Museum Home Past Exhibitions Capturing Nature's Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscapes

July 28–November 1, 2009 at the Getty Center


Admission to the Getty Center is FREE. No tickets or reservations are required for general admission. For visitor information, see information on planning a visit or call (310) 440-7300. All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required for performances, lectures, seminars, and courses.


Prospects and Promenades: French Landscapes from Claude to Monet
Richard Rand, senior curator at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, sets the exhibition in the wider context of the French landscape tradition. Free; reservations required.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Studio Courses

Getty Drawing Hour: The Central Garden
Enjoy the tradition of plein air sketching and botanical drawing in the Getty Center's Central Garden. Artist Kathy Dunham provides general guidance; all you need to bring are drawing pads and pencils. All experience levels welcome. Free; no reservations required. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 2:30 p.m. the day of the program.

Sundays, July 5 and 19 and August 2, 2009, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Central Garden

Culinary Workshop: The Spectacle of French Cuisine from Renaissance to Revolution
Participants explore French culinary traditions, tour the Getty Center collections and exhibitions, prepare a meal during a hands-on cooking session, and enjoy a class lunch together. Course fee $75. Open to 20 participants.

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m., repeating Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Private Dining Room
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GettyGuide™ Audio Player

Pick up an audio player in the Museum Entrance Hall to hear commentary about objects in the exhibition.

Louveciennes, Route de Saint-Germain / Pissarro


Curator's Gallery Talks
Edouard Kopp, assistant curator of Drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Free; no reservations required. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Wednesdays, July 29 and August 26, 2009, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 24, 2009, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

Family Activity

Family Festival
Vive la France! Enjoy a day in the Gallic countryside with this Family Festival featuring the chanteuse Jessica Fichot as well as the cosmopolitan sounds of Jean-Paul Monsché. Dive into picturesque folktales and prepare to be awed by the imagination of the giant fantastic creatures by Dragon Knight. C'est splendide and extraordinaire! Free; no reservations required.

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard