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August 2013
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The Poetry of Paper
Through October 20 | The Getty Center

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Explore the world of negative space in this fascinating exhibition of masterful drawings. Discover how artists such as Rembrandt, Boucher, Seurat, and Klimt deliberately left areas of paper blank to create the illusion of light and form, using absence to evoke a sense of presence. Curator Stephanie Schrader pairs haiku with select drawings in this exhibition, enhancing the artful restraint of the works.

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The Poetry of Paper - through October 20
Seated Peasant Holding a Pitcher (detail), 1680s, Cornelis Dusart. Banner: View of a Walled City in a River Landscape (detail), about 1485, attributed to the workshop of Master LCz
Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul
Through January 19 | The Getty Center

Step into a unique and immersive five-channel video installation by celebrated German filmmaker Werner Herzog that is both intimate and epic. Originally commissioned for the 2012 Whitney Biennial, this richly layered work juxtaposes enigmatic vistas of early-17th-century Dutch artist Hercules Segers with expressive scores and performances by contemporary cellist and experimental composer Ernst Reijseger.

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Hearsay of the Soul - through January 19
Installation of Hearsay of the Soul at the Getty Center. Hearsay of the Soul, 2012, Werner Herzog. © Werner Herzog
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Gardens of the Renaissance
Through August 11 | The Getty Center
Discover Renaissance gardens and their stories—from royal to humble, from scandalous to virtuous—in an exhibition of over 20 illuminated manuscripts. Learn more »

Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome
Through August 19 | The Getty Villa
Final weeks at the Villa! Don't miss the acclaimed exhibition that explores ancient treasures from the island of Sicily, crossroads of the Greek and Roman worlds. Learn more »

Japan's Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto
Through August 25 | The Getty Center
Explore the work of two 20th-century photographers who represent important but alternate paths in Japanese photography. Learn more »

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Outdoor Theater Production: Prometheus Bound
Thursdays–Saturdays, September 5–28, 8:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa

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The Titan Prometheus has stolen fire from Mount Olympus, giving rise to human civilization, and thus is doomed by Zeus to spend eternity chained to a mountaintop. Witness this timeless tragedy—and victory—in an innovative staging of this newly translated classic. Presented by CalArts' Center for New Performance and TransArts and directed by Travis Preston. Tickets $42; $38 students/seniors.

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Watch a video of the installation of the massive steel wheel that serves as the set »

Prometheus Bound, the great wheel, and outdoor theater
Experience the unique staging of Prometheus Bound under the stars.
Saturdays Off the 405: La Santa Cecilia
Saturday, August 24, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

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Experience the infectious rhythms of La Santa Cecilia. Named for the patron saint of music, this bicultural band has deep roots in L.A.'s immigrant community. Their dance-friendly and rich mélange of rock, funk, cumbia, punk, samba, son jarocho, and klezmer complements singer La Marisoul's sunny vocals. Treinta Días, their new album, balances social consciousness with their exuberant sound. Free; no reservations required.

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Saturdays Off the 405 and multicultural rhythms - August 24
La Santa Cecilia
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Hearsay of the Soul: Images, Music, and Ecstasies
Saturday, August 3, 5:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

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Filmmaker Werner Herzog and experimental composer/cellist Ernst Reijseger discuss their creative collaboration on Hearsay of the Soul and other films, exploring the relationship between images and music. A live performance by cellist Reijseger accompanies this event, which complements the installation Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul. Free; reservations recommended.

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Herzog and Reijseger explore collaboration - August 3
Filmmaker Werner Herzog and composer/cellist Ernst Reijseger. Photos: Lena Herzog
Bringing the Loom to Life: An Introduction to Van Gogh's Weavers
Sunday, August 25, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

Explore Van Gogh's weaver paintings that reveal his fascination with and understanding of color theory, something he later mastered in paintings such as Irises. Devi Ormond, associate paintings conservator at the J. Paul Getty Museum, examines this and Van Gogh's early interest in the peasant genre as seen in his works depicting weavers. Free; reservations recommended.

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Van Gogh and color theory - August 25
Loom with Weaver, 1884, Vincent van Gogh. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands
From Garden to Table: Dining in the Renaissance
Thursday, August 8; repeats Friday, August 9; 10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

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Renaissance gardens provided respite for the senses and delicacies for the table. Join art historian Robin Trento and discover the art and culinary traditions rooted in Renaissance gardens: from the kitchen garden to dining al fresco. Tour the exhibition Gardens of the Renaissance, then explore historic ingredients and recipes to prepare a class meal. Course fee $85 (includes parking); tickets required.

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Dining in the Renaissance - August 8 and 9
Insect, Tulip, Caterpillar, Spider, Pear (detail), illumination 1591–1596, script 1561–1562, Joris Hoefnagel, illuminator; Georg Bocskay, scribe
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Garden Concerts for Kids
Saturdays and Sundays; August 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18; 4:00–5:30 p.m. | The Getty Center

Family Activities

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Kicking off this summer's all-star season of Garden Concerts for Kids, the rollicking Okee Dokee Brothers perform bluegrass-rock for kids from their Grammy-winning album Can You Canoe?. Next, sing along with Recess Monkey, the eclectic kindie-band of elementary-school teachers who dazzle with catchy hooks and melodies. Then, acclaimed American folk–songstress Elizabeth Mitchell brings everyone into her family circle with authentic and fresh interpretations of old favorites and unexpected gems. Free!

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Summer concerts for kids in the Getty gardens!
Okee Dokee Brothers. Photo: Alex Johnson
Highlights at a Glance—August 2013
At the Getty Center this month

N E W   E X H I B I T I O N S
The Poetry of Paper (Through Oct. 20)
Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul (Through Jan. 19)

C L O S I N G   T H I S   M O N T H
Gardens of the Renaissance (Through Aug. 11)
Japan's Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto (Through Aug. 25)

H O T   T I C K E T S
Garden Concerts for Kids (Aug. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18)
Talk: Hearsay of the Soul (Aug. 3)
Course: Dining in the Renaissance (Aug. 8 or 9)
Course: Art Circles (Aug. 17)
Saturdays Off the 405: La Santa Cecilia (Aug. 24)
Talk: Van Gogh's Weavers (Aug. 25)

M A R K   Y O U R   C A L E N D A R
Free tickets are available starting August 20 for:
Sounds of L.A.: Chaksampa (Sept. 28 & 29)

At the Getty Villa this Month

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Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome (Through Aug. 19)

H O T   T I C K E T S
Outdoor Theater: Prometheus Bound (Thurs.–Sat., Sept. 5–28)

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