Talks

9 shows found
Come As You Are: Fashion Photography and the 1990s
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
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Ivan Shaw, photography director for Condé Nast, leads a discussion with leading fashion photography professionals about changes in the industry at the end of the 20th century. Participants include photographer Glen Luchford. Additional participants will be announced.
10/2/2018 7:00 PM
The Body Politic: Hilton Als and Paul Sepuya: Intimate Bodies
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
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Informed by a critical understanding of art history, photographer Paul Sepuya complicates the relationship between artist and subject, challenging conventions in the genres of the nude and self-portrait. New Yorker theater critic Hilton Als joins Sepuya to discuss representation, nudity, and intimacy.
10/13/2018 7:00 PM
LA Phil Fluxus Festival: Fluxus Learning Event
2:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall; Getty Center
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Leading Fluxus scholar Natalie Harren will use the Getty’s extensive archives of Fluxus-related ephemera (including original scores) to present the movement in its historical context for an illustrated talk titled Fluxus: Historical Origins and Contemporary Resonances. Christopher Rountree and members of the LA Phil will perform Ben Patterson’s Instruction No. 2 (Please Wash Your Face) of 1964, and Rebekah Heller of the International Contemporary Ensemble will lead a participatory workshop designed around the music of Pauline Oliveros in the outdoor setting of the Central Garden.
10/14/2018 2:00 PM
Trees, Shadows, Kissing Couples, Heads, and Knees: Reading Edvard Munch's Symbolism
3:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
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Allison Morehead, professor of art history at Queen's University in Canada, addresses the ambiguity in Edvard Munch's symbolist paintings, including Starry Night (1893) in the Getty Museum's collection. By viewing elements of Starry Night in reference to Munch's other paintings, Morehead traces the ways in which the artist's work creates loose networks of associative imagery that are best read as interchangeable links in chains of meaning.
10/14/2018 3:00 PM
Craft in America: VISIONARIES
2:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
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The Getty research institute presents the world premiere of the newest episode from PBS' award-winning documentary series Craft in America. This episode features book artist Felicia Rice, weaver Kay Sekimachi, textile designer and founder of Longhouse Reserve Jack Lenor Larsen, collector Forrest L. Merrill, and artists of Black Mountain College. Art made in Japanese-American internment camps is also explored as part of this episode.
10/20/2018 2:00 PM
The Nude on the Road to Perdition during the Renaissance (and Today)
3:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
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Renaissance nudes have long been associated with the loftiest achievements of European art. The perfection of an idealized body was equated with virtue. yet, the sensuality of some depictions of the nude body walked a fine line between abstract notions of pure beauty and in-your-face eroticism. Thomas Kren, curator of the Renaissance Nude, considers the discomfort that many of these masterpieces aroused during their time, and the admiration and outrage still provoked by nude depictions today.
11/4/2018 3:00 PM
New News from Old Jerusalem: Resetting the Historical Clock
3:00
Auditorium, Getty Villa
Free Event; Ticket Required

Archaeologist Yuval Gadot discusses new discoveries and research that are transforming how we understand Near Eastern history and Biblical text.
11/11/2018 3:00 PM
Sally Mann
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
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On the opening day of the exhibition  Sally Mann: A Thousand Words at the Getty Museum, renowned photographer Sally Mann reads from and discusses her book Hold Still: A memoir with Photographs. A finalist for the National Book Award, and named one of the best books of 2015 by the New York Times, Washington Post and National Public Radio, Hold Still is a revealing and deftly rendered personal history. Mann's preoccupation with family, mortality, and the landscape of the American South comes through as vividly and intimately in her text as it does in her photographs.
11/16/2018 7:00 PM
Medieval Armenia's Artistic Beauty
3:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
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Helen, Evans, curator of Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan Museum, Discusses how Armenia's artistic tradition helped the nation retain its identity during the Middle Ages, as it became an important center for trade routes uniting East and West. Along the way, Armenian artists adapted different visual forms and transformed them into a unique pictorial language that incorporated influence as widely spread as Persia, Byzantium, and Western Europe.
11/18/2018 3:00 PM
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