Museum Home Past Exhibitions Window onto Spain: Drawings and Prints from Ribera to Goya

February 17–May 16, 2004 at the Getty Center


All events are free and are held in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300 or use the reservation button below. Tickets are available on-site or by phone.


Goya in Bordeaux: Screening and Discussion with Carlos Saura
Written and directed by award-winning Carlos Saura, Goya in Bordeaux (96 min.) explores the experiences and artistic evolution of the man considered to be one of the most important artists of the modern era. The final months of his life form the background to this film, which is rooted in his evolution as a man, his work, and his private obsessions. Saura will discuss this highly stylized film and the life and work of Francisco Goya. This event is presented in conjunction with American Cinematheque's XI Recent Spanish Cinema Series, Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports (ICAA), SGAE, Fundación Autor. Limit of four seats per reservation.

Saturday, February 28, 1:00 p.m.


Gordon Getty Concert
Folias and Romanescas
The Barcelona-based Hespèrion XXI, led by viola da gamba player Jordi Savall, is renowned for its dynamic performances and bold interpretations of an astonishing range of musical literature.
Tickets: $25; $18 students/seniors

Saturday, May 15, 8:00 p.m.

Gallery Course

Windows onto Spain: Revisioning Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
This three-part course, led by Getty Museum staff members, takes an in-depth look at Spanish painting, drawing, and sculpture represented in the Getty collection. The breadth of Spanish art is examined through slide lectures and discussions in the Museum galleries. No experience necessary. Course fee $25. Limited to 40 participants. Reservations available beginning March 25 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Saturdays, April 3, 17, and 24
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, and Studios A and B

Virgin / Murillo

Upcoming Drawings Exhibition

Visions of Grandeur: Drawing in the Baroque Age
June 1–September 12, 2004

Seventeenth-century Western art is commonly called Baroque, a word that refers to artistic expression marked by extravagant forms, dynamic opposition, and powerful tensions. Artists across Europe explored common trends. This exhibition surveys many of these trajectories with drawings from the permanent collection, featuring a number of new acquisitions and works by Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Claude Lorrain, and Pietro da Cortona.