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March 2007

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Tim Hawkinson's Überorgan
through September 9
The Getty Center

Event Calendar

Walk into a work of art this month as Tim Hawkinson's Überorgan, a massive construction of music-playing, bus-size balloons and horns, fills the Museum Entrance Hall. And see more contemporary art beginning March 6 in Zoopsia: New Works by Tim Hawkinson, an exhibition of playful and profound interpretations of the animal world.

Learn more about Überorgan.

Uberorgan / Hawkinson
Überorgan's massive balloons in the Museum Entrance Hall
Andrea Nasher Collection
© 2000 Tim Hawkinson


Sigmar Polke: Photographs, 1968–1972
through May 20
The Getty Center

Current Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

Koeln / Polke
Cologne (detail), Sigmar Polke, 1971
© Sigmar Polke

An ace of spades floating in a bathtub. Burnt matchsticks dangling from wall hooks. A miniature gnome on the streets of Düsseldorf. Sigmar Polke reinvents the still life for the Pop age in these early photographs, which blend the absurd and the poignant into tantalizing visual mysteries.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Made for Manufacture: Drawings for Sculpture and the Decorative Arts
through May 20
The Getty Center

Starting in the 1400s, artists flexed their creative muscles and increased their renown by designing decorative objects as diverse as stained glass, tableware, and jewelry. See sumptuous designs for luxury objects in this exhibition that reveals the primary place of drawing in the design process.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Drawing for a Wall Light / Prieur
Drawing for a Wall Light (detail, right) and Bronze Wall Light (detail, left), both attributed to Jean-Louis Prieur, about 1775
Also on View at the Getty Center

Closing This Month
Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai (through March 4)
Casting Nature: François-Thomas Germain's Machine d'Argent (through March 25)
French Manuscript Illumination of the Middle Ages (through April 15)
From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden (through April 29)
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered (through August 5)
Opening This Month
Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan, 1950–1970 (March 6–June 3)
Zoopsia: New Works by Tim Hawkinson (March 6–September 9)
A Place in the Sun: Photographs of Los Angeles by John Humble (March 27–July 8)
The Old Order and the New: P.H. Emerson and Photography 1885–1895 (March 27–July 8)

On View at the Getty Villa

Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (through April 23)
Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa; Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia (through April 30)

E V E N T   H I G H L I G H T S

L'Art Exchange: German Opera and Art (gallery course)
March 3, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Information, Tickets, and Reservations:
(310) 440-7300

Tetschen Altar / Friedrich
Cross in the Mountains (Tetschen Altar) (detail), Caspar David Friedrich, 1807–1808
Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Delve into the passion, lyricism, and spirituality of German Romantic music and art with a gallery course inspired by the exhibition From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden and LA Opera's new production of Wagner's Tannhäuser. The day includes performances, lectures, gallery tours, discussion, and a gourmet box lunch.

Course fee $60, students/seniors $30. Open to 140 participants. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up. 

Learn more and see the full schedule.

Gordon Getty Concert: Andreas Haefliger (performance)
March 8, 8:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Praised for his "spellbinding" and "revolutionary" performances, pianist Andreas Haefliger brings passion, lyricism, and effortless agility to this program of Beethoven and Schubert sonatas complementing the exhibition From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden.

Tickets $20, students/seniors $15. Call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

Learn more, hear a music sample, and see what else is coming up in the Gordon Getty concert series.

Andreas Haefliger
Hear why Andreas Haefliger is acclaimed as one of today's best young pianists
Art for the Ages: Raising Awareness of Prehistoric African Rock Art (Conservation Matters lecture)
March 15, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Fighting cats rock art
An enigmatic scene of fighting cats adorns a boulder in Libya
Photo: David Coulson

Carved into the boulders and caves of Africa is some of the world's oldest and most stunning human artistic expression—rock art. Learn who made these ancient markings, what they tell us about our common human past, and how you can help save them from development and vandalism.

Free; reservations required.

Learn more and make reservations.

Fridays Off the 405 (performance)
March 16, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Fridays Off the 405 is back! Kick off the weekend with a relaxing evening of gallery browsing and outdoor music. Ulysses headlines a program of progressive house music blending techno, live percussion, and pop melodies.

Free; no reservations required.

Learn more about this event.

Ulysses brings a fun, upbeat approach to melodic techno
Villa Theater Lab: The Birds (performance)
March 16 and 17, 8:00 p.m., and March 17 and 18, 3:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa
Culture Clash
Culture Clash blends the farcical with the political

Pollos locos take over the Getty Villa as Chicano/Latino performance troupe Culture Clash presents its satirical and hilarious take on Aristophanes' The Birds. Get ready for an uproarious comic extravaganza featuring social commentary, slapstick, and live music.

Free; tickets required. Tickets available beginning Thursday, February 22, at 9:00 a.m. Hurry—tickets go fast!

Learn more and get tickets.

F O R  F A M I L I E S

Family Festival
March 10, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

Tips for Families

Family Room at the Getty Center

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Thrill to tales of gods and gorgons, craft a mosaic or mask, and tap your toes to upbeat Tunisian and Italian folk music in this daylong celebration of Mediterranean culture complementing the exhibition Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa; Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia.

Free; tickets required. Tickets available beginning Thursday, February 22, at 9:00 a.m.

Learn more, get tickets, and see the full schedule.

Getty Villa family festival
Build your own mosaic at our Family Festival on March 10
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Event Calendar

Find more exhibitions, performances, and other events on our event calendar.

Catch new music this month—Friday Nights at the Getty presents Earlimart and a double bill of I See Hawks in L.A. and the Chapin Sisters, and Sounds of L.A. continues with the Louisiana Gulf Coast sound of Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys.

Enjoy free evening lectures at the Getty Villa: explore the continuing relevance of Greek tragedy, discover the achievements of ancient glassmakers, or hear about the intricacies of mosaics conservation.

Plus, learn about the contributions of West Coast artists to feminism and bring the kids to the newest installment of family storytelling.

Most events are FREE.

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