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Quarterly News Bulletin and Exhibition Schedule

Spring 2002

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EXHIBITIONS AT THE GETTY CENTER
All exhibitions located in the J. Paul Getty Museum unless otherwise indicated.

New Exhibitions Opening Spring 2002


Railroad Vision
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. Press Release

A Treasury of 15th-Century Manuscript Illumination
March 26-July 7, 2002
The 1400s marked a transition for the thousand-year-old tradition of manuscript illumination. The century was also a seminal era for the development of independent painting in the new oil technique on wooden panels. The mid century saw the introduction of the printed book, the product of a new technology whose efficiency and cost-effectiveness posed an immediate threat to the culture of the handwritten book. Despite these new developments, the illuminated manuscript enjoyed a golden era. This exhibition celebrates the art of illumination in the 15th century through 26 manuscript books and leaves and cuttings from manuscripts in the Museum's permanent collection, including the work of Jean Fouquet, Lieven van Lathem, Simon Marmion, Taddeo Crivelli, and Girolamo da Cremona.

Special Exhibition
The Sacred Spaces of Pieter Saenredam
April 16-July 7, 2002
Pieter Saenredam (1597-1665) was one of the most remarkable painters of the Dutch Golden Age. He spent his career immortalizing the churches of Holland in drawings and paintings. The study of his numerous preparatory drawings in conjunction with the finished paintings conveys the process by which he created his sacred spaces. The Getty Museum is the only American venue to present the most comprehensive exhibition of Saenredam's work in the past 40 years. It brings together drawings and paintings depicting the venerable churches of Utrecht. The exhibition was originally organized by the Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Press Release

The Geometry of Seeing: Perspective and the Dawn of Virtual Space
April 16-July 7, 2002
At the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery

Through illustrated treatises, drawings, and prints from the collections of the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Geometry of Seeing 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 acquainting the public with an extraordinary range of perspective theories and rendering techniques used by Leon Battista Alberti, Albrecht Dürer, Sebastiano Serlio, Canaletto, and many others, including Elie-Honoré Montagny, a pupil of Jacques-Louis David. The Geometry of Seeing relates directly to the Getty Research Institute's 2001-2002 Scholar Year theme, "Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience, Judgment." It also coincides with an exhibition at the Museum on the work of 17th-century Dutch painter Pieter Saenredam, whose depictions of interiors reflect his era's interest in perspective as a tool for artistic description.

Dutch Drawings of the Golden Age
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.

Continuing Exhibitions and Installations at the Getty Center

A Royal Menagerie: Porcelain Animals from Dresden
Through March 3, 2002
As part of an ongoing and mutually beneficial partnership between the Getty and the State Art Collections of Dresden, Germany, the Dresden Porcelain Collection has lent 14 large Meissen porcelain animals that were crafted 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.

Other loans from Dresden include two important landscape paintings by Bernardo Bellotto, part of a series of 33 large-format landscapes of Dresden and nearby Pirna and Königstein; these works are now on view. Lent by Dresden's Old Masters Gallery (Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister), these urban landscapes were intended to promote 18th-century Dresden as a center of culture by commemorating its architecture and the beauty of its countryside. One of the leading painters of urban views, Bellotto's work was commissioned and collected by patrons throughout Europe. Also on loan are two paintings from Dresden's New Masters Gallery (Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister) by German Romantic artists Ernst Ferdinand Oehme, and Carl Gustav Carus. These haunting landscapes enrich the Museum's representation of the German Romantic spirit. The Oehme and Carus, as well as the Bellottos, are on view through fall 2002. Press Release

Artful Reading in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Through 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. Press Release

Naples and Vesuvius on the Grand Tour
Through March 24, 2002
At the Getty Research Institute Gallery
This exhibition explores Naples as a tourist destination during the period that Sir William Hamilton was the British ambassador to Naples, 1764 to 1800. A passionate collector of art and antiquities, Hamilton was equally drawn to natural wonders and archaeological discoveries. He played a distinctive role as 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 owned by the Getty. A number of rare books and prints on Naples, Herculaneum, and Pompeii will also be shown. Naples and Vesuvius on the Grand Tour is presented as part of a suite of related Getty exhibitions: 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. Press Release

Drawing Italy in the Age of the Grand Tour
Through May 12, 2002
Throughout the 1700s, travelers flocked to Italy in search of inspiration, enlightenment, discovery, and adventure. They encouraged the production of portable visual records of the country in the form of drawn, printed or painted landscapes and cityscapes. The veduta, or expansive view, reached its peak as a genre in Italy at this time, and became a signature element of the age of the Grand Tour. 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, including an exploratory drawing of a Venetian square by Canaletto, the portrayal of a theatrical performance by Francesco Guardi, and Giovanni Battista Piranesi's interpretation of an imaginary antique port. Italy is 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 country's ever-changing 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 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. Press Release

Rome on the Grand Tour
Through 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. Press Release

Statue of an Emperor: A Conservation Partnership

Ongoing
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.

Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection
Ongoing
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 June 2003


Gustave Le Gray, Photographer (1820-1884) (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.

Songs of Praise: Illuminated Choir Books
July 23-October 13, 2002
Christian choir books number among the most impressive illuminated manuscripts of the high Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Because they were often displayed on a lectern in the sanctuary where they served as part of the adornment of the church, they were embellished with large painted initials and often extensive border decoration. This exhibition presents the various types of choir books and their characteristic illumination, and also includes a section on historical music notation. It features nine choir books and 13 leaves and cuttings from choir books, all from the Museum's permanent collection. The objects date from the 12th to the 16th centuries and come from throughout Western Europe (Italy, Spain, Germany, and France).

Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of a River
August 17-September 29, 2002
At the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery and Lecture Hall

In The Danube Exodus, Hungarian artist Péter Forgács combines his own film-based work with materials from the collections of the Getty Research Institute and other lenders to create a multi-media 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 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 for a related DVD. Forgács developed the interactive component in collaboration with the Labyrinth Project creative team and the C3 Cultural and Communication Center Budapest Danube Web site, with support from the Hungarian Cultural Foundation.

Special Exhibition
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, this exhibition 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).

French Drawings in the Age of Greuze
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.

About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange (working title)
October 15, 2002-February 9, 2003
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) grew up in New York, but established herself as a photographer in California in 1919. She was first a studio portraitist in San Francisco. During the Great Depression, when the unemployed were on the streets and the migrant workers were on the road, she left her studio to document the new realities of American life. The photographs she made for the state and federal government during the 1930s have become universally recognized symbols of that difficult era. This exhibition will not only present some of the best of her work for the Farm Security Administration, but will include earlier work made on the pueblos of New Mexico, post-World War II pictures made for Life magazine in Utah's Mormon communities, images from her later travels in Egypt and the Far East, and photographs of her family made at home in Berkeley. This show of approximately 75 prints, ranging across Lange's career from the 1920s to the 1960s, is selected primarily from the Getty's permanent collection.

The Grapes of Wrath: Horace Bristol's California Photographs (working title)
October 15, 2002-February 9, 2003

Born and raised in California, Horace Bristol (1908-1997) began his career as a freelance photographer in San Francisco in the late 1920s. By the mid-1940s, he had established himself as a leading documentary photographer for magazines such as Life, Fortune, and Time. Influenced by the social documentary work of Dorothea Lange, Bristol proposed a picture story for Life in 1937 on Dust Bowl migrants and their daily struggles in California's Central Valley. This exhibition features the series he later called The Grapes of Wrath. Drawn mainly from the Getty's holdings, the show will include approximately 35 pictures.

The Medieval Bestseller: Illuminated Books of Hours
October 29, 2002-January 19, 2003
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 period. 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 Bourdichon, and Taddeo Crivelli.

Landscapes of Myth
November 5, 2002-February 2, 2003
At the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery
This exhibition focuses on 15th- to 19th-century illustrations of sites that are legendary settings in Greek mythology. Travelers often used classical literature as a guide to rediscovering the remains of ancient Greece. Others set out to observe the actual place, its geography, climate, and customs, in order to experience more immediately the poetry of the ancient texts. Through paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, maps, and photographs from Getty collections, the exhibition pairs familiar stories of Greek deities and mortals with lesser known images of the places where they were believed to have occurred, including Athens, Ithaka, Eleusis, Argos, Mycenae, Sparta, Delphi, and other landscapes of myth.

Special Exhibition
Bill Viola: The Passions Series and Five Angels (working title)
January 28-April 27, 2003
In The Passions, the celebrated video artist Bill Viola explores how changing facial expression and body language express emotional states using flat-screen monitors of various sizes, some resembling portable altarpieces of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. After filming the actors at very high speeds, Viola replays the action in extreme slow motion, with riveting results. The artist participated in the 1997-1998 scholar year at the Getty Research Institute focusing on representation of the human passions. Five Angels is a recent video/sound installation of the kind that made Viola famous; it has tremendous symbolic and emotional power.

17th-Century French Drawings (working title)
March 25-June 29, 2003
The visual arts flourished in France during the reigns of Louis XIII (1610-1643) and Louis XIV (1643-1710). Encouraged and supported by these kings and their courts, artists not only created some of France's greatest artwork, but also founded an academy to encourage its most promising young artists to continue the achievements of the French school. This exhibition of drawings showcases this dynamic century of French art and features the Getty collection's strong holdings of works from this period in all its variety of styles and subjects. Featured works include landscapes by Jacques Callot and Claude Lorrain, and the classically inspired work of Nicolas Poussin. Also on view for the first time will be recently acquired drawings by Eustache Le Sueur, Pierre Puget, and Charles de La Fosse.

500 Years of Manuscript Illumination (working title)
May 20-September 7, 2003
This exhibition of 24 illuminated manuscripts introduces the different sorts of manuscript books that received lavish embellishment in the Middle Ages and Renaissance through outstanding examples from the Museum's permanent collection. It presents a variety of styles and types of manuscript painting produced over the course of about 500 years. Included are private devotional books, religious service books, and books of history and law from throughout Western Europe and the Mediterranean basin dating from the 11th to the 15th century.

The Making of a Medieval Book
May 20-September 7, 2003
This installation explains how illuminated manuscripts were made in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The process begins with the preparation of animal skin to make parchment (or vellum), continues through the writing and painting stages, and ends with the binding of the volume. Several manuscripts in the Museum's collection are on view, illustrating the materials and techniques of medieval manuscript production.

Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe, 1467-1561
June 17-September 7, 2003
This exhibition of over 130 works of art focuses on the finest and most ambitiously illuminated books produced in Flanders (southern Netherlands and northern France) between 1467 and 1561, beginning with the reign of the Burgundian duke Charles the Bold, continuing through the reign of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and ending with the death of the artist Simon Bening. As the first comprehensive view of this great epoch in Flemish illumination, the exhibition--which includes illuminated manuscripts and leaves from manuscripts, panel paintings, and drawings--centers on the art and careers of the most important artists, such as Simon Marmion, The Master of Mary of Burgundy, Gerard Horenbout, and Simon Bening. The show examines the degree to which the innovative style of these remarkable books' decoration, the naturalism of their miniatures, and the illusion created by their floral-pattern borders came to be identified with Flemish glory and Hapsburg power. The exhibition encompasses stylistic trends, the Flemish book trade, the inception of northern humanism, the interchange of artistic ideas between media--especially panel painting and book illumination--and the impact of European court patronage on manuscript production. Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and The British Library, Illuminating the Renaissance will be on view at the Royal Academy of Arts from November 25, 2003 to February 22, 2004.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT THE GETTY CENTER

PERFORMANCES, READINGS, FILMS AND EVENTS
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free 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). 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.

Hours
The Getty Center is 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.

CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES

Gordon Getty Concerts - This ongoing series features music complementing current Museum exhibitions.

Living Pictures: An Evening of Music, Dance, Theater, and Spectacle from the Neapolitan Salons of Sir William and the Two Lady Hamiltons - Inspired by the 18th-century theatrical tradition of tableaux vivants, director Michael Hackett, in collaboration with Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, stages a series of "living pictures" depicting the vibrant artistic salons of Sir William and the two Lady Hamiltons. Tickets ($25; seniors/students $20) are available at the Museum Information Desk or by calling 310-440-7300. Complements the series of exhibitions related to Italy on the Grand Tour.
Written and directed by Michael Hackett.
Musica Angelica conducted by Michael Eagan.
Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m.

Music of the Dutch Golden Age (working title)
- Featuring Musica Angelica; Michael Eagan, music director. Complements The Sacred Spaces of Pieter Saenredam exhibition. Tickets ($20; seniors/students $15) are available at the Museum Information Desk or by calling 310-440-7300. Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m.

Performance

Self-Portrait of an Other - Dutch writer and former Getty Scholar Cees Nooteboom and pianist Sarah Rothenberg appear together in a mixed media performance. Nooteboom reads sections from his new novel All Souls Day, the story of a cameraman's attempt to cope with the deaths of his wife and child following an airplane accident. The readings are interwoven with Rothenberg's performance of pieces by Shostakovich, Toru Takemitsu, Morton Feldman, and Schoenberg. The readings and the music work together to reflect the passage of time and the role of memory and narrative in confronting traumatic personal loss. Rothenberg and Nooteboom have presented this collaborative performance internationally; this will be the first West Coast performance of the piece. Tickets ($15) are available at the J. Paul Getty Museum Information Desk or by calling 310-440-7300.
Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m.

Sounds of L.A. - This free weekend concert series celebrates the city's diverse musical culture.

Jaliyaa: Music from the Mandingo Empire - Guinean kora master, Prince Diabaté, is joined by his distinguished musician cousins, Abdoulaye Diabaté on guitar, and Famoro Diabaté on balafon. Together with an acoustic ensemble, the three djelis or griots perform a program of traditional and contemporary Mandé music from West Africa.
Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.

Te Doy Un Verso y Una Rosa: The Music of Los Cenzontles - A new generation of tradition bearers takes us on a musical journey from rural Jalisco and Michaocan to the urban centers of California. Joined by legendary master folk musician Julian Gonzalez, this San Pablo-based ensemble is directed by Grammy-nominated producer Eugene Rodriguez.
Reservations available March 26
Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 7, 3 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.

The Breakestra - This 10-piece Los Angeles-based funk ensemble melds the fervor of '60s soul with the backbone of modern-day hip-hop, the breakbeat. Their re-envisioned brand of funk revives classic tunes heavily sampled in hip-hop and returns them to their full euphoric groove. Produced by Community Arts Resources.
Friday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.

Austin in L.A. with The Resentments
- Austin's cult favorite, The Resentments, comes to the Getty with its distinct acoustic blend of Western/country/bluegrass/hillbilly/ honky-tonk and jazz. Steven Bruton, Jon Dee Graham, and Judd Newcomb from Austin are joined by percussionist Dennis Kenmore for an evening of musical surprises. Produced by Community Arts Resources.
Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

The Dance Films Association's Dance Camera West Festival, part 1 of 2
- The Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles and the Getty present selections from the Dance on Camera Festival, hosted annually by the Dance Films Association and the Lincoln Center Film Society.
Measure, 33 Fainting Spells (USA/Seattle)
Men, Victoria Marks and Margaret Williams (USA/Los Angeles)
Wiped, Hans Beenhaaker (Netherlands)
Contrecoup, Guillermo de Botehlo and Pascal Magnin (Switzerland)
A Village Trilogy, Laura Taler (Canada)
Atom by Atom, Virpi Pahkinen and Hakan Berthas (Sweden)
Hurtle, Shona McCullogh (New Zealand)
Reservations available March 26
Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

The Dance Films Association's Dance Camera West Festival, part 2 of 2
- The Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles and the Getty present selections from the Dance on Camera Festival, hosted annually by the Dance Films Association and the Lincoln Center Film Society.
A Very Dangerous Past Time, Laura Taler (Canada)
Reines d'un Jour, Pascal Magnin (Switzerland)
Cornered, Susan Hood and Michael Downing (Canada)
Anima, Lynette Kessler and Douglas Thompson (USA/Los Angeles) Rest in Peace, Hans Hof Ensemble and Annick Vroom (UK/Netherlands)
Modern Daydreams, Mitchell Rose and Jamey Hampton (USA/Los Angeles)
Witnessed, Kaeja Dance (Canada)
Reservations available March 26
Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.

Judith Owen in Concert
- Welsh composer/vocalist/pianist Judith Owen weaves an unusual blend of up-tempo bounce, emotional wallop, and witty, free-association stage banter. She performs with Sean Hurley on bass and Herman Matthews on drums. Produced by Community Arts Resources.
Reservations available April 25
Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.

Money Mark in Concert
- Detroit-born and L.A.-bred multi-instrumentalist/composer Mark Ramos-Nishita (a.k.a. Money Mark, recorded with the Beastie Boys) collects and reconstructs divergent musical sounds into a retro funk-jam aesthetic. Produced by Community Arts Resources.
Reservations available April 25
Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.

Readings

Poetry Readings - With the Getty Research Institute, the Poetry Society of America presents readings by award-winning poets David St. John and Charles Harper Webb. St. John's numerous collections of poetry include The Red Leaves of Night, which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Webb's work has appeared in many distinguished journals and anthologies, and he is the author, most recently, of Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies.
Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m., Museum Lecture Hall

Commissioned Poems
- Every year, the Getty commissions original poems related to the Getty Research Institute's scholar year theme. In 2001-2002 the theme is "Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience, Judgment." Noted poets David Antin, Marvin Bell, and Jorie Graham read new work inspired by this theme.
Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Selected Shorts 2002
- The series returns for four performances of classic and new short fiction read by some of the finest actors of screen, stage, and television. Presented by New York City's Symphony Space, KPCC (89.3 FM) and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Tickets $20.
Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Poetry Readings
- In collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, the Poetry Society of America presents a reading by poets Molly Bendall, Cathy Colman, Gretchen Mattox, Patty Seyburn, Cecilia Wolloch, and Judith Taylor.
Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m., Museum Lecture Hall

FILMS AND RELATED EVENTS

Fracturing Perspectives
- A selection of short films exploring alternative approaches to standard perspective problems by modern and contemporary artists and filmmakers. Complements The Geometry of Seeing: Perspective and the Dawn of Virtual Space exhibition.
Outer and Inner Space, Andy Warhol, 1965, 33 minutes
Anemic Cinema, Marcel Duchamp, assisted by Man Ray and Marc Allegret, 1926, silent, 7 minutes
Walk with Contrapposto, Bruce Nauman, 1968, 60 minutes (segment screened)
Serene Velocity, Ernie Gehr, 1970, silent, 23 minutes
Wednesday, May 1, 5 p.m., Museum Lecture Hall

"Frames of Viewing" Film Series - In conjunction with the Getty Research Institute's 2001-2002 residential scholar year theme, "Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience, Judgment," the screenings in this series offer a historical, formal, and metaphysical investigation of the ways filmmakers have treated the frame, whether as a metaphoric or formal device, or as a material component of the cinematic image.

Mahagonny (directed by Harry Smith, U.S.A., 1970-80, 2 hours, 22 minutes) - The Getty Research Institute presents Harry Smith's ambitious four-screen film Mahagonny. Newly preserved, the film transforms the Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny into a primordial symbolic system. It contains valuable portraits of Smith's contemporaries, including 1960s cult figures Allen Ginsberg and Patti Smith. Some segments were shot in Robert Mapplethorpe's studio and at New York landmarks such as Central Park, Times Square, and the Chelsea Hotel. Smith worked on Mahagonny for over ten years and considered it his masterpiece.
Reservations available April 25
Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m.

Symposium: Harry Smith's Mahagonny

In conjunction with the screening of Harry Smith's newly preserved Mahagonny, the Getty Research Institute presents a one-day symposium on the work of Harry Smith, legendary self-taught anthropologist, filmmaker, painter, and musicologist. Participants discuss the history of the film, its long-awaited preservation, and its relationship to the "Frames of Viewing" theme. Invited guest speakers include film scholars Jonas Mekas and Michael Friend.
Reservations available April 25
Friday, May 31, 9 a.m-5 p.m.

GALLERY TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Point-of-View Talks - 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.

John O'Brien, artist, curator, teacher, and art critic, discusses the history and modern permutations of the Grand Tour.
Friday, March 15

Linda Barth, director of the Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park and an expert on trains, discusses why people are fascinated with trains and their machinery in conjunction with the Railroad Vision exhibition.
Friday, April 5


Steve Galloway, a figurative painter, speaks on 19th-century paintings in the collection, particularly James Ensor's Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889.
Friday, April 26

John Nava, a figurative painter who received the commission to design 37 tapestries for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, speaks on The Sacred Spaces of Pieter Saenredam exhibition.
Friday, May 10

Artist-at-Work Demonstrations

Artist Stas Orlovski demonstrates how artists used sketches of vistas and architectural details to create finished drawings. Complements the Drawing Italy in the Age of the Grand Tour exhibition.
Thursdays: March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11 and Sundays: March 10, 17, 31 and April 7, 1-3 p.m., East Pavilion Art Information Room

Artist Ebeniste Patrick Edwards demonstrates the art of marquetry. Complements the Museum's Decorative Arts collection.
Thursdays: May 2, 30 and Sunday, May 5 from 1-3 p.m., South Pavilion Art Information Room

RESTAURANT EVENTS

Lunch and Book Signing with Paula Wolfert - Getty chefs Teri Buzzard and Helene Kennan prepare a special three-course lunch featuring recipes from the award-winning cookbook Mediterranean Grains and Greens by Paula Wolfert. For over 30 years, her books have celebrated the sensuous pleasures of the Mediterranean kitchen and introduced an American audience to an exciting new way of cooking and eating. Lunch is $35 or $50 paired with wines. Limited seating; for reservations call 310-440-7300.
Wednesday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. (book signing) and 11:30 a.m. (lunch), Restaurant at the Getty Center

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

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.

Family Room - Located in the Museum Courtyard next to the East Pavilion, the Family Room features "Picture Yourself," a playful view of portraits, along with gallery games and art kits, picture books, computers, and other resources to help families make the most of their visit with children.

Getty Family Festival - The Family Festival presents a wide array of interactive workshops and performances inspired by the Grand Tour, including Italian folk and classical music, a reenactment of The Odyssey, and a chance to make Venetian carnival masks. Produced by Community Arts Resources. Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Museum Courtyard

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LECTURES, CONFERENCES, AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Unless otherwise noted, these events are open to the public and are held 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.

The Grand Tour Series - The last event in a lecture series that complements a suite of exhibitions highlighting Italy on the Grand Tour.

Sex and the (Eternal) City: The Grand Tour as Erotic Pilgrimage - Kevin Salatino, curator of prints and drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, discusses how, for Grand Tourists and artists, a trip south was as liberating sexually as it was aesthetically. The erotic drawings of Northern artists who spent time in Italy, including Henry Fuseli and Johan Tobias Sergel, will be examined, as will other art world figures.
Sunday, March 3, 4 p.m.

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.

Preserving a Legacy: Los Angeles' Postwar Suburbs - Greg Hise, urban historian and associate professor at the University of Southern California, and Grady Gammage, Jr., land use attorney, discuss the historical context for the development of the Los Angeles postwar suburbs, their importance, and the challenges facing their preservation.
Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m.

Jonathan Miller: The Gaze: Looking as It Appears in Pictures - As part of a three-day invitational symposium on "The Brain, Cognition, and Art," award-winning theatrical director, actor, and writer Jonathan Miller delivers a public lecture addressing topics related to the Getty Research Institute's 2001-2002 scholar year theme, "Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience, Judgment." Miller was a physician specializing in neurology when he left the medical profession in 1961 for a career in the performing arts. He has authored critically acclaimed and sometimes controversial Shakespeare productions, teleplays, and comedy revues. His many books include a biography of Marshall McLuhan, Darwin for Beginners, and States of Mind: Conversations with Psychological Investigators, which was based on a BBC television series.
Wednesday, April 3, 5 p.m.

The Antiquities Series
- In the past few decades, several of the world's most important collections of antiquities have been reinstalled in newly renovated galleries of large public museums. This series explores the philosophy and process, as well as the trials and tribulations of reinstalling ancient art for a new millennium.

Fashioning a Fossil: Greek and Roman Antiquities at The British Museum - Dyfri Williams, keeper, Greek and Roman Antiquities, The British Museum, London, examines the reinstallation of the extensive antiquities collection of the British Museum.
Sunday, April 14, 4 p.m.

The Reinstallation of the Classical Collections in Berlin: Return to the Altesmuseum (working title)
- Wolf-Dieter Hielmeyer, director, Antikenmuseen, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, addresses the reinstallation of the classical collections in the Antikenmuseen.
Sunday, May 19, 4 p.m.

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. The series is hosted by Getty Visiting Lecturer Barbara Isenberg, who has been writing about the arts for the Los Angeles Times since 1976. She is the author of State of the Arts: California Artists Talk about Their Work.

A Conversation with Richard Thompson - Architect Richard Thompson of AC Martin Partners, Inc., the lead planner on the Grand Avenue Master Plan in downtown Los Angeles, discusses the downtown cityscape as context for the new Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, and Rafael Moneo's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m.

Issues in Conservation - A series of public lectures, presented by the Getty Conservation Institute, examining a broad range of conservation issues from around the world.

Rediscovering an Excavated Past: The Conservation of the Cliff-Dwellings of Mesa Verde - Frank Matero, chair of the graduate program in historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses recent research into the architecture of Mesa Verde that offers a new vision for the interpretation and presentation of this American World Heritage site.
Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.

Fallingwater: Preserving a 20th-Century Icon
- Lynda S. Waggoner, executive director of Fallingwater, provides an overview of the ongoing preservation efforts to safeguard this Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. Structural engineer Robert Silman, president of Robert Silman Associates, P.C., the firm chosen to carry out the structural analysis and conservation of the cantilevered terraces, joins her.
Reservations available March 26
Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.

Parallel Lines: The Railroad and Young America - Bill Deverell, professor of history, California Institute of Technology, discusses rail expansion and Manifest Destiny, rail travel for 19th-century Americans, and the representation of railroads in visual and popular culture. Complements the Railroad Vision exhibition.
Sunday, April 21, 4 p.m.

Painting with Light or with Geometry: Looking into David Hockney's Secret Knowledge
- Professor Martin Kemp, history of art department, University of Oxford, examines the relationship between a painter's use of devices for optical projection and the mapping of forms in space with linear perspective. Complements The Geometry of Seeing: Perspective and the Dawn of Virtual Space exhibition.
Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. Museum Lecture Hall

Saenredam's Eyes: Seeing History in Perspectives
- Celeste Brusati, professor of art history, University of Michigan, explores the pictorial strategies used in Pieter Saenredam's nearly 200 captivating views of public and religious buildings in towns throughout the Dutch Republic. These pictures, or perspectives as they were called, depict sites that are as rich in historical and political significance as they are visually engaging. Complements The Sacred Spaces of Pieter Saenredam exhibition.
Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m.

CONFERENCES AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Italy's 18th Century: Gender and Politics in the Age of the Grand Tour - Cosponsored by the Getty Research Institute, the UCLA Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies, and the Clark Library, this two-day conference brings together international scholars whose research positions 18th-century Italy as a significant place from which to view cultural developments, and highlights the importance of gender in understanding Italian art, literature, music, and science. Advance conference registration is required through UCLA's Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies; for information call 310-206-8552. A Getty Center parking reservation will be made for participants when they call UCLA to register.
Paper sessions take place at the Getty Center on Friday, April 19, and at the UCLA Clark Library on Saturday, April 20.

Building Disney Concert Hall
- The Getty Research Institute, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, presents an afternoon of panel discussions regarding the meaning of the new Walt Disney Concert Hall within the fabric of Los Angeles. Two panels, each followed by open discussion, feature Disney Concert Hall architect Frank Gehry, Deborah Borda, executive vice president and managing director of the L.A. Philharmonic, and Richard Koshalek, president and CEO of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Saturday, April 20, 3-7:15 p.m.

Artists' Last Thoughts
- A panel and open discussion on artists at the end of their careers features Getty Research Institute Director Thomas Crow on Mark Rothko, USC professor Nancy Troy on Piet Mondrian, and University of Texas professor Richard Shiff on Paul Cezanne and Willem de Kooning.
Tuesday, May 28, 2-6 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.

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NEWS AROUND THE GETTY

CONSERVATION


Paintings conservation department collaboration with Yale University
From April 26 to 28, 2002, the paintings conservation department at the Getty Museum will participate in a symposium to be held at Yale University in New Haven. Entitled Early Italian Paintings: Approaches to Conservation, the symposium will present the current collaboration between the Yale University Art Gallery and the J. Paul Getty Museum, including the history of Yale's collections, past treatments, the state of the paintings and recent treatments. An international group of conservators, scientists, and scholars will discuss the 20th-century conservation of early Italian paintings. Special attention will be given to the benefits of multidisciplinary collaborations between conservators, scientists, and art historians. (Rescheduled from September 2001.)

Museum conserves 17th-century masterpiece

As part of its continuing collaborative program of providing restoration work to other institutions, the paintings conservation department at the J. Paul Getty Museum has recently completed treatment of an important yet little-known work by Mattia Preti. The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew was painted in Naples around 1650. In the early 19th century, King Francis of the Two Sicilies made a gift of the picture to the Saint Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, Kentucky, where it has remained to this day. After suffering many years of neglect and misguided restorations (including complete over-painting of the surface in the 1950s), the picture was sent to the Getty for study and development of a plan for treatment. Two years of difficult work have restored the picture, and the exceptional character and quality of the original handling is once again visible. The painting will be on view in the galleries at the Getty until July 2002. It will be returned to Bardstown in time for re-consecration of the Proto-Cathedral as a Basilica in August of this year.

American Museum of Natural History receives grant for survey

New York's American Museum of Natural History has received a Getty grant of $175,000 to support a conservation survey of the historic dioramas in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals. The Akeley Hall was conceived and planned by Carl E. Akeley, one of the Museum's early 20th-century scientific explorers who traveled to Africa to study, collect, and document aspects of the terrain to make the dioramas as accurate as possible. Opened to the public in 1936, the dioramas are important not only as a representation of an art form unique to a particular historical period, but as an illustration of species and locale--Akeley used molds of actual leaves, bark, and moss, for example--that have since been threatened or have disappeared. The survey will assess the conditions of the dioramas and the environmental effects on the deterioration of the displays, which contain a wide range of materials.

National Park Service supported with grant for pueblos

A Getty grant of $73,000 is supporting the preparation of a conservation plan for the Frijoles Canyon Cavate Pueblos in Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico. Cavates are carved rock chambers, which are often interconnected and grouped together as a village. Dating from 1150 to 1550, the pueblos are one of the largest well-preserved concentrations of cavates in New Mexico. Over 1,000 cavates are concentrated in the Frijoles Canyon and they contain many original architectural features unique to the period of their creation. Goals of the project include the documentation and the comprehensive condition assessment of the site, as well as the investigation of the environmental causes of the deterioration of the cavates.

Adirondack Architectural Heritage to plan for preservation of historic camp

The Adirondack Architectural Heritage received a grant of $50,000 to support the preparation of a conservation plan for Camp Santanoni. The camp, located in the High Peaks region of Adirondack Park, is a significant example of resort architecture in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The property was considered the grandest of all Adirondack camps at the time of its completion, and was influential in the development of other "rustic" or "romantic" camps and lodges at state and National Parks across the country. This project will produce a conservation plan for the camp, which will include a facilities database and a long-term maintenance plan.

University of Cambridge to acquire technical equipment

A Getty grant of 40,400 (approximately $56,000 USD) is supporting the acquisition of technical equipment at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, an advanced research and training center devoted to paintings conservation under the auspices of the University of Cambridge. The Institute offers postgraduate studies and internships in the field of painting conservation and undertakes the conservation of paintings at the University's Fitzwilliam Museum as well as other public and private collections, including the Royal Collection and the Ashmolean Museum. This grant will allow the Hamilton Kerr to further its mission to offer advanced practical experience and opportunities for research.

Fifth International Infrared and Raman Users Group Conference to be held

The Getty Conservation Institute will host the Fifth International Infrared and Raman Users Group Conference (IRUG) at the Getty Center from March 4 through 8, 2002. Formed in 1994, IRUG is dedicated to the professional development of its members, who use infrared and Raman techniques to identify natural and synthetic organic products, pigments, dyes, and minerals--important information in the practice of conservation. The weeklong conference will feature presentations by IRUG members and invited speakers on a broad range of related topics, including acrylic resins and emulsions. Manufacturers of infrared and Raman equipment will also be on hand to demonstrate the latest advances in spectroscopic technologies.

Documentation and information management project to be launched

To launch its recording, documentation, and information management strategy project (RecordDIM Strategy), the Getty Conservation Institute will hold a roundtable meeting on March 4 and 5, 2002, at the Getty Center. The roundtable will bring together international conservation experts and Institute staff in order to identify significant gaps that exist between providers of site documentation and the user community. The RecordDIM Strategy project will explore ways to strengthen the documentation component of built heritage conservation through the development of tools and training and through improved communication between users and providers.

Conservation of polychrome retablos seminar to be hosted in Spain

The Getty Conservation Institute and the Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico, Seville (an institution of the Junta de Andalucia, Spain) will host a four-day seminar on the conservation of wooden polychrome retablos. The gathering, entitled Methodology and Its Application for the Conservation of Polychrome Retablos, will be held May 12 through 16, 2002, in Seville, Spain. Using 15 case studies of retablo conservation--nine from Latin America and six from Europe--seminar participants will evaluate the considerations and constraints of conserving retablos in their original settings. A goal of the meeting is to establish a consensus on a general set of standards for retablo conservation in situ.

Spring campaign to conserve wall paintings at Mogao Grottoes

The conservation of wall paintings at the Mogao grottoes near the town of Dunhuang in northwestern China--a collaboration of the Getty Conservation Institute with the Dunhuang Academy, under the State Administration for Cultural Heritage (SACH) in China--continues with a five-week conservation campaign beginning in early April 2002. The campaign will focus principally on reattachment of painted plaster in Cave 85, with its 9th-century Tang dynasty Buddhist wall paintings. During the campaign, Institute staff and project consultants will also participate in a meeting with the Dunhuang Academy and SACH experts at the Mogao grottoes to review planned grouting interventions.

China Principles project team to travel to China to continue study

As part of the Conservation Institute's China Principles project--focused on the development and promotion of national guidelines for conservation and management of cultural heritage sites in China--project team members will meet at the Mogao grottoes near Dunhuang in late April 2002. The Principles team will further develop the visitor carrying capacity study and visitor management plan for the site. The team will subsequently travel to the Qing Dynasty Imperial Summer Resort at Chengde, north of Beijing, to review the master planning process with Chengde site authorities. An in-depth assessment will be undertaken of the historic Wenjinge Library and Shuxiang Temple, examining the future use and conservation needs of the structures, using the Principles as decision-making tools in the planning process.


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EDUCATION/SCHOLARSHIP

Council of American Overseas Research Centers receives grant for digital library
The American Overseas Digital Library, a collaborative project of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, is being supported by an $83,000 grant from the Getty Grant Program. The Council's member centers, which include the American Research Center in Egypt, the American Institute for Maghrib Studies in Morocco and Tunisia, and the American Center for Oriental Research in Jordan, are creating a Web-based union catalogue of the groups' collective library. The Library will include bibliographic records, full-text materials, article-level indices, digitized maps, and other unique research resources. Implementation of the project will enable members to expand their on-site constituency to include scholars worldwide.


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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 pubsinfo@getty.edu. The following publications are new this winter:

New in March
Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture, and History
Ada Gabucci
Edited by Stefano Peccatori and Stefano Zuffi
Translated by T. M. Hartmann

Featuring masterpieces of architecture, sculpture, and paintings along with the words of illustrious figures, this book follows the arc of the ancient city and its civilization, from the beginnings to the height and decline.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $14.95 hardcover

New
Christian Rome: Early Christian Rome Catacombs and Basilicas
Philippe Pergola
In this new volume in the popular Past and Present series, important sites of Christian Rome are illustrated as they appear today, with overlays indicating how they looked when first built. Distributed in North America by the J. Paul Getty Museum, $24.95 paperback

New for Children
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
Sean Sheehan
Approximately 250 alphabetical entries, each illustrated in full color, survey the history, art, myths, culture, and everyday life of the ancient Greeks. For ages 9 and up.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $19.95 hardcover

New
Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy
Luke Syson and Dora Thornton
This publication explores the multiple meanings and values of the objects with which such families as the Medici, Este, and Gonzaga surrounded themselves. J. Paul Getty Museum, $50 hardcover

Coming in April
Pieter Saenredam, The Utrecht Work: Paintings and Drawings by the 17th-century Master of Perspective
Edited by Liesbeth M. Helmus, Arie de Groot, Geraldine van Heemstra, and Michiel C. Plomp
This elegant volume brings together more than 60 drawings and paintings depicting the beautiful old churches of the Dutch city of Utrecht.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $55 hardcover

New
The Sculpture Journal: Volume VI
Edited by Margaret Garlake
This volume features articles by Thomas Martin, Charles Avery, Tobias Kämpf, and others. Distributed in North America by the J. Paul Getty Museum, $50

New
The World from Here: Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles
Edited by Cynthia Burlingham and Bruce Whiteman
Introduction by Bruce Whiteman
Essays by Nicholas Barker, Kenneth Breisch, and Anthony Grafton

Featuring more than 300 selections from area collections, The World from Here explores a treasure trove of rare books and ephemera. Distributed by Getty Publications, $60 hardcover


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GETTY ONLINE

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Getty Publications - www.getty.edu/bookstore
Education - www.getty.edu/education

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