talks

8 shows found
Monet and Things: How the Artist Orders the World
3:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Monet was passionate about nature, but he also was committed to organizing its myriad forms in highly structured, personalized compositions. Paul Tucker, professor emeritus of art at the University of Massachusetts, explores the intricate relationships Monet established in his paintings and the ways they reveal aspects of his life and times.
7/30/2017 3:00 PM
Photography and the Post-Industrial City
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event, Ticket Required

In the spirit of Thomas Annan who recorded the people, the landscape and the built environment in Glasgow during the rise in 19th-century Scotland, this panel convenes photographers who use their cameras to document American cities experiencing decline in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
8/2/2017 7:00 PM
Drinking in the Past: Medieval Microbrews
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Tickets: $65; ages 21 and over

All year round, from sunrise to sunset, families in medieval Europe made and drank fermented beverages for health, pleasure and profit. Join curator Bryan C. Keene and certified beer expert Mark Mark Keene in savoring the history of beer, ale, , and mead in this tasting program that pairs art with medieval and (tastier) modern brews. Beer tasting enjoy on the outer terrace following the talk. Complements the exhibition Illuminating Women in the Medieval World. Complimentary parking.
8/4/2017 6:00 PM
Happy Birthday, David Hockney
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Lawrence Weschler, author of True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney, convenes a conversation with friends, colleagues, and admirers of David Hockney. Participants include artists Tacita Dean and Ramiro Gomez, and physicist Charles Falco.
8/8/2017 7:00 PM
Euripides' Iphigenia and the Downfall of Athens
3:00 PM
Auditorium, Getty Villa
Free Event; Ticket Required

Nicholas Rudall takes a closer look at Greek playwrights and their interpretations of the Agamemnon story.
9/9/2017 3:00 PM
Imperial Radiance: Luxury Arts in the Land of the Incas
3:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Joanne Pillsbury of the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the development of luxury culture in the ancient Andes, from the earliest ornaments in gold created over 3000 years ago in Peru, to the spectacular achievements of artists in the royal courts of the Inca, including Machu Pichu. Complementing the exhibition  Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas, this talk casts new light on the brilliance of ancient American artists and their legacy.
9/17/2017 3:00 PM
Masks and the Uncanny, in Africa and Beyond
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Z. S. Strother explores concepts of masking an masquerading using African case studies.
10/12/2017 7:00 PM
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Christopher de Hamel. a Fellow of Corpus Christi College in Cambridge and one of the leading experts on medieval manuscripts, examines twelve key manuscripts including the Getty's Spinola Hours. Join de Hamel as he travels the globe to visit these handmade treasures and expertly unlocks their mysteries, introducing us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, librarians, thieves and collectors in the process.
11/1/2017 7:00 PM
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