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Performances and Films/Videos
Lectures and Conferences
Tours and Talks
Japanese American National Museum
Hammer Museum
Museum of Latin American Art
January 15, 2008
Courses and Demonstrations
Miniature Painting (Studio Course)
Tuesday January 15, 2008
1 pm - 5 pm
Museum Studios, Getty Center

Exquisite miniature paintings adorn the pages of illuminated manuscripts. Join artist Sylvana Barrett for this two-session workshop and learn about medieval pigments and historic painting techniques while creating a miniature painting on handmade goatskin parchment. Complements the exhibitions Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Decorated Letter. Course fee $65; $50 students. Open to 25 participants.
Part One: Tuesday, January 15, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Part Two: Tuesday, January 22, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Tours and Gallery Talks
Getty Center
Architecture Tour
Tuesdays - Thursdays and Sundays through June 29, 2008
10:15 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Museum Entrance Hall, Getty Center

Getty Center architecture tours are offered daily by docents. Tours last 30–45 minutes. Meet outside in front of the Museum Entrance Hall.

Halberdier / Pontormo
Collection Highlights Tour
Daily through June 29, 2008
11 am
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Offered in English and Spanish on weekends. Meet at the Museum Information Desk.

Central Garden
Garden Tour
Daily through June 29, 2008
11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Central Garden, Getty Center

Garden Tours are offered daily by docents. They focus on the Central Garden and landscaping of the Getty Center site. Tours last 45–60 minutes. Meet in front of the Museum Entrance Hall.

Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art Exhibition Tour
Daily through January 20, 2008
1:30 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

A special one-hour exhibition overview of Medieval Treaures from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Meet at the Museum Information Desk.

Focus Tour: Medieval and Renaissance Art
Tuesdays through June 30, 2008
3 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Enjoy a one-hour tour focusing on the Getty's medieval and Renaissance collections by exploring the art and culture of these related and distinctive historic periods. Meet at the Museum Information Desk.

Classical Connections: The Enduring Influence of Greek and Roman Art
Daily through December 31, 2009

North Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

This installation of antiquities demonstrates the relationship of ancient art to later work, showing some of the themes, techniques, and motifs borrowed by later artists—from mythology to decorative design—and the approach to the human figure known today as the classical ideal. This permanent collection installation is on view in the North Pavilion.

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Please Be Seated: A Video Installation by Nicole Cohen
Daily through January 11, 2009

South Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

Internationally recognized video artist Nicole Cohen (American, b. 1970) explores the intersection of historical interiors, the social behaviors they conditioned, contemporary popular culture, and fantasy. Her project for the Getty Museum focuses on the Museum's collection of French seating furniture and its original and museological contexts. Viewers are invited to engage in a participatory experience, forming personal, imaginative narratives through video projections that render the chairs virtually accessible.

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Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art
Daily through January 20, 2008

Exhibitions Pavilion, Getty Center

The Cleveland Museum of Art houses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of early Christian, Byzantine, and European medieval art. This is the first traveling exhibition to showcase a significant number of the museum's masterpieces from this collection including objects dating from the 3rd to the 16th centuries. The exhibition includes more than 120 works of art executed in a variety of media. Paintings, sculpture, metalwork, decorative arts, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts offer a rich survey of the arts and culture of medieval Europe. Prior to the Getty, the exhibition was installed at the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, and is organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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China on Paper: European and Chinese Works from the Late Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century
Daily through February 10, 2008

Research Institute Exhibition Gallery, Getty Center

Illustrated books, prints, and maps from the special collections of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute tell the story of mutual interest and collaborative works produced by Chinese and Europeans from the late 16th to the early 19th century. Highlights include a rare series of prints of the European Pavilions of the Yuanmingyuan, called the Garden of Perfect Clarity, designed in the mid-18th century by the Milanese architect Giuseppe Castiglione for the Qianlong emperor.

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André Kertész: Seven Decades
Daily through April 13, 2008

West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center

Celebrating the quality and diversity of Kertész's long career in photography, this exhibition comprises approximately 55 prints drawn from the Getty's collection that the artist made in Hungary, France, and the United States, where he lived for 40 years. This exhibition is organized chronologically and geographically, beginning in Hungary, where Kertész was born in 1894 and made his first photograph in 1912, then moving to rare small prints made in Paris, where he emigrated in 1925. The final section presents photographs made in New York, where he lived and worked from 1936 until his death in 1985.

The Goat's Dance: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide
Daily through April 13, 2008

West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center

The work of Mexico City photographer Graciela Iturbide (b. 1942) is featured in a show of about 140 prints drawn from a combination of sources, including the Getty Museum's holdings, the collection of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, and the artist's own archives. Not strictly a retrospective of the photographer's career, this exhibition highlights Iturbide's work with surviving indigenous communities in southern Mexico (such as the Zapotec Indians of Juchitán and the Mixtec Indians of Huajuapan), outsider immigrant groups in East Los Angeles (like members of the White Fence and Maravilla gangs), and those struggling at La Frontera, the U.S./Mexico border. Concentrating on this international artist's North American pictures, it examines her more recent landscape studies from the American South as well as Mexico, and presents images from Iturbide's native city created almost 40 years.

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In Focus: The Nude
Daily through February 24, 2008

West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center

The unclothed human figure became a camera subject shortly after the discovery of photography was announced in 1839. From that point forward, artists have been challenged to use a variety of photographic materials and processes to find new ways of picturing the nude. This exhibition, which is drawn exclusively from the Getty Museum's collection of photographs, brings together the work of over 25 innovative photographers who have left their mark on the history of the genre.

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The Decorated Letter
Daily through January 27, 2008

North Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

The pages of medieval manuscripts feature richly illuminated letters. Vines and luxuriant leaves twist together to create initials; humans, animals, and mythological beasts create words; and entire stories unfold within the forms of individual letters. This exhibition explores the categories of illuminated letters found in manuscripts dating from the 800s to the 1500s, shedding light on the trends that shaped medieval artistic production.

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January 15, 2008
The Getty Villa is closed to the general public on this date.