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Beyond the Ordinary: A Conversation with Three Conceptual Artists from Argentina
4:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

During the 1960s and 1970s, amid a tense political climate, the art scene in Argentina fostered a radical break with traditional forms give rise to conceptual practices. The unconventional artistic production of this period often involved the employment of photography in highly experimental ways. Three of the leading artists of this period-Carlos Ginzburg, Luis Pazos, and Leandro Katz-discuss their work and their experiences with Idurre Alonzo, co-curator of the exhibition Photography in Argentina, 1950-2010:Contradiction and Continuity.
1/27/2018 4:00 PM
After Concretism: Audiovisual Experiments in Brazil
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

This showcase of music, films, and videos produced by Brazilian artists and filmmakers associated with the Concrete art movement and its aftermath explores the interdisciplinary aspects of Concreteism-in particular, how the moving image served as an outlet for experimentation during the 1960s and 1970s.
1/30/2018 7:00 PM
Caravaggio: An Overview
3:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Distinguished art historian Michael Fried, professor emeritus of humanities at Johns Hopkins University, takes off from each of the three great paintings on loan at the Getty Museum from the Galleria Borghese in Rome to provide an overview of Caravaggio's remarkable, world-translating achievement.
2/11/2018 2:00 PM
Priceless Objects?: Tales from the Art Market
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
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Senior curators at the Getty Museum join director Timothy Potts to discuss some of the exceptional recent additions to the collection. These extraordinary works of art come to the Museum after extensive efforts by the Getty team to identify, research, and evaluate them. Whether the art is acquired through gift, purchase, or at auction, behind each work lie stories of dogged perseverance and the skilled navigation of the notoriously complicated art market.
2/13/2018 7:00 PM
Sexuality, Sanctity and Censorship: A Conversation with Artist Ron Athey
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
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Queer artist Ron Athey is internationally recognized for his engaging and controversial performances, which often draw from or respond to the long tradition of saintly martyrdom in art. In this conversation, Ron Athey and Kim Russo, associate provost at Otis College of Art and Design, consider sexuality, gender identity, and censorship in relation to the exhibition Outcasts: Prejudice and Persecution in the Medieval World.
2/15/2018 7:00 PM
Thinking Like a Roman: How to Renew America's Polarized Landscape
1:00 PM
Auditorium, Getty Villa
Free Event; Ticket Required

Can Lessons from ancient Rome help resolve contemporary political struggles? While many historians are skeptical given Rome's history of conquest, slavery, and autocratic rule, classicist Joy Connolly suggests that the Roman example paves the way toward lively, civil discourse on hot-button issues. Connolly Proposes that Roman thinkers, especially Ciscero, can help us better understand our political values and talk with one another across political affiliations.
2/24/2018 1:00 PM
Sonnets and Sonatas presents Animals!
7:30 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
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How do artists and composers evoke, imitate, mock, or pay tribute to animals, which are both our best companions and our radical "other"? This lecture-concert attempts to answer this question through a presentation by Laure Murat, professor of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA, and performances of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Faure, Rameau, Rossini, Cage, Gershwin, and others. With special guest Vincent Penot, clarinetist of the Opera de Paris, in his U.S. debut.
2/24/2018 7:30 PM
Provenance Research - A Personal Concern
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

In this conversation, prominent art historians and researchers examine reasons for tracing the history of an artwork's ownership.
3/1/2018 7:00 PM
Paper Play in Photography
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
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Virginia Heckert, curator of photographs, speaks with artists whose work is displayed in the exhibition Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography. They discuss the integral role of paper in their practice, either in their creation of paper sculptures for the sole purpose of photographing them, or their employment of cutting, folding, and layering to imbue representational photographs with tactile qualities.
3/7/2018 7:00 PM
Love Her to Death...and Back: the Enduring Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, followed by reception
Auditorium, Getty Villa
Tickets: $35. Complimentary parking.

Enjoy an afternoon of art and music inspired by an underworld love story. The program features talks about the Greek Myth and its continuing allure, a presentation by maestro James Conlon on LA Opera's production of Orpheus and Eurydice, a special musical performance, and a reception with after-hours viewing of the museum's galleries.
3/11/2018 1:00 PM
Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in the Middle Ages and Today
3:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event, Ticket Required

Historians Sara Lipton and Hussein Fancy examine the fraught status of Jews and Muslims in western Europe during the Middle Ages, and discuss the often entwined histories of these of two groups, both of whom were cast as outsiders. The discussion, moderated by Jihad Turk, sheds light on contemporary experiences as well.
3/11/2018 3:00 PM
India through a European Lens: Seventeenth Century Images and Words
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event, Ticket Required

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, distinguished professor of history at UCLA, examines the perception of India in 17th-century western Europe, as mediated through images (prints, miniatures, etc), as well as by words, especially those of travelers, traders, and missionaries. Special attention is paid to the Dutch perspective, and how it may have impacted the work of Rembrandt. Complements the exhibition Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India.
3/14/2018 7:00 PM
In Conversation: Carolee Schneeman on Her Art and Archive
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Carolee Schneemann, one of the pioneers of 1960s feminist art, discusses the practical and aesthetic aspects of her archive, house at the Getty Research Institute.
3/20/2018 7:00 PM
Art of Writing: Geoff Dyer's The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Award-winning author Geoff Dyer presents his new book, a masterfully curated selection of 100 photographs by American artist Garry Winogrand. Critics describe it as "a lesson in the pleasures of seeing" by a "savvy, observant, and highly entertaining guide."
3/21/2018 7:00 PM
How to Look at Egyptian Art
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Renowned expert on ancient art, Robert Bianchi, former curator in the Department of Egyptian, Classical and Ancient Middle Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum, explains how ancient Egyptians approached the visual arts, and how we can understand what they created.
3/28/2018 7:00 PM
Drawing from Mughal India in the Age of Rembrandt
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

To elucidate the importance of India for the Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669) and other Europeans of his time, this symposium traces historical, political, economic, and artistic points of contact between Europe and the Mughal Indian Empire in the early modern period. Taking the Getty’s exhibition Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India as a starting point, scholars will demonstrate how Mughal paintings and drawings were received in Europe not as merely exotic curiosities, but also as objects possessing specific associations of political authority and exceptional artifice. Participating speakers in the symposium include historians Benjamin Schmidt, Carolien Stolte, and Jos Goomans, and art historians Jessica Keating, Chanchal Dadlani, and Navina Haidar.
4/8/2018 10:00 AM
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