Museum Home Past Exhibitions Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature

June 13–September 17, 2006 at the Getty Center


All events are free. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300 or use the Make Reservation buttons below.


What Color is That Rock? Eliot Porter's Challenge to Photography
John Rohrbach, senior curator of photographs, the Amon Carter Museum, examines why Eliot Porter devoted his career to exploring the artistic possibilities of color photography in the face of ridicule from colleagues who dismissed color photographs as unimaginative. Porter discovered a new artistic language through dye transfer printing, and Rohrbach discusses several contemporary artist-photographers who also utilize the nuanced surprises of color. Reservations required.

Wednesday, July 26, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

Point-of-View Talks

Herbert Clarke, a Los Angeles-based bird and nature photographer, shares his perspective on the seminal work and influence of Eliot Porter and the challenges of photographing nature. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Friday, July 7, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.
Museum galleries, Getty Center

Tidal Marsh / Porter

Curator's Gallery Talk

Paul Martineau, assistant curator, Department of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Wednesday, July 19, 2:30 p.m.
Museum galleries, Getty Center

Family Creation Station

A drop-in art-making workshop for families, Family Creation Station consists of a short gallery activity and a hands-on project based on Eliot Porter's photographs of nature.

Thursdays–Sundays, July 20–September 3, 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Family Room Patio, Getty Center