talks

11 shows found
Walter Hopps: The Dream Colony
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

The Dream Colony: A Life in Art is a vivid, personal, and irreverent account of the innovative, iconoclastic curator (1932-2005), begun a few years before his death. Deborah Treisman, the fiction editor of The New Yorker, who shaped Hopps' oral accounts into this autobiography, offers an enlightening chronicle of Hopps' life and some of the greatest artistic minds of the 20th century.
6/28/2017 7:00 PM
Choreography of the City: Hans Scharoun's Philharmonie as a Landscape of the Mind
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Architectural historian Kurt W. Forster discusses how the Berlin Philharmonic reconfigures the very notion of a concert hall.
7/12/2017 7:00 PM
Bacchus Uncorked: The Past on Tap: Feasts and Fermented Brews in Ancient Europe
Saturday 5:00 to 8:00 PM; Sunday 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Auditorium & Café Terrace, Getty Villa
Tickets $65 (includes parking)

Hear from archaeologist Bettina Arnold how artifacts found at burial sites, and residue scraped from inside a 2500-year-old bronze cauldron, shed light on feasting and power-drinking in pre-Roman Europe. Then join beer expert Mark Mark Keene to taste brews inspired by ancient ingredients including a malt-and-honey beverage based on the cauldron's contents.
7/15/2017 To 7/16/2017
In Conversation: Frank Gehry and Kurt Forster
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Architect Frank Gehry and architectural historian Kurt W. Forster discuss parallels in the architecture of Berlin and Los Angeles.
7/19/2017 7:00 PM
Power in Patronage
3:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

In the Middle Ages, women of great wealth and social status often exercised their power and influence through the objects they commissioned, especially books. Christine Sciacca, associate curator at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, introduces several women book patrons, including a duchess, a middle class woman, and a community of nuns who commissioned manuscripts for their personal use, who shaped the history of medieval book production as we know it today.
7/23/2017 3:00 PM
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 Ticker, 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
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
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