Artist Sylvana Barrett demonstrates the art of gilding at a past artist-at-work demonstration
Learn about historic and contemporary materials and techniques from practicing artists in these free drop-in programs.

Artist at Work
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


Enjoy presentations of historical art-making techniques related to the Museum's collection and exhibitions. Meet artists, ask questions, and get close to the action. This is a free, drop-in program.

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The Camera
Sunday, September 22, 2019
12:30–3:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach explores the art and science of photography through the evolution of historical cameras and lenses from daguerreotypes to digital. View early "mouse traps," unusual panoramic cameras, mammoth plate cameras, microscope cameras, multi-lens cameras and even cameras disguised as handbags. Complements the In Focus: The Camera exhibition.










 
Fashion and Impressionism
Saturday, October 12, November 2, November 23, December 7, 2019, and January 11, 2020
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Modern life, fashion and art intersected in the works of the French Impressionists, rendering a new and influential Parisian aesthetic. Join costume historian Maxwell Barr and discover how corsets, bustles, bonnets and more shaped 19th-century silhouettes, attitudes, and tastes as he outfits a live model in a series of period costumes from day dress to ball gown, including a remarkable recreation of the dress featured in Edward Manet's painting Jeanne (Spring) from the Getty collection. Complements the exhibition Manet and Modern Beauty.

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Artist Projects
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


 
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Bodies of Evidence: Living Art at the Getty Villa
Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2019
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa Gardens and Galleries

Renowned body painter Trina Merry connects the ancient fascination with the human figure to the art of optical illusion as she uses the human body as a canvas for exploring the intriguing forms, textures, and patterns of the Getty Villa. In this daylong demonstration, observe live models being painted from head to toe, then discover site-specific interventions that transform the site as bodies morph into artworks, disappear into the architecture, and emerge from the Villa's gardens.

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Point of View: Artist Talks
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


Point of View: Artist Talks feature Los Angeles-based artists and related specialists in an informal and intimate gallery-talk program, offering a unique perspective on the Getty collection and temporary exhibitions. Free; offered on selected Thursday or Saturday afternoons.

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Point of View Tour: Chris Killip
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Center for Photographs

Join photographer Chris Killip, whose work is featured in the exhibition Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante, as he discusses the creation of his groundbreaking photobook In Flagrante (1988) and the decision to republish it decades later. Sign up begins at noon at the Information Desk.

 
Point of View Tour: Donald Blumberg
Thursday, March 2, 2017
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Center for Photographs

Join artist Donald Blumberg, whose work is featured in the exhibition Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media, and curator Arpad Kovacs as they discuss photographs the artist made in the late 1960s that respond to the media's coverage of the Vietnam War and the domestic political climate of the period. Sign up begins at noon at the Information Desk.

 


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