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December 2005

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A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered
Beginning November 22, 2005, ongoing at the Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Cabinet / Unknown

Cunning fake or priceless treasure? This new exhibition takes you behind the scenes to see how curators, conservators, and scientists unraveled the mystery of this spectacular cabinet, one of the rarest and most important pieces of French Renaissance furniture in the United States.

Hands-on activities let you try your hand at reading tree rings, using woodworking tools, and examining the tiniest of textile fibers.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Also on View at the Getty Center

Painted Prayers: Books of Hours from the Morgan Library (through Jan. 8, 2006)
A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII (through Jan. 8, 2006)
Julius Shulman, Modernity and the Metropolis (through Jan. 22, 2006)
Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee (through Jan. 22, 2006)
Pictures for the Press (through Jan. 22, 2006)
Titian and the Commander: A Renaissance Artist and His Patron (through Feb. 5, 2006)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S
The Manuscript Painting Techniques of Jean Bourdichon (lecture)
December 1, 7:00 p.m., Getty Center

Reservations and Information:
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Renaissance illuminator Jean Bourdichon turned pigment and parchment into stunning, vibrant images, such as those now on view in the manuscripts exhibition A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII.

Learn about Bourdichon's craft from Nancy Turner, associate conservator at the J. Paul Getty Museum, whose professional sleuthing has helped to uncover the long-lost techniques of the great illuminators.

Free; reservations required.

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Louis XII of France / Bourdichon
Louis XII of France Kneeling in Prayer, Accompanied by Saints Michael, Charlemagne, Louis, and Denis (detail), Jean Bourdichon, 1498/99
Left Coast Modernism: Architecture and Urban Form in Los Angeles (film and discussion)
December 7, 7:30 p.m., Getty Center
Mobil Gas Station / Shulman
Mobil Gas Station, Anaheim, CA , Julius Shulman, 1956

© J. Paul Getty Trust. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library, Getty Research Institute

Tour the streets of our fair city with irreverant architecture historian Reyner Banham in his rarely seen 1972 documentary Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles (52 min.), which explores L.A.'s development into a major metropolitan city at the end of the midcentury Modern movement.

Afterward, join in the discussion as L.A. film and architecture historians Edward Dimendberg and Amy Murphy discuss Banham and the L.A. urban landscape in the visual media.

Complements the exhibition Julius Shulman, Modernity and the Metropolis.

Free; reservations required.

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Making News: A Discussion of Photojournalism (panel discussion)
December 8, 7:00 p.m., Getty Center

When is a photograph news and when is it art? Why are some photos forgotten, while others become icons of a generation?

Get a variety of perspectives at this panel discussion featuring cutting-edge photojournalists and page-one decision makers. Moderated by Michael Parks, director of USC's School of Journalism.

Complements Pictures for the Press and Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee.

Free; reservations required.

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Iraq Resistance / Bingham
Iraq Resistance, Molly Bingham, 2003
Photograph © Molly Bingham/WorldPictureNews
N E W   F R O M  G E T T Y   P U B L I C A T I O N S
Holiday Gift Ideas—10% off Select Titles for e-Getty Subscribers

Give a lavishly illustrated Getty book for the holidays—to yourself or a fellow art lover.

Receive 10% off online orders of these books through December 31 by entering code 1130457465 at checkout. Order by December 10 for holiday delivery within the United States.

Examine one of the most beautiful books ever produced in this engrossing catalog for the current exhibition A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII.

Getty manuscripts curator Thomas Kren and three other experts guide you through the legendary book and explain how artist Jean Bourdichon accomplished his painterly magic. ($29.95)

Learn more and buy online.

A Masterpiece Reconstructed
In Focus: Weegee

Explore 50 sensational photographs by Weegee with associate curator of photography Judith Keller in In Focus: Weegee.

Keller is the curator of the current exhibition Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee and an inspired historian of mid-20th-century American photography. ($17.50)

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Check Out Our Redesigned Web Calendar!
Event Calendar

Find events by date, type, or keyword on our redesigned event calendar.

This month, plunge into Rudolph Schindler's discordant modernism or hear longtime press photographer Delmar Watson give his take on Weegee's photos in a point-of-view talk.

Join artist Mike Kelley for the next installment of the GRI's Works in Progress series, or see how to make your own illuminated manuscript in our drop-in artist-at-work demonstrations in the Painted Prayers galleries.

Visit on December 9 for salsa dancing in the Cafe at our new Fridays off the 405 series.

Plus, don't forget to book your free tickets to the Getty Villa—dates in spring and summer 2006 are still available.

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