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Getty Center Takes Art to the Streets At AT&T Fiesta Broadway

March 31, 1999

Los Angeles, CA - Kids are invited to experience a taste of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in the Taller D’arte Getty Para Niños Getty Art Workshop, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., as part of the AT&T Fiesta Broadway on Sunday, April 25, 1999 in downtown Los Angeles at 3rd Street and Broadway.  The workshop is free and open to everyone.

This innovative art park for children and their parents will be a creative oasis where kids will enjoy hands-on art-making workshops.  Welcoming visitors to the art workshops will be the popular Ensor Giant Puppets by Michelle Berne and Celebration Arts.  These 12-foot puppets are colorful, unique and playful, and always draw the attention of kids and adults alike.  The puppet figures are inspired by James Ensor’s painting "Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1899," featured in the Museum’s collection.

At the workshop children will make a colorful frame for a postcard of a painting from the Getty Museum collection as a souvenir to take home.  Each participating child will also receive a coupon to visit the Getty Center with family and friends to enjoy a daily variety of programs and activities in English and Spanish.  These include guided gallery tours, storytelling, art workshops, game boxes, the orientation film, audio guides, and informational brochures.

"We want Fiesta attendees to see and learn all about the Getty Center so they can plan a visit with the whole family," says Diane Brigham, head of the J. Paul Getty Museum Education Department.  "We invite visitors to join us at our next Family Festival on Sunday, May 16th and continue to visit throughout the year."  The Museum’s Family Festival series features live performances, storytelling, and art-making activities.

The workshops are being produced by Community Arts Resources.

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About the Getty:

The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that features the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

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