A variety of special programs complement the exhibition. All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300 or see information on planning a visit.

Lectures

Tokyo: The Metropolis in the Photographic Imagination

Samuel C. Morse, professor of the history of art and Asian civilization at Amherst College, surveys the turbulent history of Tokyo and discusses the work of some of the most compelling artists who have focused on the life of the city, such as Daidō Moriyama, Kōyō Kageyama, Masato Seto, Mikiko Hara, Shigeichi Nagano, Tadahiko Hayashi, and Tokuko Ushioda.

Learn more about this program

Thursday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum Lecture Hall

Film

Film Series: Tokyo Stories

Each of the three films in this series—Tokyo Sonata, Adrift in Tokyo, and Lost in Translation—cast Tokyo as a leading player in their own distinct way. Shot on city streets and in neighborhoods that have a certain universal look to them, these films ultimately could not have taken place anywhere else. Together, they form a modern paean to this captivating city. Free; reservations required.

Learn more about this program

Saturday October 18, 4:00 p.m.: Tokyo Sonata (Japan, 2009, Blu-ray)
Saturday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.: Adrift in Tokyo (Japan, 2007, Blu-ray)
Sunday, October 19, 2:00 p.m.: Lost in Translation (USA, 2003, Blu-ray)
Getty Center: Harold Williams Auditorium

Talks

Curator's Gallery Talk

Judith Keller, senior curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Wednesday, August 20, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum galleries

Curator's Gallery Talk

Amanda Maddox, assistant curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Tuesday, October 7, 3:30 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum galleries