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November 2009

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In Focus: The Worker
November 3, 2009–March 21, 2010
The Getty Center
See a visual history of workers across nearly 150 years, from surgeons at the operating table in 1847 to oil-soaked firefighters battling the burning oil fields of Kuwait in 1991. More than 40 photographs capture workers from a variety of cultures and trades—Hopi weaver, Civil War gravedigger, Japanese rice farmer, Parisian streetwalker, and more.

This is the latest installment of the In Focus series, which offers a thematic look at the Museum's photographs collection.

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Photographs of workers, on view from November 3
Cuba, Milton Rogovin, 1989. © Milton Rogovin. Banner image: Cotton-Mill Worker, North Carolina (detail), Lewis Wickes Hine, 1908
Migrations of the Mind, on view from November 17 at the Research Institute

Opening in November
Five more exhibitions open this month at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa—including Migrations of the Mind: Manuscripts from the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection, which features extraordinary books on the history of science and ideas; The Medieval Scriptorium, which invites kids to explore what it was like to be a scribe in the Middle Ages; and Collector's Choice: J. Paul Getty and His Antiquities, which illuminates J. Paul Getty's collecting practice through seldom-seen works of art and personal memorabilia.

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Closing in November
Don't miss the final days of Out-of-Bounds: Images in the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts and Capturing Nature's Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscapes.

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Multimedia from the GCI

From the Getty Conservation Institute
Documenting Spiral Jetty
Take a virtual journey to Robert Smithson's pioneering earthwork Spiral Jetty through aerial photos, time-lapse video, and a 360-degree panorama.

A collaboration of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Dia Art Foundation has produced new documentation that can help the foundation preserve the earthwork over time.

Learn more and explore Spiral Jetty online.

See the sun rise over Spiral Jetty
Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson, 1970. Long-term installation in Rozel Point, Box Elder County, Utah. Photo: Eppich/Esmay/Tang © 2009 J. Paul Getty Trust © Collection Dia Art Foundation


Performances and Films

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Deep Listening: Pauline Oliveros and Stuart Dempster
Sunday, November 22, 3:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
In this radically different concert, experimental artists Pauline Oliveros and Stuart Dempster bring you the transformative experience of Deep Listening, which explores the differences between hearing and listening. Co-presented by the J. Paul Getty Museum and LA Phil as part of the West Coast: Left Coast series, a celebration of California's musical culture. Free; reservations required.

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Experience Deep Listening, November 22
Stuart Dempster (on trombone) and Pauline Oliveros (on accordion)


Performances and Films

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Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15
The Getty Villa
Celebrate Aristophanes, the father of comedy, with four films based on his bawdy antiwar satire Lysistrata:

Lysistrati: Nov. 14, 3:00 p.m.
A Miami Tail: Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m.
The Girls (Flickorna): Nov. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Operation Lysistrata: Nov. 15, 3:00 p.m.

The series is free; a separate ticket is required for each film.

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Lysistrata on film, November 14 and 15
Military wives get naughty in the '60s feminist classic The Girls.

Four Angry Young Men Film Series
Saturdays, November 14 and 21
The Getty Center
To complement our current exhibition of photographs by Irving Penn, we offer a look across the pond at four films of working-class male angst from the British New Wave:

Look Back in Anger: Nov. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m.
This Sporting Life: Nov. 21, 4:00 p.m.
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner: Nov. 21, 7:00 p.m.

The series is free; a separate reservation is required for each film.

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Angry young men on screen, November 14 and 21
A young Albert Finney takes on the class system in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Photo: Bryanston Films Ltd./Photofest © Bryanston Films Ltd.

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Lectures and Conferences

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The Poison King: Mithradates the Great
Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
The Getty Villa
Historian Adrienne Mayor tells the gripping tale of this colorful king of antiquity—scientific genius, cold-blooded poisoner, and Rome's deadliest enemy. Mayor draws on new scientific and archaeological discoveries to paint a vivid portrait of this fascinating figure. Free; a ticket is required.

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Adrienne Mayor on the king of poisons, November 4
Mithradates the Great (detail), silver tetradrachm, 86–85 B.C. Bibliothèque nationale de France

Curator Spotlight Series
Collecting for the Public: Ten Years of Paintings Acquisitions at the Getty Museum
Sunday, November 8, 3:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most spectacular recent additions to the Getty's paintings collection—from Titian to Gauguin, Rubens to Degas. Scott Schaefer, senior curator of paintings, reveals how and why they were chosen, and how they add to the collection as a whole. Free; reservations required.

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Scott Schaefer on great paintings, November 8
The Calydonian Boar Hunt (detail), Peter Paul Rubens, about 1611–12

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Family Activities

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Family Drawing Hour
Saturdays, November 7 and 21, 3:30 p.m.
The Getty Center
Enjoy making art as a family at Family Drawing Hour, our free art workshop held twice a month in the galleries. Take inspiration from the collection—and your own imagination—as you improvise with materials and designs and experiment with color. Free; sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the session.

Learn more and see all the complete fall and winter schedule.

Sketch as a family at Family Drawing Hour
Enjoy art making right in the galleries at Family Drawing Hour.

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Applications are being accepted through the end of December.

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Reservations are also available now for December events, including lectures on the tension between art and craft and the intricacies of authenticating Rembrandt's drawings.

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