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Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, 1661, Robert Nanteuil after Nicolas Mignard. Engraving. The Getty Research Institute
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Third Apartment, 1694, Antoine Trouvain. Hand-colored engraving and etching. From Appartements ou amusements de la famille royale à Versailles, a suite of 6 plates. The Getty Research Institute
A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715
June 16–September 6, 2015 | The Getty Center
Through grand royal portraits, satiric views of everyday life, small-scale fashion prints decorated with fabrics, and monumental panoramas of Versailles and the Louvre, this exhibition explores the rich variety of prints that came to define French power and prestige in the era of Louis XIV. Commemorating the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death, A Kingdom of Images features nearly 100 works from the Getty Research Institute and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Study of the Head of a Young Woman, about 1523, Andrea del Sarto. Red chalk. Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence. Su concessione del Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo
Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action
June 23–September 13, 2015 | The Getty Center
This major loan exhibition celebrates the transformation of the art of drawing by Andrea del Sarto (1486–1530), one of the greatest Florentine Renaissance artists. Moving beyond the graceful harmony and elegance of his elders and peers, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Fra Bartolommeo, Del Sarto brought unprecedented realism and immediacy to his art through the rough and rustic use of red chalk and the creation of powerful life and compositional studies.
The exhibition was co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Frick Collection, New York.
Cup with Masks, Roman, A.D. 1–100. Silver. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris
Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville
Through August 17, 2015
| The Getty Villa
Accidentally discovered in northern France in 1830, a spectacular hoard dedicated to Mercury contains some of the finest Roman silver to survive antiquity. This exhibition presents the opulent cache, which underwent four years of conservation and study at the Getty Villa, in its entirety for the first time outside Paris.
This exhibition was organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris. Generous support was provided by the Getty Museum's Villa Council.
Since the mid-19th century, photography has been shaped by the desire to understand and explore the medium's essential materials. Taking that spirit of invention and discovery as its point of departure, this exhibition features the work of seven artists—Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, John Chiara, Chris McCaw, Lisa Oppenheim, Alison Rossiter, and James Welling—who focus their investigations on the light sensitivity and chemical processing of photographic papers, challenging us to see the medium anew.
Saturday, June 20, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Shannon and the Clams inject a cocktail of gritty garage-punk mixed with the weirdness of mid-60s psychedelia into the familiar sounds of doo-wop and rockabilly Americana. No mere vintage novelty, they bring an irresistible charisma and irreverence to the stage for a raucous and rousing live show. A DJ set by Chris Ziegler rounds out the evening. Free, no ticket required.
Friday, June 26, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
An ongoing collaboration between L.A.-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck, Lucky Dragons is known for an open and participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and playful use of digital tools. Their thoughtful and collaborative approach effortlessly unites music and art, and their performances have been welcomed in leading institutions and experimental art spaces alike. Free, no ticket required.
This screening features recent video and performance artworks by 17 artists and collectives working primarily in Central America, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador. Spanning multiple genres and ranging in tone from poetic to comical to stridently political, these works address the role of art in society, local and global political crises, and struggles of everyday life. The program features both established and younger artists, and a majority of the works have never been exhibited in the United States. Free, advance ticket required.
The Mildenhall Treasure: Fine Dining in Roman Britain
Sunday, June 7, 2:00 p.m.
| The Getty Villa
The Mildenhall Treasure is the only set of Roman silver tableware to survive from Roman Britain. Richard Hobbs of the British Museum discusses its intriguing discovery at the height of World War II, its Bacchic decoration, and its burial during the final decades of Rome's control of Britain. Free, advance ticket required.
Animal Locomotion (detail), 1887, Eadweard J. Muybridge. Collotype. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Hide and See: The Photographic Blind as a Technology of Animal Representation
Sunday, June 14, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Examine the development of live animal photography in nature at the end of the 19th century with Matthew Brower, curator at the University of Toronto Art Gallery. This talk focuses on the adaptation of hunting techniques—especially the hunting blind—by photographers aiming to capture images of animals. Complements the exhibition In Focus: Animalia. Free, advance ticket required.
The Villa Council Presents: Conflict Resolution and its Discontents in Classical Athens Presented by Edith Hall
Sunday, June 28, 3:00 p.m.
| The Getty Villa
In ancient Greece, no less than today, the peaceful resolution of conflicts presented numerous challenges. In this illustrated lecture, Edith Hall of King's College, London and the University of Oxford explores Aeschylus' tragedy Eumenides, produced in 458 B.C., and its treatment of the difficult balancing of justice with larger issues of national expedience, security, and entrenched power structures. Free, advance ticket required.
Generous support is provided by the Villa Council, whose members share an enthusiasm for the ancient world and a conviction of its continued relevance to our lives today.
Cornelia Funke signs books at the Getty Center, April 2014.
An Afternoon Adventure with Cornelia Funke
Sunday, June 21, 2:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Children's author Cornelia Funke reads her latest story about William Dampier—pirate, adventurer, explorer, and ghost—and his encounters with other ghosts and spirits at the Getty Center. Following the reading are a book signing with the author and a special children's tour of the Getty Research Institute's exhibition A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715. Recommended for families and kids ages 8 and up. Free, advance ticket required.
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