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June 2012

Event Calendar

Open till 9 on Fridays, all summer long! Enjoy special summer hours at the Getty Center from June 1 to September 22, when we're open both Fridays and Saturdays until 9:00 p.m. The Central Garden has reopened following maintenance, and the Restaurant will be open for dinner till 9 on Fridays and Saturdays. Parking is $10 after 5:00 p.m. Visit the Getty »

In Focus: Picturing Landscape
Through October 7 | The Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Museum Collection

Research Institute Collection

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Nature's challenge to photographers is the subject of the latest installment of our In Focus series. Featuring 20 selections from the Museum's collection, from pre-photographic drawings to contemporary digital works, the exhibition touches on a range of technical and artistic explorations by figures such as John Beasly Greene, Imogen Cunningham, Harry Callahan, and William Garnett.

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Photographers see the landscape - on view now
Sandbars, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, William A. Garnett, 1966. © Estate of William A. Garnett
Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well: Images of Death in the Middle Ages
Through August 12 | The Getty Center

See manuscripts filled with delightful and disturbing visions of death and the afterlife. This selection from the Museum's collection includes depictions of God's mercy, saved souls in paradise, and the rewards of the blessed, as well as morbid and sometimes horrific illustrations of funerals, demons, and the punishment of the wicked, which prompted the pious to repent for their sins.

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Death, the afterlife, and redemption - on view now
Denise Poncher before a Vision of Death (detail) in the Chronique scandaleuse, French, about 1500
Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece from Warsaw
June 5, 2012–January 13, 2013 | The Getty Center

One of the treasures of the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, the dramatic "Ecce Homo" altarpiece by Dutch Renaissance master Maerten van Heemskerck has spent nearly two years undergoing conservation and study at the Getty. This exhibition presents the newly conserved painting and reveals new findings about Heemskerck's materials and expressive technique.

A restored Renaissance masterpiece - opens June 5
The Ecce Homo altarpiece (center panel, detail), Maerten van Heemskerck, 1544. Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie
Closing in June

Renaissance Drawings from Germany and Switzerland, 1470–1600
Closes June 17
Drawings and watercolors from one of the high points in German art, including works by Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, and Hans Holbein the Younger. Learn more »

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Opening in July

Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line
Opens July 3
The first retrospective dedicated to the drawings of Gustav Klimt, one of the great innovators of modern art.

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Saturdays Off the 405: Allen Stone
Saturday, June 16, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

Performances and Films

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Our free outdoor music series continues in June with Allen Stone, whose contemporary soul blends catchy pop hooks, R&B beats, and folk. Check out Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, stroll the garden, and Instagram your friends at dusk (#nofilter needed!).

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Saturdays Off the 405 gets soul - June 16
Allen Stone, up-and-coming R&B remixer
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Dante's Inferno
Saturday, June 23, 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 24, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

Performances and Films

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Join us for a devilish weekend of films to celebrate the new manuscripts exhibition Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well: Images of Death in the Middle Ages. See two visually stunning silents with live musical accompaniment, and a contemporary reinterpretation starring hand-drawn puppets in a postapocalyptic urban universe. Free; a separate reservation is required for each film.

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Dante's inferno on screen - June 23 and 24
Still from Dante's Inferno (2007), screening June 23
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Erik Cosselmon: Contemporary Greek Flavors
Wednesday, June 6, noon | The Getty Villa

Celebrity Chef Series

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Our series featuring today's best chefs is back with a book signing, talk, and gourmet lunch featuring Erik Cosselmon, whose new book Kokkari: Contemporary Greek Flavors features a fresh, seasonal, and richly flavorful approach to Mediterranean cuisine.

– Book signing (free): 10:30 a.m.
– Lecture (free): noon
– Lunch ($75): 1:00–2:30 p.m.

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Stories and flavors of Greek cuisine - June 6
Erik Cosselmon
L E C T U R E S   &   C O N V E R S A T I O N S
Approaches to Conserving Modern Architecture in the USA
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

Lectures and Conferences

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In conjunction with the Getty Conservation Institute's new Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, four experts discuss new approaches to historic preservation that balance design and conversation principles in the rehabilitation of modern architecture. Free; reservations required.

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Modern architecture: how should we preserve it? - June 7
Masterpiece of modern architecture: Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1956
The Four-Legged Muse: Horses in Painting, 1500–1770
Sunday, June 10, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

Getty Museum paintings curator Anne Woollett considers how artists have been inspired by equine subjects to feats of artistic greatness: embodying intense emotion, rendering movement persuasively, and even capturing profound and intimate truths. Free; reservations recommended.

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Horses on canvas - June 10
The "Piebald" Horse (detail), Paulus Potter, about 1650–54
World Partnerships in Conservation
Thursday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa

Antiquities conservators at the Getty Villa present a behind-the-scenes look at the unique challenges and opportunities in treating masterpieces of ancient art on loan for special exhibitions, from monumental terracotta vases to a rare hoard of Roman silver vessels. Free; a ticket is required.

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Behind the scenes with antiquities conservators - June 14
Conservators Eduardo Sánchez and Susan Lansing Maish clean an ornamented cup from the Berthouville Treasure (Roman, 100 B.C.–A.D. 200, silver. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris)
Also in June

Three Brushstrokes: Recreating Roy Lichtenstein's Early Techniques for Painted Outdoor Sculpture
June 6

Flora and Fauna in Pompeii: Environmental Quality Across the Ages
June 9

Aphrodite's Scent and the Essence of Life
June 21

A Parade of Parisiennes: Convention and Experimentation in Manet's Portraits of Women
June 21

Writing a Roman "Whodunnit": An Evening with Lindsey Davis
June 27

F O R  F A M I L I E S
Family Festival
Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. | The Getty Center

Family Activities

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Delve into the world of celebrity, image, photography, and Los Angeles at this free daylong festival inspired by exhibitions Herb Ritts: L.A. Style and Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity. Design a magazine cover starring your fabulous self, learn how to strike a pose, and dance to the sounds of 20th-century L.A. Free; no reservations required.

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Stylish fun for families - June 9
Jump for joy with dance provocateur Ryan Heffington
Highlights at a Glance—June 2012
At the Getty Center this month

C O N T I N U I N G   T H I S   M O N T H
Herb Ritts: L.A. Style (through Aug. 26)

O P E N I N G   T H I S   M O N T H
Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece from Warsaw (June 5)

C L O S I N G   T H I S   M O N T H
Renaissance Drawings from Germany and Switzerland (June 17)

H O T   T I C K E T S
Conversation: Conserving Modern Architecture (June 7)
Talk: The Four-Legged Muse (June 10)
Music: Saturdays Off the 405 (June 16)
Film: Dante's Inferno (June 23 & 24)

At the Getty Villa this month

C O N T I N U I N G   T H I S   M O N T H
Aphrodite and the Gods of Love (through July 9)

H O T   T I C K E T S
Book Signing, Talk, and Lunch: Celebrity Chef Series (June 6)
Conversation: World Partnerships in Conservation (June 14)
Talk: A Roman Whodunnit (June 27)

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