Today Thursday January 29, 2015

Today Thu Jan 29, 2015

The Getty Center

View of the Getty Center
  • Spotlight of the Week

    Daily January 27 - February 1, 2015
    12 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore one of Josef Koudelka's iconic photographs featured in the exhibition Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful during this 15-minute talk. Meet 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.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Daily January 27 - February 1, 2015
    10:30 am, 12 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore one of Josef Koudelka's iconic photographs featured in the exhibition Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful during this 15-minute talk. Meet at the Information Desk.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through March 1, 2015
    11 am, 1 pm
    Museum Galleries, 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 outside at the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum.

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  • Focus Tour: Era of Impressionism

    Daily through March 8, 2015
    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 Information Desk. 

  • Focus Tour: Fit for a King

    Daily through March 1, 2015
    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 at the Information Desk.

  • Gallery Tour

    Thursdays through April 16, 2015
    2 pm
    Research Institute Galleries I and II, Getty Center

    This one-hour gallery tour provides an in-depth view of the exhibition World War I: War of Images, Images of War. Meet in the Research Institute lobby.

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  • Exhibition Tour: Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful

    Daily through March 13, 2015
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This 45-minute talk explores the exhibition Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful, a retrospective of the exiled Czech photographer's five-decade long career. Meet at the Information Desk.

  • World War I: War of Images, Images of War

    Daily through April 19, 2015
    Research Institute Galleries I and II, Getty Center

    World War I: War of Images, Images of War examines the art and visual culture of the First World War—a conflict of unprecedented mechanized slaughter as well as a struggle over the cultural dominance and direction of Europe. The exhibition juxtaposes the representation of the war in visual propaganda with its depiction by artists who experienced the brutality firsthand. Drawing principally from the Getty Research Institute's special collections, the exhibition features a range of satirical journals, prints, posters, and photographs as well as accounts from the front, including a war diary, correspondence, and "trench art" made by soldiers. Through such archival and graphic material, World War I: War of Images, Images of War captures the trauma of this first modern war.

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  • Give and Ye Shall Receive: Gift Giving in the Middle Ages

    Daily through March 15, 2015
    North Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

    In the Middle Ages, gift exchange helped people define their relationships to family and friends, to acquaintances and strangers, to God and to church. This exhibition, drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, examines models for giving found in scripture and in the lives of the saints, explores how gift giving functioned in medieval society, and highlights the special role of the medieval book as a gift.

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  • Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful

    Daily through March 22, 2015
    West Pavilion, Lower Level, Getty Center

    After photographing theatrical productions in Prague and Roma settlement camps across Eastern Europe, Josef Koudelka (born 1938) risked his life and career to document the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. His images of the event, smuggled into the West and reproduced worldwide, forced his exile. This exhibition—the first U.S. retrospective devoted to Koudelka since 1988—presents more than 180 works produced over six decades by this legendary photographer, including early photographic experiments, vintage Gypsies book prints and maquettes, and a selection of large-scale panoramas that he has made since 1986. This exhibition was co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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  • In Focus: Play

    Daily through May 10, 2015
    West Pavilion, Lower Level, Getty Center

    The introduction of photography in 1839 coincided with major social and economic changes spurred by the Industrial Revolution and a burgeoning culture of leisure. In addition to documenting historic events, this new medium was used to record the everyday, including the many ways people spent their free time. With the advent of faster film and handheld cameras, dancing and carousing were captured with the same enthusiasm as moments of respite and quiet contemplation. This exhibition traces the development of play as a photographic subject through the works of artists such as Eugène Atget, Roger Fenton, Lauren Greenfield, Bill Owens, and Larry Sultan among others.

  • 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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The Getty Villa

View of the Getty Villa

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

  • Garden Tour

    Thursdays, Saturdays
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 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.

  • 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.

  • Collection Spotlight Tour

    through June 29, 2015
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-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.

  • Exhibition Spotlight Tour

    Daily through May 10, 2015
    12 pm - 12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Explore the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy in this 30-minute tour, and learn about these monumental vases and their 19th-century restoration history and recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Tea by the Sea

    Thursdays
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Getty Villa

    Enjoy Tea by the Sea, a special dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow at the Villa. Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of sweet and savory sandwiches and pastries, along with fruits, cheeses, and a varied selection of teas. After tea, you can tour the Villa's authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens with knowledgeable docents, then spend the rest of the afternoon savoring the Villa's exhibitions and permanent collection. $36 per person.

    Please reserve in advance.   Call (800)369-3059 or email us at BonAppetitReservations@getty.edu 

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  • Collection Highlights Tour

    through June 29, 2015
    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 Highlights Tour

    Wednesdays - Sundays through May 10, 2015
    2 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

    Join a gallery educator for an hour-long tour of the exhibitions Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville and Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy. Explore how these magnificent and sometimes monumental objects provide evidence of elite behavior in both daily life and at death, and discover the history of their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Culinary Garden Tour

    Thursdays, Saturdays
    2:30 pm - 3 pm
    Getty Villa

    Enjoy a 30-minute food-themed tour of the Getty Villa's gardens as you explore the plants, herbs, and fruits used for cooking in antiquity. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Handling Session: Greek Vases

    Thursdays through May 7, 2015
    11 am - 12 pm
    Reading Room, Getty Villa

    How were Greek vases made? Find out in this multisensory handling session! Touch tools and materials similar to those used by ancient potters and painters, ranging from riverbed clays to mouse-whisker brushes. Discover the hidden techniques used to shape and decorate these ancient painted vessels in the black-figure and red-figure styles. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Tea by the Sea

    Thursdays
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Getty Villa

    Enjoy Tea by the Sea, a special dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow at the Villa. Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of sweet and savory sandwiches and pastries, along with fruits, cheeses, and a varied selection of teas. After tea, you can tour the Villa's authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens with knowledgeable docents, then spend the rest of the afternoon savoring the Villa's exhibitions and permanent collection. $36 per person.

    Please reserve in advance.   Call (800)369-3059 or email us at BonAppetitReservations@getty.edu 

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  • Culinary Garden Tour

    Thursdays, Saturdays
    2:30 pm - 3 pm
    Getty Villa

    Enjoy a 30-minute food-themed tour of the Getty Villa's gardens as you explore the plants, herbs, and fruits used for cooking in antiquity. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • 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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  • Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy

    Daily through May 11, 2015
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    Thirteen elaborately decorated Apulian vases provide a rich opportunity to examine the funerary customs of peoples native to southern Italy and the ways they used Greek myth to comprehend death and the afterlife. Displayed following a six-year conservation project at the Antikensammlung Berlin and the Getty Villa, these monumental vessels also reveal the hand of Raffaele Gargiulo, one of the leading restorers of nineteenth-century Naples. His work exemplifies what one concerned antiquarian described as "dangerous perfection," and the vases on view offer a window into the ongoing debate concerning the degree to which ancient artworks should be repaired and repainted.

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  • Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville

    Daily through August 17, 2015
    Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

    Accidentally discovered by a French farmer in 1830, the spectacular hoard of gilt-silver statuettes and vessels known as the Berthouville Treasure was originally dedicated to the Gallo-Roman god Mercury. Following four years of meticulous conservation and research at the Getty Villa, this exhibition allows viewers to appreciate their full splendor and offers new insights about ancient art, technology, religion, and cultural interaction. The opulent cache is presented in its entirety for the first time outside Paris, together with precious gems, jewelry, and other Roman luxury objects from the royal collections of the Cabinet des médailles at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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