Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wed, Feb 26, 2014

The Getty Center

View of the Getty Center
  • Garden Tour

    Daily
    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 March 16, 2014
    1:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

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

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through March 30, 2014
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

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

  • Spotlight of the Week

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

    Is it a fake, or is it a work of fine art? Explore this age-old question and the wonders of Renaissance carving by looking at a French cabinet in this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    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.

  • Focus Tour: Fit for a King

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

    Explore the Getty's collection of 17th- and 18th-century art in this one-hour tour of French decorative arts, paintings, and sculpture made during the reigns of kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

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

    Daily

    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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  • Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul

    Daily through April 20, 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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  • A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography

    Daily through June 8, 2014

    West Pavilion, Lower Level, Getty Center

    In 1839, just two years after Victoria became queen of Great Britain and Ireland, the medium of photography was announced to the world. This exhibition explores the relationship between the new art and the young queen, whose passion for collecting photographs began in the 1840s and whose photographic image became synonymous with an entire age. With important loans from The Royal Collection Trust shown alongside masterpieces from the Getty Museum, the exhibition displays rare daguerreotypes, private portraits of the Royal Family, and a selection of prints by early masters such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Roger Fenton, and Julia Margaret Cameron.

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  • Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense

    Daily through June 8, 2014

    West Pavilion, Lower Level, Getty Center

    Since the mid-1970s, Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) has used photography to investigate how visual representation interprets and distills history. This exhibition brings together three series by the artist—habitat dioramas, wax portraits, and early photographic negatives—that present objects of historical and cultural significance from various museum collections. By photographing subjects that reimagine or record moments from the distant past, Sugimoto critiques the medium's presumed capacity to portray history with accuracy.

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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.

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The Getty Villa

View of the Getty Villa

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

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Museum, Getty Villa

    Explore the architecture of the Getty Villa and learn more about daily life in the ancient world in this 40-minute tour. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Garden Tour

    Wednesdays
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Getty Villa

    Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of ancient gardens in this 40-minute tour of the Getty Villa's four Roman gardens. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Daily through June 30, 2014
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 30-minute gallery talk that looks in depth at a major work in the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through June 30, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    This 50-minute tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Exhibition Tour: Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor

    Daily through March 2, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Join a museum educator for a 30-minute tour of the exhibition Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor, which is centered around an over life-size, bronze statue of Rome's second emperor. Learn about the portrait's discovery and history, and explore the vices and virtues of this reluctant ruler.

  • Educator's Perspective

    Daily through April 14, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    This 50-minute tour takes an in-depth look at special topics such as mythology, death, nudity, wine, or artistic practices in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

    Daily
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    In 2003, the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired a collection of over 350 pieces of ancient glass, formerly owned by Erwin Oppenländer. The works on view in Molten Color are remarkable for their high quality, their chronological breadth, and the glassmaking techniques illustrated by their manufacture. The vessels are accompanied by text and videos illustrating ancient glassmaking techniques.

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  • Relief with Antiochos and Herakles

    Daily through May 4, 2015
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    On loan from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, a stele honoring Prokleides, a military officer in the Athenian army, is on view at the Getty Villa in a gallery (208) devoted to Religious Offerings. Carved in relief above a public decree are figures of Antiochos, the mythical founder of the tribe Antiochis, and his father, the Greek hero Herakles.

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  • Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor

    Daily through March 3, 2014
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    Buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, an over-life-size bronze statue of Tiberius (ruled A.D. 14–37) was discovered in 1741, during the first years of excavation at Herculaneum. The subject of a recent conservation project at the Getty Villa, the sculpture—on loan from Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples—provides the occasion to explore Tiberius's character and career. Through twists of fate and familial circumstance, he succeeded Augustus to become Rome's second emperor. Yet, ill at ease with his position, he famously removed himself to the island of Capri for the final decade of his reign. This exhibition has been co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples.

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