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All events are free, unless otherwise noted. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300.

Gallery Course

Love, Death, and Anarchy: The Many Faces of James Ensor
Join Louis Marchesano, curator of prints and drawings, the Getty Research Institute, and Zhenya Gershman, artist and Getty Museum educator, for this two-part gallery course exploring paintings and prints by James Ensor.

Lectures and gallery discussions examine Ensor's techniques; the historical, cultural, and biographical contexts of his work; and possible interpretations of his grotesque, strident, politically provocative images. Course fee $20. Open to 30 participants. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.

Thursdays, May 11 and 18, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios and Galleries


Listen to one-hour talks about the exhibition by collectors and curators. Free, no sign-up needed; meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall at the Getty Center.

Tom Firman, collector
Thursday, May 18, 1:30 p.m.

Richard A. Simms, collector
Wednesday, May 24, 1:30 p.m.

Louis Marchesano, curator of prints and drawings, the Getty Research Institute
Tuesday, June 6, 1:30 p.m.

Scott Schaefer, curator, Department of Paintings, the J. Paul Getty Museum
Wednesday, June 14, 1:30 p.m.

Point-of-View Talk

Guerrilla poster artist Robbie Conal, whose work examines politics, power, and the abuses of both, presents a gallery discussion in conjunction with the exhibition. Free; sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 3:00 p.m. the day of the program.

Friday, June 23, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Galleries

Peculiar Insects / Ensor


James Ensor: Burlesque Wizard of Modern Printmaking
Louis Marchesano, curator of prints and drawings, Getty Research Institute, explores Ensor's reliance on traditional printmaking techniques and rules of representation as well as his radical transformation of them. Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.

Thursday, June 29, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Studio Course

The Printed Image
Join artist Jennifer Anderson and artist and Getty Museum educator Jaime Ursic for this two-part printmaking workshop, offered three times in July and August.

Participants learn basic techniques for intaglio printing, including plate preparation, line- and mark-making, and inking techniques, and will pull their own prints. Course fee $65; $50 students. Each two-part course is open to 25 participants. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.

Tuesdays, July 11 and 18, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, July 25 and August 1, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, August 22 and 29, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Artist-at-Work Demonstration

Drop by as artist Jennifer Anderson demonstrates printmaking materials and techniques, with a focus on etching and engraving. Free; no reservations required.

Thursdays and Sundays, June 15 through July 30
1:00–2:00 p.m.—Creating plates
2:00–3:00 p.m.—Printing Plates
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard