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July 2007

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Audio Tour of Modern Outdoor Sculpture at the Getty Center

Explore Art

Teach students about 20th-century sculpture with a new cell phone audio tour. The Getty Center campus is now home to 28 modern and contemporary sculptures donated from the collection of the late legendary film producer Ray Stark and his wife, Fran.

Artists, curators, and other experts discuss highlights of the outdoor sculpture collection. Middle and high school students can listen to the audio tour from their own phone, listen online, or download the audio tour and load it onto their iPods or other MP3 players.

Learn more about the Getty Center's modern outdoor sculpture and the audio tour.

Modern Outdoor Sculpture at the Getty Center
Giacomo Manzù's bronze sculpture Seated Cardinal, made in 1975–1977, animates a terrace outside the Museum's South Pavilion

© Inge Manzù

C U R R I C U L A R  C O N N E C T I O N S

Beastly Books, Fantastic Fables

Current Exhibitions

A Dragon / Franco-Flemish
A dragon (detail) from a book of beasts, Franco-Flemish, about 1270

Introduce your students to the real and fantastic beasts that creep across the pages of books made in the Middle Ages (about 500–1500 A.D.). The exhibition Medieval Beasts includes an assortment of animals from bestiaries—books filled with stories about how animals, birds, fish, and other beasts can symbolize Christian ideology.

In the lesson "Illuminating Fables," students in grades K-2 discuss how a page from a Flemish bestiary was used to teach moral lessons. Extend the lesson by inviting students to make up their own fables about animals exhibited in Medieval Beasts.

View the lesson "Illuminating Fables."

View several pages of a Franco-Flemish bestiary.

Learn more about the exhibition Medieval Beasts, on view at the Getty Center through July 29, 2007.

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Changes in the Galleries

Getty Bookmarks

Did you know that works of art at the Getty Museum are often moved to new locations? Before you bring your class to the Getty, make sure all the artworks you want to visit are on view. Here are some recent changes:

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère / Manet

On View
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet is on loan to the Getty Museum from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London through September 9, 2007.

Still Life / Monet

Back on View
Still Life with Flowers and Fruit by Claude Monet, previously on loan for the exhibition Claude Monet: A Tribute to Daniel Wildenstein and Katia Granoff, has returned to the Getty Museum.

The Wounded Foot / Sorolla y Bastida

Not on View
The Wounded Foot by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida has been replaced by Still Life with Flowers and Fruit by Claude Monet.

Find the location of a work of art by using Getty Bookmarks. Register for an account and you'll always know the most current location of your bookmarked artworks. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check Getty Bookmarks on the day of, or the night before, your visit.

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