Quarterly News Bulletin and Exhibition Schedule
- New Exhibitions Opening Fall 2001
- Continuing Exhibitions and Installations at the Getty Center
- Future Exhibitions through September 2002
- Performances, Readings, and Events
- Lectures, Conferences, and Symposia
News Around the Getty
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EXHIBITIONS AT THE GETTY CENTER
All exhibitions located in the J. Paul Getty Museum unless otherwise indicated.
New Exhibitions Opening Fall 2001
The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor
September 11-December 2, 2001
This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see more than 60 unbound pages of the Gladzor Gospels, a masterpiece of 14th-century Armenian illumination. It also introduces the manuscript's illuminators, and defines its place within Western European, Byzantine, and Islamic artistic traditions. The exhibition focuses on the special Armenian view of Christ's life expressed in the manuscript's miniatures. The manuscript is on loan from the Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA, to celebrate the 1,700th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Church. Press Release
Posing for Posterity: Portrait Drawings from the Collection
October 30, 2001-January 20, 2002
This exhibition showcases the breadth of the Museum's drawings collection with 30 portraits from throughout Europe spanning the Renaissance through the 19th century. The installation includes preparatory drawings for large-scale portraits, including Ingres' studies for Madame Moitessier, and features finished portrait drawings meant as independent works of art. Valued since the 16th century for their intimacy and portability, these portraits demonstrate the continuous challenge of and fascination with the presentation of the self, for both artist and subject.
Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen
November 13, 2001-February 3, 2002
Through nearly 400 objects from the 17th century to the present, Devices of Wonder explores our long and playful entanglement with the magical technologies and artful instruments that we have placed between our eyes and the world. Centuries before the advent of cyberspace, humans created a host of gadgets to enhance visual perception. Mirrors, microscopes, magic lanterns, automata, dioramas, panoramas, perspective theaters, and metamorphic toys have all expanded human perception at different times, amplifying reality into more vivid virtual events. Devices of Wonder draws from the collections of the Getty Research Institute, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and lenders worldwide to bring together several hundred of these beautiful and bizarre ancestors of our modern museums, cinema, cyborgs, fiber optics, and computers. Several works by contemporary artists such as Lucas Samaras, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Tiffany Holmes, and James Turrell resonate with the complex lineage of our seductive new technologies. This exhibition was organized by the Getty Research Institute. Press Release
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Optical Parables
November 13, 2001-February 17, 2002
Long considered one of the great masters of 20th-century photography, Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo (b. 1902) blends an acute social consciousness with a poetic and often enigmatically modern sensibility. His work came into its own during the 1930s, following the social and political turmoil of Mexico's 10-year Revolution. It contains both Surrealist undertones and a magical documentary reality. In the eight decades since the end of the Revolution, Alvarez Bravo has continued to make photographs that lend artistic and social insight to the complexities of modern Mexican culture. Selected from the Getty Museum's own holdings of rare photographs and from the collection of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, this exhibition traces Alvarez Bravo's evolution as an artist, from his early Pictorialist-inspired beginnings to his refined formalist style, and on to his later, emotion-driven imagery. This exhibition coincides with Alvarez Bravo's 100th birthday on February 4, 2002. Press Release
Continuing Exhibitions and Installations at the Getty Center
Work and Play: Everyday Life in Drawings, 1520-1820
July 31-October 14, 2001
From the Renaissance onward, artists were encouraged not only to depict the supernatural realms of the Bible and classical mythology, but also to use everyday life as a source of inspiration. This yielded a vast new fund of subjects, drawn primarily from the major forces governing the rhythm of human existence: work and leisure. This exhibition explores these themes in drawings from the Renaissance through the early 19th century, showing how artists cast an ever more intense look at the vibrancy of the surrounding world. Press Release
The American Tradition & Walker Evans: Photographs from the Getty Collection
July 10-October 28, 2001
The quest to visually identify the unique character of all things American began in the middle of the 19th century, not long after photography's invention. Seventy-five years later Walker Evans continued this tradition, by defining the subject so skillfully that many other photographers and artists were influenced by his work. Evans was not the first photographer to capture the particular, sometimes peculiar, nature of American culture. This exhibition illuminates how photographers working before and around Evans captured and defined quintessentially American subjects. In addition to 35 Evans photographs, this exhibition includes approximately 75 works ranging from photographers such as the Langenheim brothers of Philadelphia, Carleton Watkins of San Francisco, and Adam Clark Vroman of Pasadena to the classic photographers of the early 1900s including Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Hine, Paul Strand, and Dorothea Lange. Along with Evans, these photographers' images suggest a consistency in representing American visual culture and are the foundation for the American photographic tradition. Press Release
A Royal Menagerie: Porcelain Animals from Dresden
As part of an ongoing and mutually beneficial partnership between the Getty and the State Art Collections of Dresden, Germany, the Dresden Porcelain Collection is lending fourteen large Meissen porcelain animals that were executed between 1730 and 1735 for Frederick-Augustus I, Elector of Saxony, known as "Augustus the Strong" (1679-1733). The commission for these large porcelain sculptures was highly important for the young Meissen porcelain manufactory. The size of the figures presented great difficulties in making and firing the porcelain, and their mere completion in most cases was extraordinary. These were the creations of two men with remarkably distinct artistic personalities, the court sculptor Johann Gottlieb Kirchner and Johann Joachim Kaendler. Rarely has such a large group of these figures been loaned outside Germany.
Also on loan are three paintings from Dresden's New Master's Gallery (Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister) by German Romantic artists Ernst Ferdinand Oehme, Carl Gustav Caru and Caspar David Friedrich. These haunting landscapes join the Getty's own painting by Friedrich, A Walk at Dusk, and enrich the Museum's representation of the German Romantic spirit. The Friedrich is on view through May 13, 2001; the Oehme and Carus through January 2002.
Statue of an Emperor: A Conservation Partnership
This exhibition features the conservation of a statue of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, who ruled the Roman Empire from A.D. 161 to 180. The statue belongs to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, and the conservation was a collaboration between the Pergamon and the Getty Museum. Composed of approximately 40 fragments of four different types of marble, some original, others carved during different restoration campaigns of the 18th and 19th centuries, the statue was in danger of collapsing because the joints between the fragments had loosened over time. The conservators took the statue completely apart and reassembled it. Video segments show this process as it took place in the conservation laboratories of the Getty Museum. The exhibition highlights changes in restoration and conservation practices that have occurred between the 18th and 21st centuries. Press Release
Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection
Featuring works dating from 2500 B.C. to the 6th century A.D., this installation highlights Greek and Roman antiquities from the Museum's collection. Included are a 5th-century B.C. limestone-and-marble statue of a goddess believed to be Aphrodite; a rare, early Cycladic harpist dating to 2500 B.C; and the Lansdowne Herakles, which was one of J. Paul Getty's favorite works. The exhibition also features numerous works from the Fleischman collection acquired by the Museum in 1996, including a magnificent bronze cauldron with a grinning satyr and a spectacular ensemble of jewelry worn by a Greek woman more than 2,000 years ago.
Future Exhibitions through September 2002
Artful Reading in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
December 18, 2001-March 10, 2002
In the Middle Ages, as now, reading opened worlds of information, entertainment, and inspiration. The concept of books, the texts that were read, and the conditions for reading them, however, were vastly different. This exhibition turns to 15 Western European manuscripts from the Museum's collection that date from the 11th to the 16th century, as well as a papyrus roll, three early printed books, and a photograph by Walker Evans, to explore the importance of the written word, learning and literacy, and the practice of reading aloud before religious communities and princely courts. In addition to examining both the symbolism of books and reading in the Middle Ages, this exhibition charts the major technological changes that have influenced the way the written word has been communicated over time.
Naples and Vesuvius on the Grand Tour
December 21, 2001-March 24, 2002
At the Getty Research Institute Gallery
Naples and Vesuvius on the Grand Tour highlights Getty permanent collections along with two related exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum: Rome on the Grand Tour, which focuses on aristocratic travelers in 18th-century Rome, and Drawing Italy in the Age of the Grand Tour, which examines Italian landscape views. Naples and Vesuvius on the Grand Tour explores Naples as a tourist destination during the period that Sir William Hamilton served as British ambassador to Naples, 1764 to 1799. A passionate collector of art and antiquities, Hamilton was a knowledgeable guide and genteel host to visitors on the Grand Tour. For 18th-century travelers, Naples was a mythic place dominated by the powerful presence of Mount Vesuvius. The volcano and ruins made Naples a different exotic locale after visits to Rome, typically the main destination. Hamilton's writings and commissions to artists contributed to a group of innovative publications designed for travelers and collectors. He also commissioned prints and maps, and published illustrated volumes on vase collections and the volcanic landscape of Naples, all of which are housed in Getty collections. A number of rare books and prints on Naples, Herculaneum, and Pompeii will also be in the exhibition.
Rome on the Grand Tour
January 8-August 11, 2002
In the 18th century the Grand Tour--a journey across Northern Europe to Italy and the center of the classical past--formed an important way for eminent, young British travelers to acquire a canon of taste, noble ideas, and moral virtue. Featuring new acquisitions by the Getty Museum and Research Institute, Rome on the Grand Tour presents the Eternal City as a preeminent destination for the British aristocrat. Gathering together paintings, pastels, drawings, sculpture, artists' sketchbooks, antiquities, books, and prints, this exhibition captures the diversity of the Grand Tour experience and portrays the preparation, engagement, and memory intrinsic to the journey. Presenting both high art and cultural memorabilia, it includes printed materials that promoted and guided the journey, portraits, souvenir city views, and sculptural reproductions. It also features objects reflecting the serious study of antiques, which ultimately transcended the age of the Grand Tour and gave birth to Neoclassicism. Rome On The Grand Tour is presented as part of a suite of related exhibitions at the Museum and the Getty Research Institute Gallery respectively: Drawing Italy in the Age of the Grand Tour, which examines Italian landscape views, and Naples and Vesuvius on the Grand Tour, which explores Naples as a tourist destination during the period that Sir William Hamilton served as British ambassador to Naples.
Drawing Italy in the Age of the Grand Tour
February 5-May 12, 2002
The veduta, or expansive view, reached its peak as a genre in Italy during the age of the Grand Tour. Throughout the 1700s, travelers flocked to the Italian provinces in search of inspiration, enlightenment, discovery, and adventure. They encouraged the production of portable visual records of the country in the form of drawn or painted landscapes and cityscapes. Ancestors of the modern-day postcard, vedute, topographical in conception, were also vehicles for the artist's creative and illusionistic vision of nature and architecture. This exhibition encompasses a range of images by the most sought-after view painters, or vedutisti: from a Venetian back street by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, and a theatrical performance by Francesco Guardi, to an imaginary antique port by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The Italian provinces are also witnessed here through the eyes of foreign artists such as Jean Honoré Fragonard and Claude-Joseph Vernet. Like grand tourists themselves, they traversed the routes of Italy's rich and diverse lands. Drawing Italy in the Age of the Grand Tour is presented as part of a suite of related exhibitions at the Museum and the Getty Research Institute Gallery respectively: Rome on the Grand Tour, which focuses on aristocratic travelers in 18th-century Rome, and Naples and Vesuvius on the Grand Tour, which explores Naples as a tourist destination during the period that Sir William Hamilton served as British ambassador to Naples.
March 5-June 23, 2002
By the 1830s, the railroad lines were spreading throughout Britain, Europe, and North America. This revolutionary mode of transportation was soon followed by the discovery, in 1839, of photography, a revolutionary way to make pictures. Through the talents and desires of key individuals, photography and the railroads together embarked on a journey that would span the world's continents. From the beginning, art and industry seemed bound together and into the 20th century railroads remained a popular subject for photographers. From Édouard Baldus' images of the new French lines in the 1850s to O. Winston Link's nighttime views of the last steam-powered trains in 1950s America, the exhibition will explore the relationship of photography and railroads through a diverse and engaging selection of photographs.
The Sacred Spaces of Pieter Saenredam
April 16-July 7, 2002
Pieter Saenredam (1597-1665) was one of the magical painters of 17th-century Holland, a time known as the "Golden Age" of Dutch Art. He spent his career immortalizing the churches of Holland in drawings and paintings. Working through a series of perspective drawings to the finished painting, he made innumerable fine adjustments to architectural details to create what may be justly called spaces of wondrous perfection of proportion and luminosity. The Getty hosts the only American venue of the most comprehensive exhibition of Saenredam's work of the past 40 years. It brings together more than 40 preparatory drawings and a collection of paintings depicting the beautiful and historically venerable churches of the ancient Dutch city of Utrecht. This exhibition was originally created by the Centraal Museum, Utrecht.
Framing the World (working title)
April 16-July 7, 2002
At the Getty Research Institute Gallery
Through illustrated treatises, drawings, and prints from the collections of the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Framing the World explores perspectival illusionism in its fascinating complexity over a period of four centuries. Perspective is usually associated with a single technique developed during the Italian Renaissance for the representation of architectural space on a two-dimensional surface. The exhibition confronts this enduring misconception by offering an extraordinary range of perspective theories and of rendering techniques used by Leon Battista Alberti, Albrecht Dürer, Sebastiano Serlio, Canaletto, and others, including Elie-Honoré Montagny, a pupil of Jacques-Louis David. Framing the World relates directly to the Getty Research Institute's 2001-2002 Scholar Year theme, Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience, Judgment; and it coincides with an exhibition at the Museum on the work of 17th-century Dutch painter Pieter Saenredam, whose depictions of church interiors reflect his era's interest in perspective as a tool for artistic description.
Dutch Drawings of the Golden Age (working title)
May 28-August 25, 2002
During the 1600s, the art of drawing flourished in Holland as never before. Artists from Rembrandt to Jacob van Ruisdael and Jan van Goyen turned perceptive eyes to the pageant of Dutch life during the country's so-called "Golden Age." Country fairs, winter sports on frozen canals, landscapes, flora and fauna--virtually every aspect of life was recorded in pen or chalk. This installation celebrates the great age of Dutch drawing through examples chosen from the Getty's permanent collection. A number of new acquisitions will also be highlighted.
Gustave Le Gray (working title)
July 9-September 29, 2002
Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884) is widely acknowledged as the most important French photographer of the 19th century because of his technical innovations in the medium, his role as the teacher of other noted photographers, and the extraordinary imagination he brought to picture-making. The scope of his subject material ranged from early architectural studies of French Romanesque architecture to portraiture of the imperial family, from landscapes closely related to the work of the Barbizon school of painters to the stunning seascapes and cloud studies that made him famous. As well as photographing French troops on summer field maneuvers and making views of the city of Paris, he created images of the monuments of Egypt, where he spent the last 24 years of his colorful life. This exhibition, which will cover the full range of his work, was selected from an exhaustive survey of his work created by and to be shown at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris in the spring of 2002.
The Medieval Bestseller: Illuminated Books of Hours (working title)
July 23-October 13, 2002
Manuscript books of hours, private devotional books containing prayers addressed to the Virgin Mary, were the "bestsellers" of the late Middle Ages, and their pages were illuminated by some of the most accomplished artists of the age. This exhibition explores the illuminated book of hours and its precursors through 22 manuscripts from France, Italy, Flanders, and Holland dating from the 12th to the 16th centuries, all drawn from the Museum's permanent collection. Among the artists represented are Jean Fouquet, Jean Bourichen, and Taddeo Crivelli.
Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of a River
August 17-September 29, 2002
At the Getty Research Institute Gallery
In The Danube Exodus, Hungarian artist Péter Forgács combines his own film-based work with materials from the collections of the Getty Research Institute to create a multimedia interactive installation that inserts visitors within a stream of historical moments and personal memories. The exhibition incorporates the amateur film footage of Captain Nándor Andrásovits, who ferried Eastern European Jewish refugees along the Danube River from Slovakia to the Black Sea (and eventually Palestine) in 1939. This narrative is paralleled by a "reverse" exodus that took place one year later, when Bessarabian Germans fled to the Third Reich because of the Soviet annexation of Bessarabia. Through sound, moving images, large-scale projections, touch-screen maps, and archival materials that include postcards, photo albums, and a three-volume illustrated survey of the Danube published in 1726, visitors to the exhibition will be immersed in stories of displacement narrated from a range of perspectives. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Labyrinth Research Initiative on Interactive Narrative at the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication, with additional support from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Greuze the Draftsman
September 10-December 1, 2002
Dedicated exclusively to the drawings of Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), this exhibition demonstrates his undisputed status as one of France's greatest draftsmen and presents drawings in all media that explore a range of subjects. The exhibition highlights two of Greuze's favorite subjects: human expression and the drama of family life. The Museum's Head of an Old Man and The Father's Curse: The Ungrateful Son are joined by 68 other Greuze drawings borrowed from both U.S. and European collections, including 10 drawings from the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, that were purchased directly from the artist in 1769. Co-organized by The Frick Collection and the J. Paul Getty Museum, this exhibition comes to Los Angeles after first being shown at The Frick Collection, New York, May 14-August 4, 2002.
Greuze the Painter: Los Angeles Works in Context
September 10-December 1, 2002
Complementing Greuze the Draftsman, the exhibition Greuze the Painter gathers all the paintings by Greuze in Los Angeles museum collections, and presents them with national and international loans. The works on view span Greuze's career and illustrate main developments in his approach to painting. Highlights of the exhibition include: Greuze's genre subjects such as the Huntington Art Collection's delightful Knitter Asleep and its pendant, the Young Schoolboy Asleep (Musée Fabre); dramatic oil sketches like the Getty Museum's Cimon and Pero (Roman Charity) and the study of the Head of a Woman (Metropolitan Museum of Art); and the flamboyant Portrait of a Lady in Turkish Fancy Dress from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Visitors to Greuze the Draftsman are invited to conclude their exploration by visiting the concurrent exhibition Greuze the Painter.
18th-century French Drawings (working title)
September 10-December 1, 2002
The 18th century was France's golden age of draftsmanship, with more artists achieving great technical ability in drawing than at any other time. This exhibition of about 30 drawings complements the loan exhibition Greuze the Draftsman by presenting a survey of 18th-century French drawings from the Museum's collection. In addition to featuring drawings by some of the century's greatest painters such as François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard, the exhibition introduces drawings by some of the petit maîtres--18th-century French artists who concentrated on drawing rather than painting. The installation surveys the entire century that opened with the Rococo fêtes galantes of Antoine Watteau and closed with the dramatic Neoclassical subjects of Jacques-Louis David.
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PERFORMANCES, READINGS, AND EVENTS
Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. Advance reservations for parking and seating are required; call 310-440-7300 (notice of cancellation is appreciated). Seating is general admission and reservations for free events are honored until 15 minutes before the performance time. Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the program. Parking at the Getty Center is $5.
New Evening Hours
Beginning Tuesday, September 4, the Getty Center will be open Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Mondays and major holidays.
Gordon Getty Concerts - This series features music complementing current Museum exhibitions.
Armenia Unbound: A Musical Journey - Vocalists Gagik Badalian and Sako join the 15-piece Garni Folk Ensemble and Winds of Passion Duduk Quintet in an evening featuring traditional and contemporary interpretations of Armenian folk music in conjunction with The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor exhibition. Produced in collaboration with Armenian Arts, artistic director, Stepan Partamian. Tickets ($15; Seniors/students $12) are available at the Museum Information Desk or by calling (310) 440-7300.
Saturday, September 22, 8 p.m.
Sharagank yev Daghk: Sacred Hymns and Arias of the Armenian Renaissance (10th-13th Centuries) - A concert of Armenian sacred music with celebrated musician Djivan Gasparyan, a 20-voice female choir, and a gifted ensemble of local folk and classical musicians. Produced in collaboration with Lucina Agbabian Hubbard. Tickets ($20; Seniors/students $15) are available at the Museum Information Desk or by calling (310) 440-7300.
Saturday, November 3, 8 p.m.
Friday Nights at the Getty - This free series of insight and imagination features eclectic Los Angeles artists. The Museum's galleries are open on Fridays until 9 p.m. Limit of four seats per reservation.
John Santos and Omar Sosa Trio - This dynamic trio creates Afro-Latin music of great virtuosity and innovation, drawing on a world of traditions--from Afro-Cuban folklore and straight-ahead jazz, to hip-hop and new music. Produced by Community Arts Resources.
Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Savoy Family Cajun Band - Ann and Marc Savoy and their sons play honed-down, hard-core Cajun music, peppered with humorous anecdotes about life on the Louisiana prairies. Produced by Community Arts Resources.
Friday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.
One Thousand Years of Popular Music with Richard Thompson, Part II - Legendary singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Richard Thompson returns to the Getty. Produced by Community Arts Resources.
Friday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Loudon Wainwright III - Hailed as one of the great lyricists of our time, singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III performs songs from his recent CD release Last Man on Earth.
Friday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.
David Roussève's The Ten Year Chat - Choreographer David Roussève celebrates a decade of his work with this L.A. premiere. In a range of solos, he fuses early, recent, and new work that explores issues of race, gender, and AIDS.
Friday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening of Diversions
Inspired by the Devices of Wonder exhibition, this evening includes an array of activities designed to transport participants back 100 years to a time of bewildering possibilities and phenomenal technological advancements. Produced by Community Arts Resources. No reservations required.
Saturday, November 17, 6-9 p.m., Museum (various locations)
Poetry Reading - Acclaimed poets Carol Muske Dukes and Stan Rice read original works. Presented by the Getty Research Institute in cooperation with the Poetry Society of America, Los Angeles.
Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
GALLERY TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Point-of-View Gallery Talks - Limited to 25 people per talk; sign up at the Information Desk in the Museum Entrance Hall beginning at 4:30 p.m. Talks take place at 6 and 7:30 p.m. in the Museum galleries.
Ceramicist Cindy Kolodziejski discusses the exhibition A Royal Menagerie: Porcelain Animals from Dresden.
Friday, September 7
Artist Edgar Arceneaux talks about the exhibition Work and Play: Everyday Life in Drawings, 1520-1820.
Friday, September 21
Artist and writer Vahe Berberian discusses the influences of Armenian manuscripts on his work in conjunction with the exhibition The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor.
Friday, October 19
Aaron Smith, a figure painter whose work is strongly influenced by Italian Baroque paintings, speaks on the exhibition Posing for Posterity: Portrait Drawings from the Collection.
Friday, November 9
Sculptor Robert Cunningham demonstrates terra-cotta sculpture techniques in the West Pavilion Art Information Room. Drop-in visitors are welcome anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29; October 6, 13, and 20
Artist Aaron Smith demonstrates the art of portraiture in the East Pavilion Art Information Room. Drop-in visitors are welcome anytime between 1 and 3 p.m.
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, and Sundays, November 4, 11, 18, and 25
Lunch and Book Signing with Colman Andrews - Getty chefs Terri Buzzard and Helene Kennan prepare a special three-course lunch featuring recipes from the newly released Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian, which offers a passionate appreciation of a fascinating cuisine. Andrews is editor-in-chief of Saveur Magazine and one of the country's most distinguished food writers, whose vigorous curiosity, refined taste, and sense of adventure have intrigued readers for over two decades. Lunch is $35, or $50 paired with wines. Limited seating; for reservations call 310-440-7300.
Thursday, October 18, 10:30 a.m. (book signing) and 11:30 a.m. (lunch)
Restaurant at the Getty Center
Art Matters Dinner - The Restaurant at the Getty Center is offering a special three-course prix-fixe dinner prior to the Art Matters conversation with artist Alexis Smith. Smith's art installation for the Restaurant at the Getty Center is a witty meditation on "taste" and its multiple meanings. Dinner is $45, or $60 paired with wines. Limited seating; for reservations call 310-440-7300.
Thursday, October 18, Seating to begin at 5 p.m.
Restaurant at the Getty Center
Lunch and Book Signing with Anne Willan - Getty chefs Terri Buzzard and Helene Kennan prepare a special three-course lunch featuring recipes from Cooking with Wine by Anne Willan, president of the renowned cooking school La Varenne. Lunch is $35, or $50 paired with wines. Limited seating; for reservations call 310-440-7300.
Wednesday, November 7, 10:30 a.m. (book signing) and 11:30 a.m. (lunch)
Restaurant at the Getty Center
Dinner and Book Signing with Patric Kuh - Getty chef Terri Buzzard prepares a five-course menu based on The Last Days of Haute Cuisine: America's Culinary Revolution by Patric Kuh, restaurant critic for Los Angeles magazine. Each course begins with a brief reading from this humorous and passionate book. Dinner is $85, or $125 paired with wines. Limited seating; for reservations call 310-440-7300.
Saturday, November 17, 5 p.m. (book signing) and 6 p.m. (dinner)
Restaurant at the Getty Center
Artful Sundays - Families are invited to pick up a handout before visiting the galleries, and attend this drop-in workshop for some inspiration and artistic fun.
Every Sunday in September, 12-4 p.m., Family Room Patio
Storytelling - Lively presentations of myths and legends related to the collections.
No reservations needed. Participants meet in front of the Museum's Family Room.
Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.
Spanish (if requested):
September 1, 15, 29
October 13, 27
November 10, 24
Sign-language interpretation (accompanying storytelling in English):
Sundays September 9, 23
October 7, 21
November 4, 18
Art Adventures for Families - This one-hour gallery talk for
children and adults to enjoy together includes an introduction to
the Family Room and a fun, activity-filled visit to the galleries.
Every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Information Desk in the Museum Entrance Hall.
Getty Family Festival - The Getty Museum hosts a day of celebration with performances by local dance and musical groups, storytelling, art-making workshops, and gallery activities related to The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor. Produced by Community Arts Resources.
Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Families visiting the Getty Center can enjoy a variety of regularly scheduled activities, audioguide tours, and the Family Room, which features "Picture Yourself," a playful view of portraits with game boxes and art kits to use in the galleries, picture books, computers, and other resources to make the most of their visit with children. Most family activities are offered in English and Spanish.
ADULT COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
Figuring Sculpture - Join artists and instructors Peter Zokosky and Elliott Kai-Kee for this two-part, introductory studio course and gallery tour. Participants explore clay figure sculpting from a nude model with an emphasis on anatomy, structure, and sculpting techniques. Materials fee $35. Limited to 25 participants; call 310/440-7300 to register.
Tuesdays, September 4 and 11, 1-5 p.m., Museum Studios
Community Collaboration Workshop - Offers community organization leaders an orientation to the Museum and teaches how to design and lead a tour that meets their group's needs. Open to nonprofit groups only. Advance registration required; call 310-440-7300.
Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Museum Studios
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CONFERENCES, AND SYMPOSIA
Unless otherwise noted, these events are open to the public and take place in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. Advance reservations for parking and seating are required; call 310-440-7300 (notice of cancellation is appreciated). The following events are free; parking at the Getty Center is $5.
Art in Focus Series
Nicolas Poussin's Landscape with a Calm for Jean Pointel - Denise Allen, associate curator, department of paintings, J. Paul Getty Museum, explores how Poussin's and his patron Jean Pointel's shared interests in the newest developments in art and science resulted in the genesis of the magisterial Landscape with a Calm, Poussin's only pure landscape painting.
Sunday, September 23, 4 p.m.
Contemplating a Recent Acquisition: El Greco's Christ on the Cross - Dawson Carr, associate curator, department of paintings, J. Paul Getty Museum, considers the reasons for the popularity of El Greco's frequent depictions of Christ dying on the cross as well as their mass production by the artist, his workshop, and his followers. The lecture will also examine why the Getty Museum bought a previously unrecorded version of El Greco's Christ on the Cross in July 2000.
Sunday, October 21, 4 p.m.
Iconographic Programs in Armenian Gospel Books, 13th -14th Centuries
- Ioanna Rapti, chargée de conférences, Centre d'Histoire et
Civilisation de Byzance, lectures in conjunction with The Armenian
Gospels of Gladzor exhibition.
Sunday, October 14, 4 p.m.
A Source for the Gladzor Gospels - Lecture by Helen C. Evans, curator, department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sunday, October 28, 4 p.m.
Victory at Actium: New Discoveries at the Monument of Augustus at Nikopolis, Greece - Dr. Konstantinos Zachos, ephor of antiquities, Greek Ministry of Culture, discusses recent excavations that have brought to light a clearer plan of the architecture of the monument, and uncovered some of the greatest sculptural historical reliefs of the Roman period.
Wednesday, November 7, 4 p.m.
The Gospel as Rose Window - Jack Miles, senior advisor to the president, J. Paul Getty Trust, and the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of God: A Biography, lectures on his new book, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, showing how the art of the Gospel resembles that of the medieval rose window.
Sunday, November 11, 4 p.m.
Intensified Reality: Visual Devices and the Remaking of Worlds - Barbara Maria Stafford, William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor, department of art history, University of Chicago, and co-curator of the Devices of Wonder exhibition, explores the visual history of technological efficiency and its links with magic and illusion, visions of transformation, and alternative realms. By examining optical devices of the pre-industrial and industrial ages, she traces the continuity between earlier and emergent media.
Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m.
Alvarez Bravo's Metropolis - Roberto Tejada, independent art critic and co-curator of the exhibition Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Optical Parables, examines the relationship between the evolving material culture of modern life in Mexico City and the visual challenges the metropolis has posed to image makers, from Alvarez Bravo to present-day photographers and filmmakers.
Sunday, November 18, at 4 p.m.
Getty Research Institure Lectures
Art Matters Series - Organized by the Getty Research Institute, Art Matters is a series of conversations with artists and other art professionals about the changing contemporary arts landscape. Past participants have included Judy Chicago, Billy Al Bengston, and Irving Blum.
Artist Alexis Smith in conversation with L.A. Times contributor and Getty Visiting Lecturer Barbara Isenberg. Alexis Smith is noted for her conceptual art, collages, assemblages, and such larger pieces as her mixed-media installation in the Getty Center Restaurant, and the gigantic, multicolored, handmade carpet she created for SITE Santa Fe's fourth international biennial exhibition.
Thursday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
Getty Conservation Institute Lectures
Issues in Conservation: Los Angeles - This series of public lectures, presented by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Los Angeles Conservancy, examines conservation issues in Los Angeles.
Reclaiming and Revitalizing Los Angeles - Architect Brenda Levin discusses preservation, renovation, and adaptive re-use of historic architecture in Los Angeles, focusing on the ideas and processes that shaped many of Levin & Associates Architects' projects, including the recently completed renovation of Los Angeles City Hall.
Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m.
The Persistence of Memory: The Preservation of Places with Difficult Pasts - Gabi Dolff-Bonekmper, conservator, the Landesdenkmalamt Berlin; independent filmmaker Felicia Lowe; and Conover Hunt, principal, Museum Consultations, join moderator Ken Bernstein, director of preservation issues, Los Angeles Conservancy, for a panel discussion exploring issues surrounding the preservation of buildings associated with painful memories, such as the Ambassador Hotel.
Thursday, November 1, 7 p.m.
GETTY MUSEUM SPANISH-LANGUAGE RESOURCES
The Museum offers a wide variety of services and programs in Spanish including gallery talks, audioguide recorded tours, architecture tours, storytelling and the Family Room resources. For further information, call 310-440-7300.
NEWS AROUND THE GETTY
Collaboration with Dresden restores masterpiece
The paintings conservation department recently hosted Christoph Schölzel, a guest conservator from the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden, who studied and restored Andrea Mantegna's Holy Family. Painted around 1485, the Holy Family is not only considered to be one of Mantegna's masterpieces, but is also one of the highlights of the exceptional collections in Dresden. Having the painting in Los Angeles also provided the opportunity for scientists at the Getty Conservation Institute to carry out analytical work on the techniques Mantegna used in this painting. The picture is scheduled to go on public view in the galleries at the Getty in late October before its eventual return to Dresden in early 2002.
Equipment acquisition announced for the Library and Conservation Resource Centre of Trinity College, University of Dublin
A Getty grant in the amount of IR£184,000 (approximately $200,000 US dollars) will support the acquisition of specialized processing and investigative equipment for the Trinity College Library, the largest and oldest library in Ireland and the home of the Book of Kells. The equipment will enhance the library's manuscript conservation capabilities and will enable the College to apply state-of-the-art approaches to traditional and modern media and extend training opportunities to professionals involved in the conservation of books and manuscripts. The first priorities identified by the Library, and which depend on the provision of the equipment for safe and effective treatment, include the analysis of 67 volumes of the Roman Inquisition, and the detailed examination of the Book of Kells.
Funds to support management plan for ancient site of Pi'ilanihale Heiau, Hawaii
Getty Grant Program funds of $146,000 have been awarded to support the development of a comprehensive site management plan for Pi'ilanihale Heiau, an ancient religious structure located within the National Tropical Botanical Garden near Hana on the island of Maui. Constructed of lava rock in the early 13th century, it stands over 40 feet high and covers almost 52,000 square feet. The project--which received an initial planning grant in 2000--is designed to ensure the long-term protection of this National Historic Landmark by building on recent scholarly research and stabilization efforts. It engages the native Hawaiian community as well as conservators, archaeologists, botanists, and specialists in site management and will produce a comprehensive analysis of the site's current and future needs, ranging from research and conservation to access and visitor services. The grant is part of a new Getty funding initiative to develop effective site management at major archaeological sites.
Experts to meet in Copán, Honduras
In September, the Getty Conservation Institute will participate in an experts' meeting organized by the Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia (IHAH) and UNESCO to discuss conservation projects currently in progress at the archeological site of Copán, Honduras, including the overall management plan for the site. Through its Maya Initiative project, the Getty Conservation Institute has been involved since 1998 in developing a conservation plan for the Hieroglyphic Stairway at Copán. The Getty Conservation Institute will present an overview of the work it has carried out to date at the site, including photographic recording, condition survey, scientific analysis of stone material and installation of an environmental monitoring station, as well as an overview of the forthcoming condition assessment.
Field campaign organized for Joya de Cerén, El Salvador
The preparation of the management plan for the site of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador, a component of the multinational Maya Initiative project, continues with a three-week field campaign in Joya de Cerén in August and September by the Getty Conservation Institute. The Conservation Institute, in collaboration with its project partner, the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte (CONCULTURA), will participate in meetings with representatives from the local community and municipality to discuss projects related to the site's conservation and recommendations for activities within the protective buffer zone around the site. The management team will be involved in a final discussion of the project profiles (components of the management plan) and in the finalization of the overall document.
Conservation of wall paintings campaign at Mogao grottoes
The conservation of wall paintings at the Mogao Grottoes near the ancient town of Dunhuang in northwestern China, a collaboration of the Getty Conservation Institute with the Dunhuang Academy under the State Administration for Cultural Heritage in China, will continue during a five-week field campaign in the fall 2001. Further intervention in the wall paintings of Cave 85 (9th-century Tang dynasty Buddhist wall paintings) will include evaluation of field tests implemented in the spring 2001, and the investigation of technology and design options for non-harmful lighting in the Mogao caves. After completion of the campaign in October, Getty Conservation Institute staff will present papers on the project at the Xian Wall Paintings Conference.
China Principles project to produce master plan at Mogao grottoes
Team members from the Getty Conservation Institute, the State Administration for Cultural Heritage in China and the Australian Heritage Commission will follow up on a previous workshop to apply the China Principles (national guidelines for conservation and management of cultural heritage sites in China) at the Mogao Grottoes near Dunhuang. This campaign will produce a final master plan for the site, developing a strategy for understanding and addressing visitor management and carrying capacity, as well as other issues related to the presentation of the site. Team members will initiate a Principles application workshop at Chengde, the Qing dynasty imperial summer resort north of Beijing.
Mosaics conservation training in Tunisia to hold final session
As part of its international Mosaics In-Situ project, the Conservation Institute is working with the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP) in Tunisia to implement practical training in the care and maintenance of in situ archaeological mosaics. The goal is to develop a group of INP technicians who can respond to the maintenance and stabilization needs of archaeological mosaics in Tunisia. After two training sessions held earlier this year, the nine Tunisian trainees meet again in October for a final session. Topics to be covered include coverings, reburial, and shelters; visitor management; maintenance systems; and storage of detached mosaics. Training takes place at the site of Utica, near Tunis.
Conservation Guest Scholar program to begin second year
The Getty Conservation Institute welcomes its second group of Conservation Guest Scholars beginning in September 2001. Through the year, seven senior scholars in conservation and related fields will utilize the resources and facilities of the Getty Center to pursue independent work in a wide variety of areas of general interest to the field. Applications for the 2002-2003 scholar program are available on www.getty.edu; the submission deadline is November 1, 2001.
Postgraduate Conservation Internship grants awarded
The Getty Grant Program recently awarded nearly $400,000 to the Library of Congress, The Field Museum of National History, the Cornell University Library, and the Intermuseum Conservation Association. Now in its 11th year, the Postgraduate Conservation Internship program is designed to support the professional development of conservators by providing them with opportunities to receive hands-on experience in the field and in their area of specialization. The current grants enable 16 interns to focus on honing their expertise in paintings, paper, and anthropological and ethnographic conservation.
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Getty Grant Program awards Collaborative Research Grants
Collaborative Research Grants totaling over $1.4 million will allow seven teams of scholars from around the world to conduct interdisciplinary research projects on a range of subjects. For example, a group of researchers from the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Cameroon, and France will investigate "Bamum Art Worlds: Integration and Innovation in the Grasslands of Cameroon from 1700 to the Present," a project that will examine the development of the strikingly original art and architecture of the independent Bamum kingdom using the rich collections and archives in Cameroon and abroad. Another team will explore the work of the important French Renaissance architect Du Cerceau in preparation for an exhibition in Paris at the new "City of Architecture." The latter represents the Grant Program's continuing support for the research and planning of scholarly exhibitions.
Getty Research Institute announces 2001-2002 Getty Scholars
The Getty Research Institute has announced the selection of the Getty Scholars who will be in residence at the Getty Center beginning in September 2001. Every year the Research Institute invites scholars and artists to participate in its residential Scholar Year, during which they access Research Institute collections to work on projects related to a theme central to the concerns of art history. The 2001-2002 Scholar Year theme is "Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience, Judgment." Through extensive public programs that include exhibitions, lectures, films, and conferences, this year's focus on frames of viewing will connect the arts with the cognitive sciences, history, anthropology, philosophy, film, and media studies. The theme of the 2002-2003 Scholar Year is "Biography." Applications are due November 1, 2001. Application forms are available online at www.getty.edu/grants/funding/research/scholars/residential, or by calling 310-440-7374.
Second round of Curatorial Research Fellowships awarded
The Getty Grant Program recently awarded eight Curatorial Research Fellowships totaling more than $100,000. Now in its second year, the program is designed to support the professional scholarly development of curators by providing them with time off from regular museum duties to undertake short-term research or study projects. Grantees from five American and three European institutions will pursue subjects ranging from Egyptian textiles to the photography of Gary Winogrand.
University of Oregon receives grant for conference on historic preservation
A $250,000 grant was recently awarded to the University of Oregon in support of a three-day national conference to be held in the spring of 2002 on the topic of historic preservation on college and university campuses. The conference will seek to convene a diverse mix of interested parties representing universities, historic preservation specialists/organizations, and local communities to address the complex issues surrounding historic campus preservation. Key topics will include master planning, town/gown relations, and approaches to preservation, with the ultimate goal of encouraging campuses to include historic preservation in their planning processes.
Mies in Berlin exhibition opens to critical acclaim
In June, the groundbreaking Mies in Berlin exhibition opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A 1998 Getty grant of $179,000 supported the research phase of this innovative collaboration between museum and university scholars. The first in-depth look at the early career of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the exhibition moves beyond an approach that frames Mies's work only in relation to the subsequent development of the International Style in architecture to examine his early German career. The exhibition will travel to the Altes Museum in Berlin (December 14, 2001 to March 10, 2002), the Fundacio la Caixa in Barcelona (July 30 to September 29, 2002), and other venues to be announced.
Getty grant supports major collaborative exhibition of Los Angeles libraries' collections
The World from Here: Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles, a unique collaboration of nearly 30 Los Angeles area libraries is being supported by a $78,000 grant from the Getty Grant Program. The libraries, including the Getty Research Institute Research Library, are joining together to display highlights of their collections at the UCLA Hammer Museum from October 17, 2001 through January 13, 2002. Because of the extraordinary depth of library special collections in Los Angeles, the Getty granted an initial $20,000 planning grant to the exhibition organizers in 1999, which enabled the curatorial team to leverage over $850,000 in additional funds needed to support the entire project. The grant from the Getty represents the final financing required to carry out the exhibition.
Deadline announced for 2002-2003 Getty Research Grants
In addition to Collaborative Research Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Curatorial Research Fellowships, the Getty offers a variety of other residential and nonresidential research grants. The application deadline for the 2002-2003 grant cycle is November 1, 2001. Application forms are available online at www.getty.edu/grants/funding/research/scholars, or by calling 310-440-7374.
Museum Management Institute announces application cycle
The application process for the 2002 Museum Management Institute opens on September 4, when information and application forms will be available by mail as well as online at www.getty.edu/about/leader. The process closes on December 3. The Museum Management Institute is an intensive three-week executive development program emphasizing strategic thinking and planning, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and team building; it is the flagship program of the Getty Leadership Institute. This year marked the 22nd class of the Museum Management Institute; the program has over 800 alumni from across the U.S. and from over 20 countries.
GETTY IN PRINT
Publications can be ordered through the Getty Publications online catalog at www.getty.edu or by calling 800-223-3431. For review copies, contact Getty Publications at 310-440-6795 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following publications are new this fall:
The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor
The Life of Christ Illuminated
Thomas F. Mathews and Alice Taylor
Examines the historical and social contexts of this masterpiece of Armenian illumination, and explores the distinctly Armenian view of the life of Christ expressed in its miniatures, with 60 color reproductions. J. Paul Getty Museum, $39.95 hardcover, $24.95 paperback
The Bible in the Armenian Tradition
A concise historical account of the development of the Bible in Armenia and the illustrative traditions that are represented in surviving codices.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $29.95 hardcover
Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects
The life work of one of the nation's leading color scientists, combining an overview of basic theoretical concepts with detailed, hands-on guidance for the professional conservator and conservation scientist.
Getty Conservation Institute, Tools for Conservation series, $80 paperback
Devices of Wonder
From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen
Barbara Maria Stafford and Frances Terpak
With an object list by Isotta Poggi
An exhilarating study of the artful machines humans have used to augment visual perception and the ways in which they have shaped our encounters with the world.
Getty Research Institute, $39.95, paperback
Effects of Light on Materials in Collections
Data on Photoflash and Related Sources
Terry T. Schaeffer
A survey on the impact of the impact of exposure to light with emphasis on photoflash and reprographic sources.
Getty Conservation Institute, Research in Conservation series, $30 paperback
Greek Funerary Sculpture
Catalogue of the Collections at the Getty Villa
Janet Burnett Grossman
Presents 59 Greek funerary monuments in the Antiquities collection of the Getty Museum, spanning Classical and Hellenistic periods.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $55 hardcover
In Focus: Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum
An array of photographs by Mexico's great artist, Manuel Alvarez Bravo (b. 1902), whose career spans many decades and reflects numerous changes in artistic fashion.
J. Paul Getty Museum, In Focus series, $17.50 paperback
Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae
Volume Sesto: Index
Eva Margareta Steinby, General Editor
The final volume in a multi-volume set that contains 2,300 entries on the topography of ancient Rome. Includes analytic indexes to monuments and persons, a general bibliography, and articles on the sources used by the contributors.
Distributed by the J. Paul Getty Museum, $75 hardcover
Looking for Los Angeles
Architecture, Film, Photography, and the Urban Landscape
Edited by Charles G. Salas and Michael S. Roth
Twelve essays focus on dramatic shifts in the urban landscape of Los Angeles, important moments in its architectural history, and the role of the image in this mecca of image-makers.
Getty Research Institute, Issues and Debates series, $45 paperback
Masterpieces of Marquetry
Volume I: From the Beginnings to Louis XIV
Volume II: From the Régence to the Present Day
Volume III: Outstanding Marqueters
Translated by Brian Considine
A comprehensive survey of the techniques and history of marquetry, the highly specialized art of creating intricate pictures and designs on furniture by fitting together thin pieces of wood, metal, shell, and other materials, as popularized in France in the 18th century.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $295 set
Edited by Robert Bartlett
An all-encompassing visual recreation of the medieval world: its peoples, its defining characteristics, and its whole culture in the widest sense.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $50 hardcover
New in paperback
Nadar/Warhol: Paris/New York
Photography and Fame
Gordon Baldwin and Judith Keller
Features the portraiture of 19th-century Nadar and 20th-century Warhol, illuminating the role of the visual artist in the conscious creation of celebrity.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $34.95 paperback
A Royal Menagerie
Meissen Porcelain Animals
Displays the heroic figures of Meissen porcelain animals made for the impressive collection of Frederick-Augustus I, elector of Saxony.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $14.95 paperback
Coming Soon for Children
See and Do Children's Book: Rembrandt
Ceciel de Bie and Martijn Leenen
Beautiful illustrations and a biographical sketch of Rembrandt bring the painter and his paintings to life. Ages 9 to 12.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $19.95 hardcover
Retold by Gita Wolf and Sirish Rao
Illustrated by Indrapramit Roy
A modern retelling of the enduring Greek story, with original illustrations in the style of ancient Greek art silk-screened on handmade paper.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $18.95 hardcover
Studia Varia from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Volume 2
Edited by Marion True and Mary Louise Hart
The second volume in a series on wide-ranging topics relating to objects in the Antiquities collection of the Getty Museum. With seven articles in English, German, and Italian.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Occasional Papers on Antiquities 10, $50 paperback
Treasures from the Ark
1,700 Years of Armenian Christian Art
An extensive new survey of Armenian Christian art, this fascinating history is essential to understanding the art and religious tradition of Armenia, where the sense of the sacred permeates the entire fabric of Armenian affairs.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $60 hardcover
Walker Evans: Cuba
Essay by Andrei Codrescu
Introduction by Judith Keller
More than 50 of Evans's photographs taken in Cuba in 1933, with a provocative essay by writer Andrei Codrescu.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $24.95 hardcover
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