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Poetry at the Getty This Spring

January 26, 2001

Los Angeles--Poetry events ranging from a presentation by United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky (1997-2000) on February 8, 2001 to readings by Los Angeles Chicana poets Gloria Alvarez, Consuelo Flores, and Linda Gamboa on March 24 will mark the spring season at the Getty Center. Additional readings continue into May. Complete program information follows.

All poetry events are free. Seating is general admission and performance reservations are honored up to 15 minutes before show time. Each caller may request up to four seats per reservation. The public should call 310-440-7300 for required seating reservations.

Poetry events provide the additional opportunity to explore the Getty's art galleries, Central Garden, restaurant and cafes, and spectacular hilltop views of the city and Pacific Ocean.

EVENTS

Thursday, February 8, 7 p.m.
The Care of an Art with Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky, U.S. Poet Laureate (1997-2000), poet, translator, essayist, and commentator for the Lehrer NewsHour, discusses curatorship and the care and preservation of the arts with a special focus on poetry. This presentation is part of the Getty's ongoing Artist Series, designed to explore the Museum's collection from the unique perspective of visual, literary, and performing artists. It opens with a screening of the video documentary My Favorite Poem Project (30 min.), which provides a curated snapshot of the American people through the lens of poetry and reflects the results of Pinsky's national poetry initiative.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Thursday, March 15, 8 p.m.
Christopher Merrill and Tomaz Salamun

Nationally acclaimed poets Christopher Merrill and Tomaz Salamun read original works. Presented by the Getty Research Institute in cooperation with the Poetry Society of America, Los Angeles.
Museum Lecture Hall

Saturday, March 24, 3 p.m.
Espiral: Passages and Exposures

Celebrated Los Angeles Chicana poets Gloria Alvarez, Consuelo Flores, and Linda Gamboashare their introspective work inspired by the Getty's permanent collection. Presented as part of the Artist Series.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Friday, April 27, 8 p.m.
Mark Doty, Richard Howard, Heather McHugh, and Carl Phillips

Poets Mark Doty, Richard Howard, Heather McHugh, and Carl Phillips read new poems reflecting upon the Getty Research Institute's current scholar year theme, "Reproductions and Originals."
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Thursday, May 10, 8 p.m.
Marylin Chin and Jeffrey McDaniel

Marylin Chin and Jeffrey McDaniel read original works. Presented by the Getty Research Institute in cooperation with the Poetry Society of America, Los Angeles.
Museum Lecture Hall

Note to editors: photo of Robert Pinsky available on request.

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