The Getty Center
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall
Admission: Program fee of $60 includes coffee and pastries and lunch. Parking is $15 per car. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below.

Experience the art and culture of Versailles in this program of talks, tours, and musical performances. The day begins with presentations about the culture of France in the late 18th-century and the luxurious furnishings which survived the rebellion against a culture of excess. Then take a guided tour through the Getty Museum galleries to get a close look at French aristocracy and their furniture, including the chair in which Marie-Antoinette sat to have her hair and make-up done at Petit Trianon behind the Palace of Versailles. Enjoy lunch on the spectacular Getty grounds, then return to the auditorium for a recital of selections related to LA Opera's Figaro Unbound.

Program Schedule

9:00 a.m.
Check-in, coffee and pastries

9:30 a.m.

9:40–10:20 a.m.
"Figaro and Marie-Antoinette"
Lynn A. Hunt, Distinguished Research Professor, Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, Emerita, UCLA

10:20–11:00 a.m.
"Luxury and Liberation: Art on the Eve of Rebellion"
Charissa Bremer-David, curator of sculpture & decorative arts, J. Paul Getty Museum

11:00–11:45 a.m.
"Aftermath: Reverberations of the Terror in the Opera House and Concert Hall"
Mitchell Morris, associate professor of musicology, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

11:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m.
Lunch and museum tours

1:45–2:30 p.m.
Conversation with James Conlon, Richard Seaver Music Director, LA Opera

2:30–3:15 p.m.
LA Opera recital

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.