Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Tue, Jan 07, 2014

The Getty Center

View of the Getty Center
  • Garden Tour

    11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Getty Center

    The gardens of the Getty are the focus of this 45-minute tour. Meet the docent outsideat the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through February 28, 2014
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Focus Tour: Era of Impressionism

    Daily through February 2, 2014
    12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore the Getty's collection of 19th-century paintings by artists such as Millet, Monet, and Van Gogh in this one-hour tour. The talk may also include examples of sculpture, photographs, or drawings. Meet the docent at the Museum Information Desk.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Daily through January 12, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Freeway or waterway—which way to the Grand Canal? Postpone your trip down the 405 freeway to take a look at Bellotto's View of the Grand Canal. Join the docent at the Museum Information Desk for a 15-minute talk about this work of art.

  • Architecture Tour

    10:15 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
    Museum Entrance Hall, Getty Center

    Discover more about Richard Meier's architecture and the design of the Getty Center site in this 45-minute tour. Meet the docent outside at the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum.

  • Exhibition Tour: Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister

    Tuesday - Saturday through February 1, 2014
    1:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore masterpieces of medieval stained glass and illuminated manuscripts in this special one-hour overview of the exhibition Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister. Meet the educator at the Information Desk.

  • The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display


    South Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

    From the time an object is made until the day it enters a museum's collection, it may be displayed, used, and perceived in different ways. The Life of Art takes selected objects from the Getty Museum's galleries and encourages visitors to sit down and spend time with them, offering the opportunity to examine them closely to understand how they were made and functioned, why they were collected, and how they have been displayed. Through careful looking, what may be learned about the maker and previous owners of a French gilt-bronze wall light, for example, or the transformation in England of a Chinese porcelain bowl? Close engagement reveals the full lives of these works and why they continue to be collected and cherished today.

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  • Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister

    Daily through February 2, 2014

    Exhibitions Pavilion, Getty Center

    This exhibition brings together masterpieces of medieval English art: panels of stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral and pages from the St. Albans Psalter, a splendidly illuminated book of psalms. Uniting monumental glass painting with the art of book illumination, this presentation reveals how specific texts, prayers, and environments shaped the medieval viewer's understanding of these pictures during the era of artistic renewal following the Norman Conquest of England.

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  • Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul

    Daily through January 19, 2014

    North Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

    A new acquisition by the Getty Museum's Department of Photographs, Hearsay of the Soul (2012) is a five-channel video installation by celebrated German filmmaker Werner Herzog. It combines the early-seventeenth-century landscape etchings of Dutch artist Hercules Segers with recent scores and a performance by Dutch cellist and composer Ernst Reijseger, resulting in a richly layered work that is at once intimate and epic.

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  • In Focus: Architecture

    Daily through March 2, 2014

    West Pavilion, Lower Level, Getty Center

    From its inception, photography has functioned as a significant tool in the documentation and perception of architecture. The camera made it possible to record the built environment with accuracy and in greater detail, allowing photographers to represent the existence of a building from construction to demise. Drawn from the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection, this exhibition surveys the history of architectural photography through images of sacred and secular structures, picturesque environments, abstracted spaces, and conceptual forms.

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  • Gods and Heroes: European Drawings of Classical Mythology

    Daily through February 9, 2014

    West Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

    Greco-Roman mythology has inspired and challenged generations of draftsmen to depict the colorful and dramatic stories of the classical gods and heroes. Depending on when and where they worked, artists have approached these subjects very differently, sometimes treating them as a mere pretext for visual experimentation. Through a selection of nearly forty drawings from the Getty Museum's collection, dating from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, this exhibition explores the pictorial representation of myths that have been instrumental in the formation of Western culture.

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  • Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages

    Daily through March 2, 2014

    North Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

    Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians were fascinated by stories about saints, who led extraordinary lives full of mystical events and miraculous occurrences. Saints were depicted in manuscripts experiencing revelatory visions and performing wondrous feats such as healing the sick or raising the dead. Even when their tormentors were performing exceptionally brutal acts—shooting them repeatedly with arrows, for example, or violently beheading them—martyr saints were pictured remaining steadfast in their faith. This exhibition, drawn from the Getty Museum's permanent collection, presents manuscripts that allowed medieval viewers to witness these dramatic narratives and venerate the saints as models of piety.

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  • Connecting Seas: A Visual History of Discoveries and Encounters

    Daily through April 13, 2014

    Research Institute Galleries I and II, Getty Center

    This exhibition reveals how other cultures were perceived, represented, and transmitted when ocean travel was the primary means by which people and knowledge circulated. Featuring works from the Getty Research Institute's (GRI) extensive special collections, including rare books and maps, photographs, and prints, the exhibition traces the fascinating course of scholarly investigation of non-European cultures from the 16th to the 21st century. This is the first exhibition in the GRI's newly expanded galleries.

The Getty Villa

View of the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is closed today!

Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is required.

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