View of the Central Garden by Robert Irwin. © J. Paul Getty Trust

Screening: Robert Irwin: A Desert of Pure Feeling


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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Getty presents the feature length documentary Robert Irwin: A Desert of Pure Feeling (2022, dir. Jennifer Lane, 93 minutes), chronicling the life and times of internationally celebrated artist Robert Irwin (1928–2023), creator of the 134,000 square foot Central Garden that lies at the heart of the Getty Center. Brian Houck, head of Getty Grounds and Gardens, and Jackie Flor, Getty horticulturist, will introduce the film and share insights into caretaking for Irwin’s living work of art.

Following the program, enjoy a light reception and take a stroll through the Central Garden.

Irwin's archive is held at the Getty Research Institute. View the finding aid for the collection.

The conversation will be available on the Getty Research Institute YouTube channel following the event.

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