learn about Manet's complex artistic vision from John House, an expert on 19th-century French painting, in this lecture complementing the exhibition Manet's Bar at the Folies-Bergère.

Free; reservations required.

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Fridays Off the 405 (performance)
August 10, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Get into the Friday mood with an electric evening of outdoor music featuring Aaron LaCrate, who blends dance, house, hip-hop, and Miami bass into an infectious musical brew, and Kraddy, who infuses hip-hop grooves with hypnotic melodies. Grab a cold cocktail, relax in the hilltop breezes, and dive into the galleries for a long, refreshing drink of Manet, Oudry, Hawkinson, and more.

Free; no reservations required.

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Aaron LaCrate
Aaron LaCrate brings the Baltimore club scene to the Getty Center
The Old, Weird America (film screening)
August 15, 7:30 p.m.
The Getty Center
Harry Smith
Harry Smith frames himself on the streets of New York
Photo: Brian Graham, 1987

Prepare for an eclectic journey through The Old, Weird America. Rani Singh's new documentary film tracks the history of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, which was instrumental in helping inspire the urban folk revival of the 1960s. A remarkable set of interviewees, including Elvis Costello, John Cohen, David Johansen, and Greil Marcus, reveal the lasting impact of the Anthology and the incredible personality of Harry Smith. Join us for a wild ride through an amazing musical landscape.

Free; reservations required.

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Tug of War (performance)
August 30–September 29
The Getty Villa

Don't miss this rollicking, Roman-inspired comedy with music! Bawdy and boisterous, it's full of scheming servants, star-crossed lovers, and the trials and tribulations of a missing trunk. Director and adaptor Meryl Friedman puts a contemporary spin on an original translation by Amy Richlin of Rudens by Plautus.

Tickets are $35; students/seniors $30. Preview tickets are $20.

This production contains material that may not be suitable for young children.

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Outdoor theater at the Getty Villa
Enjoy comedy and music under the stars at the Getty Villa
© 2005 Richard Ross with the courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust
Find More Events at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa
Event Calendar

Take in art and summer breezes at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. See everything that's coming up on our event calendar.

Explore the life and work of Artemisia Gentileschi, whose moving Penitent Magdalene is currently on loan to the Getty Museum, and learn about the worship of Cybele on the Black Sea. Explore anatomy and proportion in studio courses on animals and art and figure drawing.

Plus, free tickets are available now for a discussion with Meryl Friedman and Amy Richlin about creating Tug of War.

Most events are FREE.

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