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July 5–September 24, 2006 at the Getty Center


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


From Drawings and Oil into Print: Rubens's Retouched Drawings and Oil Sketches Preparatory for Prints
Michiel Plomp, chief curator, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands, explores how Rubens made prints after his most successful paintings in order to protect his work from rivals, expand his network of patrons, and increase his fame. Plomp's lecture closely follows the translation of the compositions of original altarpieces to smaller prints, elucidating a fascinating aspect of Rubens's ingenuity.

Thursday, July 6, 7:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

Rubens in New Spain (Mexico): The Directions of Influence
Clara Bargellini, professor of art history, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, discusses how indigenous and European artists in Mexico used prints by Rubens as models for religious paintings. Bargellini assesses the impact of Rubens on the arts of colonial Mexico in artistic as well as cultural-religious terms. Following the presentation, Artemio Rodriguez, founder of La Mano Press in Los Angeles, discusses contemporary work by graphic artists in Mexico and Los Angeles.

Thursday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

Studio Course

The Printed Image
Join artist Jennifer Anderson and Getty Museum educator Jaime Ursic for this two-part printmaking workshop. Participants will 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. Open to 25 participants.
Museum Studios, Getty Center

This 2-part course will be offered three times on the following Tuesdays:
July 11 & 18, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
July 25 & August 1, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
August 22 & 29, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Please call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.
Reservations for July courses available beginning Thursday, June 22 at 9:00 a.m.
Reservations for August courses beginning Tuesday, July 25 at 9:00 a.m.

Landscape in Moonlight / Bolswert

Point-of-View Talks

Ed Hamilton, Tamarind master printer and co-founder of Hamilton Press, has worked with notable contemporary artists including Ed Ruscha, George Herms, Bruce Nauman, and Raymond Pettibon. Join Hamilton as he explores issues of artistic collaboration and printmaking in conjunction with the exhibition. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Friday, August 4, 4:00 & 6:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Artist-At-Work Demonstration

Drop by as artist Jennifer Anderson demonstrates printmaking materials and techniques, with a focus on etching and engraving.

Every Thursday and Sunday, June 15–July 30
1:00–2:00 p.m.: creating plates
2:00–3:00 p.m.: printing plates
Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

Curator's Gallery Talks

Stephanie Schrader, assistant curator of drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and Louis Marchesano, collections curator, Getty Research Institute, lead a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Tuesdays, July 11 & 18, 2:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center