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February 24–May 24, 2009 at the Getty Center


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Curator Spotlight Series
Sacred Art and Ritual Display in German Art around the Year 1000

The Ottonian Empire held sway for little more than a century, yet left behind a lasting artistic legacy. Kristen Collins, associate curator of Manuscripts, the J. Paul Getty Museum, explores examples of the sumptuous illuminated manuscripts produced by this culture against the backdrop of art and ritual in the Ottonian church and state. Free.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall
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Gallery Course

Illuminating German Art and Opera
Fill your day with looking, listening, and learning about German manuscripts and opera. This program brings scholars of art and music together to explore the connections between the exhibition and LA Opera's production of two Richard Wagner masterpieces, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre. Course fee $60; $30 students/seniors. Museum Lecture Hall

Saturday, March 21, 2009, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall
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Christ in Majesty / Ottonian


Curator's Gallery Talks
Thomas Kren, senior curator Manuscripts, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Wednesdays, March 4 and April 8, 2009, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries