In this exhibition, four contemporary photographers interpret the dense, hyper-real metropolis of Tokyo from four different perspectives. With a snapshot style, Mikiko Hara spontaneously captures portraits of passersby; Daidō Moriyama haunts the neighborhood of Shinjuku for fragments of nightlife; Shigeichi Nagano observes the interactions of community with a perpetually rebuilt environment; and Masato Seto focuses on couples who have escaped the cramped quarters of high-rise living.
Scandalous. Grotesque. Eccentric. Satirical. Discover the mad creativity of Belgian artist James Ensor through over one hundred paintings, drawings, and prints in this exhibition charting his artistic path from naturalistic compositions to the bizarre and satirical creations in his later life.
Portrait of a Young Lady in Profile, about 1783–85, Henri-Pierre Danloux. Black chalk and gray wash. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawings from Los Angeles Collections
Through September 21, 2014 | The Getty Center
This exhibition traces the evolution of drawing in France from the early 1700s, when the ornate Rococo style prevailed, to the 1770s and 1780s and the emergence of Neoclassicism, a movement that drew inspiration from ancient Greco-Roman art and culture.
The influential career of dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer Yvonne Rainer is surveyed in this exhibition through a lively array of photographs, scores, journals, ephemera, and audiovisual presentations, along with a complete retrospective of the artist's avant-garde films.
Minor White is one of the masters of photographic modernism. Throughout his career, White sought to photograph things not only for what they are but also for what they may suggest, resulting in images filled with symbolic and metaphorical allusions.
Country Girls, 1925, August Sander. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection
Through October 19, 2014 | The Getty Center
This exhibition marks the 30th anniversary of the Getty's Department of Photography through a series of 14 groupings, revealing points of convergence between recently acquired works by contemporary artists and historical photographs in the collection.
Thursdays–Saturdays, September 4–27: Tickets on sale now
| The Getty Villa
Directed by Anne Bogart
Created and Performed by SITI Company
Translated by Aaron Poochigian
New York based-SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C. —Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors yet humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community.
Friday Flights: Hosted by Mikael Jorgensen and Cassandra C. Jones
Friday, August 8, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Mikael Jorgensen and Cassandra C. Jones host the fourth and final event in the Friday Flights series. Jorgensen is the keyboardist in the alternative rock band Wilco and releases electronic music under his own name. Jones is a new-media artist with a focus in digital photomontage. Together with friends they present four electronic music projects, an artist's lecture, a video performance piece, and operatic tour of the Getty galleries.
Saturday, August 23, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
This formally trained trio of young musicians challenges the rule book on improvised instrumental music and takes a fresh look at the jazz tradition. Their songs unite jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material, and their notorious live performances bring fans from across the musical spectrum together.
Saturdays and Sundays, August 2 and 3, 9 and 10, and 16 and 17, 4:00–5:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
This free outdoor-music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center's Central Garden features some of the best children's musical artists from across the nation. Performing this year are Mister G, Shine and the Moonbeams, and Alistair Mook.
Wednesday, August 6 and Saturday, August 16 and 23, 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m | The Getty Center
Join artist Becca Lofchie in a drop-in, hands-on workshop that explores the idea of chivalry in contemporary life. Create your own manuscript page and then visit the related exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Participants also learn about how to participate in our online Chivalry Project.
The Father's Curse: The Ungrateful Son, about 1778, Jean-Baptiste Greuze. Brush and gray wash, squared in pencil. The J. Paul Getty Museum
The French Collection
Sunday, August 3, 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
How and why does one collect historical French art in 21st-century America? Distinguished Los Angeles private collectors join Getty drawings curators for a lively roundtable discussion about the motivations, pleasures, and difficulties—personal and professional—of sourcing, selecting, acquiring, and displaying works of art, whether in the context of a public museum or a private collection.
Round and Round 2012, Laurie Lipton, charcoal and graphite on paper
Ensor and the Artists
Thursday, August 7, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
James Ensor had a significant impact not only on artists living during his lifetime, but also on many artists currently working during ours. The artists on this panel discuss the various ways Ensor's work has influenced their current practice.
REDCAT's New Original Works Festival 2014
Through August 9, Thursdays–Saturdays, 8:30 p.m.
The annual three-week NOW Festival is back with eight new original works by Los Angeles–based dance, theater, and multimedia performing artists Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY, d. Sabela grimes, John Fleck, Marsian de Lellis, Overtone Industries, Rosanna Gamson/World Wide and Wilfried Souly. Learn more »
Farhang Foundation is Looking for Professional Artists
Contribute to a public urban art project in Los Angeles inspired by the visit of the Cyrus Cylinder to the Getty Villa in 2013. Create a site-specific artwork that commemorates the concepts of religious diversity and freedom as human rights, as inspired by the ideals of Cyrus the Great. Learn more »
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