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GETTY MUSEUM OFFERS PHOTOGRAPHY OF CUBA GALLERY COURSE

Picturing Cuba—Photography in Context

June 6, 2011

LOS ANGELES—This month, June 11 and 18, the Getty Museum offers a two-part gallery course, Picturing Cuba-Photography in Context, which explores in depth photography of Cuba at the Getty and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA). This course is related to the exhibition A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now, currently on view at the Getty Center.

Picturing Cuba-Photography in Context places the photographic legacy of the Cuban Revolution in perspective, framed by the allure of Cuba to foreign photographers and independent Cuban photography. Session I convenes at the Getty Center on June 11 to view A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now in the context of the 1930s through the 1970s. Session 2 convenes at the Museum of Latin American Art on June 18 to focus on photography in Cuba from the 1980s to the present.

Session 1 of Picturing Cuba-Photography in Context takes place on Saturday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Getty Research Institute Lecture Hall and galleries at the Getty Center and, Session 2, on Saturday, June 18, from 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA). Course fee is $35; $25 for students and MOLAA members. For reservations, visit www.getty.edu/museum/programs/courses/gallery.html or call (310) 440-7300.


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