Walt Disney Concert Hall, 2015. Photograph by Hunter Kerhart. Courtesy Hunter Kerhart

In Conversation: Frank Gehry and Kurt Forster


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Iconic architect Frank Gehry and renowned architectural historian Kurt W. Forster explore architectural differences and similarities between sister-cities Berlin and Los Angeles on the occasion of the exhibition Berlin/Los Angeles: Space for Music, on view at the Getty Research Institute from April 25 to July 30, 2017.

Frank Gehry has designed many noteworthy buildings around the world, including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

Kurt W. Forster is a professor of history of architecture at the Yale School of Architecture. In 1984, he became the founding director of the Getty Center's History of Art and the Humanities, now the Getty Research Institute.

Extended Hours

The Getty Research Institute galleries and store will remain open until 7:00 p.m. prior to this event.


An assortment of concessions will be available for purchase outside the Harold M. Williams Auditorium prior to this event. Please note that food and drink are not permitted inside the auditorium.

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