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February 2006

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Adolphe-William Bouguereau—Newly Restored Works
through June 15
The Getty Center

Some people swooned before his art. Others recoiled in disgust. Nineteenth-century artist William Bouguereau created gorgeous paintings, but many a critic scorned his work as anti-modern and overly precious.

What do you think? Judge for yourself at Adolphe-William Bouguereau: An Introduction, a new installation that includes two works conserved by the Getty Museum's paintings conservation department as part of its Conservation Partnerships program.

Learn more and share your opinion.

Virgin of the Angels / Bouguereau
Virgin of the Angels (detail), Adolphe-William Bouguereau, 1881
Courtesy of Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association


The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy
January 24–April 9
The Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Seven Liberal Arts / Coetivy Master
Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts (detail), Coëtivy Master, about 1460–1470

Monks weren't the only bookish ones in the Middle Ages. Aristocrats and students read too—and they wanted tales of romance, kings, and the stars, plus how-to's on jousting, chess, medicine, and more.

Compare your reading tastes to those of a bygone age in this exhibition featuring the most beautiful medieval secular manuscripts from the Museum's collection.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Also on View at the Getty Center

Titian and the Commander: A Renaissance Artist and His Patron (through Feb. 5)
Drawings from Leonardo to Titian: A North Italian Itinerary (through Feb. 26)
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered (ongoing)
Robert Adams: Landscapes of Harmony and Dissonance (Feb. 7–May 28)

Also on View at the Getty Villa

Antiquity & Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites (Jan. 28–May 1)
The Getty Villa Reimagined (Jan. 28–May 8)
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (Jan. 28–July 24)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Friday Nights at the Getty: East L.A. Days/Fellini Nights (performance)
February 3, 7:30 p.m.
The Getty Center

Information & Reservations:
(310) 440-7300

Savagely inventive poet, playwright, and spoken word artist Marisela Norte performs her autobiographical ode to Los Angeles, East L.A. Days/Fellini Nights. DJ, writer, and theorist Josh Kun mixes the soundtrack live on stage for this musical memoir.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Marisela Norte
Marisela Norte
Photo: Ibarionex Perello
Sounds of L.A.: Ana Moura (performance)
February 4, 8:00 p.m., and February 5, 3:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Ana Moura
Ana Moura
Photo: Augusto Brazio

This month's Sounds of L.A. series brings you two moving performances by Portuguese vocalist Ana Moura, a standout among a new wave of fado singers.

Moura's transcendent singing beautifully conveys universal themes of lost love, separation, and longing.

Free; reservations required. Hurry, reservations go fast!

Learn more and hear a sound sample.

The National Archives: Preserving America's History (Conservation Matters lecture)
February 16, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Conservators recently labored for two years to restore the fragile parchments of the Bill of Rights, Constitution, and Declaration of Independence. Doris A. Hamburg of the National Archives and Records Administration will take you behind the scenes of this mammoth and risky project at this month's Conservation Matters lecture.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Conservator working on the U.S. Constitution
National Archives conservator checks the stability of the ink on the U.S. Constitution
© U.S. National Archives
A Sense of Place: Photographs of the American West (lecture)
February 26, 4:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Fly, Grand Canyon / Klett
Fly, north rim Grand Canyon, Mark Klett, July 4, 2004
© Mark Klett

Photographers Mark Klett and Catherine Wagner discuss the place of photography in the politics of land use in the western U.S. in an evening complementing the upcoming exhibition Robert Adams: Landscapes of Harmony and Dissonance, which opens February 7 at the Getty Center.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Bad Girls and Wild Things: Villa Focus Tours
Thursday–Monday, 3:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

Meet troublemaking goddesses, voracious griffins, and wine-guzzling poets on our new Villa Focus Tours. Led by museum educators, curators, and conservators, these hour-long tours explore some of the most fascinating figures, stories, themes, and issues in ancient art. Topics vary by date.

Free; admission is included with your ticket to the Getty Villa.

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Hand Mirror with Medusa
Hand Mirror with the Head of Medusa (detail), Greek, 500–480 B.C.
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One Getty, two locations—double the events on our online event calendar!

At the Getty Center, hear scholar Carmen Bambach talk about Leonardo's work and influence or join artist Mike Kelley at a roundtable as part of the GRI's Works in Progress series. Plus, buy your tickets now for the Paris Piano Trio on March 2.

Reservations are available now for March lectures at the Getty Villa, including a talk on the famed Laocoön and a discussion of ancient marbles, but hurry, events fill up fast.

Most events are FREE.

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