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July 2006

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Hippolytos (performance)
August 31–September 23, 8:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

(310) 440-7300

Tickets will be available beginning June 29 for the inaugural presentation in the Getty Villa's dramatic outdoor Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Award-winning playwright and theater director Stephen Sachs presents a thrilling new adaptation of Euripides' timeless drama Hippolytos from a new translation by noted poet and classicist Anne Carson.

Be one of the first to see this classic performed under the stars, just like it might have been staged thousands of years ago. This first major production from the Getty Villa's theater program runs in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Enduring Myth: The Tragedy of Hippolytos and Phaidra, opening August 24.

Performances take place at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in September. Previews run August 31 through September 2. Tickets are $38 (students/seniors $32, previews $15), and are available beginning June 29 by calling (310) 440-7300.

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Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa
Experience ancient drama in the inspiring setting of the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa
Photographs © 2005 Richard Ross with the Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust


The Colors of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases
through September 4
The Getty Villa

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Plate with a Woman Playing Pipes and a Man Dancing / Psiax
Plate with a Woman Playing Pipes and a Man Dancing, attributed to Psiax, 520–510 B.C.
Antikenmuseum und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel, Gift of Dr. Robert Käppeli. Photo: Andreas F. Voegelin

Most ancient Athenian pottery is red and black. But in spectacular rare examples, it is also more—painted blue, green, pink, and white, molded into fantastic animal and vegetable shapes, embellished with sculptural elements, and covered with gold that appealed to the ancient Greeks' opulent taste.

See over 100 of the most beautiful examples of ancient Athenian pottery decorated in special techniques in this new exhibition, the first major loan exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa.

Advance, timed tickets are required to visit the Getty Villa. Call (310) 440-7300 to check ticket availability, or visit our Web site for same-day tickets on the day you would like to visit.

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Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature
through September 17
The Getty Center

Birds, trees, rocks, water—Eliot Porter photographed nature in lush color and with piercing sensitivity.

This exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center features photographs spanning Porter's career, from his early black-and-white landscapes to his stunningly detailed stop-motion images of birds in flight, which fulfilled his dream to transform bird photography into an art. His images were published by the Sierra Club both as art and as a powerful visual argument for environmental conservation.

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Aspens by Lake / Porter
Aspens by Lake, Pike National Forest, Colorado, Eliot Porter, 1959
© 1990 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of the artist
Also on View at the Getty Center

The Cult of Saints (through July 16)
Ensor's Graphic Modernism (through July 30)
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered (ongoing)
Opening This Month
Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship (July 5–September 24)
Rubens and His Printmakers (July 5–September 24)
Casting Nature: François-Thomas Germain's Machine d'Argent (July 11, 2006–March 25, 2007)

Also on View at the Getty Villa

Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (through July 24)

E V E N T  H I G H L I G H T S

Rubens' Retouched Drawings and Oil Sketches (lecture)
July 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Information, Reservations, & Tickets:
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Drunken Silenus / Suyderhoef after Rubens
Top: Drunken Silenus (detail), Jonas Suyderhoef after Peter Paul Rubens, after 1640

An expressive and masterful painter, Peter Paul Rubens was also a savvy businessman who promoted his fame by making prints of his most successful paintings. In this free lecture by art historian Michiel Plomp, "From Drawings and Oil into Print: Rubens' Retouched Drawings and Oil Sketches Preparatory for Prints," learn how Rubens collaborated with a small army of artists to rework his complex compositions into prints.

The lecture complements Rubens and His Printmakers, which opens July 5.

Free; reservations required.

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Summer Sessions 2006 (performance)
July 8, 15, and 22, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Free outdoor music for sultry Saturday nights! Summer Sessions 2006 kicks off on July 8 with the sounds of Daby Touré, Chris Berry, and the Dublab Soundsystem. This trio of performers take music rooted in Africa and blend it with styles as diverse as dub, dancehall, hip-hop, gospel, and electronica.

The series closes on July 22 with the "mosh-pit polka" of Brave Combo going head-to-head with the klezmer rock of Golem.

Please note that due to unforseen circumstances, Bombay Dub Orchestra will no longer be performing as part of Summer Sessions. New artists will be announced soon.

Free; no reservations required. Arrive early for Taste of the Terrace, a special hors d'oeuvre menu from the Restaurant.

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Daby Toure
Summer Sessions kicks off on July 8 with African rhythms by Daby Toure (top) and Chris Berry (bottom)
Art Courses: Prints, Pigments, Paintings
The Getty Center
Annunciation / Bouts
Learn how Dieric Bouts achieved the rich reds in his Annunciation, 1450–1455, in "Exploring Pigments and Color" on July 12 and 13

The Getty galleries and museum studios are your artistic playground this month. Learn about colors, printmaking techniques, and two masters of Flemish painting in these fun, two-part courses. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up—space is limited.

The Printed Image
July 11 and 18, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
$65; $50 students/seniors
Make your own intaglio print after the inspiring examples of James Ensor and Peter Paul Rubens.

Exploring Pigments and Color
July 12 and 13, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
$30; $20 students/seniors
Where do colors come from? Find out in this course at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa focusing on the mysterious science of pigments from antiquity to the Renaissance.

Rubens and Brueghel: Collaboration in Practice
July 27 and August 3, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
$30; $20 students/seniors
Learn how Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder worked together to create the masterfully complex paintings in Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship from exhibition curator Anne Wollett.

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., through August 27
The Getty Villa

Tips for Families

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Join ArtQuest, a brand-new program of free art-making fun offered every weekend at the Getty Villa. Explore ancient objects in the galleries, then create your own work in this outdoor, drop-in workshop for families. Available in both English and Spanish.

Advance, timed tickets are required to visit the Getty Villa. Call (310) 440-7300 to check ticket availability, or visit our Web site for same-day tickets on the day you would like to visit.

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ArtQuest at the Getty Villa
Fun with colors, shapes, and Mom at the Getty Villa
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Event Calendar

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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy our free architecture and garden tours, offered several times daily at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. See all upcoming tours and gallery talks.

Catch Fridays Off the 405, a relaxing evening of music and gallery browsing, on June 23 and again on July 28. And on July 7 and 21, enjoy free artistic guidance and inspiration at our Drawing Hour, held outdoors in the Getty Center's Central Garden.

Free tickets are also available beginning June 22 at 9:00 a.m. for two lectures at the Getty Villa: the discovery of the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum on July 13, and special techniques in Athenian vase-decoration on August 3.

Most events are FREE.

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