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Congratulations to Luis Alfaro and the entire Getty Villa Outdoor Theater team for winning the LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award for Best Playwriting for an Original Play for "Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles." #OvationAwards #gettyvilla

Guards at the Taj and The Boy From Oz Win 2017 Ovation Awards | Playbill

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To celebrate the birthday of Paul Cézanne, take a closer look at "Young Italian Woman at a Table," with leading scholar Richard Brettell from The University of Texas at Dallas. Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence #onthisday in 1839. This lecture was presented as part of the 2016 Getty Museum Distinguished Lectures, "Toward a Modern Beauty: Manet, Gauguin, Cézanne." Watch now: [ Bit.ly Link...
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Tonight Pacific Standard Time is in Hollywood w/ cultural leaders from SoCal and beyond to celebrate #PSTLALA!

Where music meets art: Café Tacvba and Santa Cecilia join L.A. Phil to kick off PST LA/LA

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01/18/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
This Saturday Anne-Lise Desmas presents, "Bouchardon in Rome."

Anne-Lise Desmas, head of the department of sculpture and decorative arts at the Getty and co-curator of the exhibition "Bourchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment," explores the fruitful years sculptor Edme Bouchardon spent in Rome.

At the Getty Center, 3:00 p.m. PT. Free | Advance ticket required: [ Getty.edu Link ]

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01/18/2017 at 19:11. Facebook
"Two seemingly humble black-gloss vases trace a connection to Sir John Beazley, the great British scholar of ancient Greek pottery." Read the article on Getty Iris by curator David Saunders: [ Getty.edu Link ]

The New Black

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01/18/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Head over to our @gettymuseum Instagram account today to see some stellar selfies to celebrate #MuseumSelfieDay!
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01/17/2017 at 23:12. Facebook
"To find out what appeals to so many photographers about this combination, I combed through our tags and mentions to track down a few up-and-coming Instagram stars to find out how they found out about the Getty, and why they took this iconic image."

Read Tristan Bravinder's post on Getty Iris: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Why are So Many Instagrammers Taking the Same Photo at the Getty?

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01/17/2017 at 21:50. Facebook
Need another reason to visit the Getty Villa? Share your love for art and antiquities by becoming a Getty Villa Site Docent. Applications are now being accepted through February 1. For more information and to apply online visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: Getty Docent Jo Hearn
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01/17/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Curator Rheagan Martin gives a preview of the exhibition "Remembering Antiquity: The Ancient World through Medieval Eyes," opening January 24. In a unique display of manuscripts and antiquities from the Museum’s collections, this exhibition explores medieval responses to the ancient world.

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01/17/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Opening today at the Getty Center, "The Sculptural Line," on view through April 16. Although drawing and sculpting may appear profoundly different, for artists these two disciplines have often been intertwined. This exhibition presents the role sculpture can play in the art of drawing, as well as the function of drawing in the art of sculpture. Explore the exhibition and plan your visit: [...
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01/17/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Saint Anthony looks up from his prayer book and rosary to see a beautiful woman offering a chalice. Anthony Abbot withdrew to the Egyptian desert in the 300s to live a hermit's life. According to his biographer, Anthony endured many assaults from the devil in the form of seductive and horrible visions. Here the illuminator, Lieven van Lathem, presented the saint's desert retreat as if it were...
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01/16/2017 at 16:06. Facebook
"This is not a black holiday; it is a people's holiday.” - Coretta Scott King

On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Bill into law after fifteen years of lobby by King's window, Coretta Scott King. The first official holiday was observed on the third Monday of January in 1986.

Today we honor the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest...
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In two weeks, on January 29, The Getty will participate in Museums Free-For-All. Of course, the Getty is always free, but in honor of Museums Free-For-All, if you take public transit to the Getty and show your TAP card at The Getty Store you’ll receive 10% off your purchase!

Check out our Visit page to plan your trip and for more information on how to Go Metro to the Getty Center and Getty...
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01/15/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Closing in two weeks, "Recent Acquisitions in Focus: Latent Narratives." This exhibition features multipart photographic works by William Leavitt, Liza Ryan, Fazal Sheikh, and Whitney Hubbs. Juxtaposing images of people, places, and things, the works present fragmentary, enigmatic narratives that nonetheless establish a powerful, almost palpable atmosphere or mood. Explore the exhibition and...
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01/15/2017 at 20:40. Facebook
The subject of this badge is the allegorical figure of Prudence, a popular subject during the Renaissance. With Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance, Prudence was one of the four Cardinal Virtues. Signifying wise conduct, she holds a mirror that she uses to see herself truthfully. The jewel was probably intended to be worn by a woman, possibly to invite Prudence's protection or to symbolize the...
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01/15/2017 at 16:54. Facebook
Today at 3:00 p.m. Susan Jaques, author of "The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia," joins Edward Goldman, host of KCRW ArtTalk," to discuss the empress's art collecting and its impact on Russia, as well as on museums and culture far beyond her nation's borders. Free | Advance ticket required: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Marble statue of Catherine II in the guise of...
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01/14/2017 at 23:14. Facebook
"Edmé Bouchardon's extraordinary drawings changed the way sculpture looked." Read the Los Angeles Times article: [ Lat.ms Link ]

"Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment" is on view through April 2. Explore the exhibition and plan your visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Edmé Bouchardon's extraordinary drawings changed the way sculpture looked

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01/14/2017 at 18:39. Facebook
One of the best spots for a selfie at the Getty Center is the "Paneled Room (salon de compagnie)." The painted doors and panels and the gilt plaster relief sculptures in the overdoors in this room come from the main reception room of a house built for Jean-Baptiste Hosten. In this project, one of Ledoux's last, the architect called on some of the most celebrated painters and sculptors of his...
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01/13/2017 at 20:31. Facebook
In Jan van Goyen's world, the sky goes on forever, the land is broad and flat, and the air is almost palpable. The water, nearly glass-smooth, reflects clouds, castle and boats gliding across it. A coach-and-four with red-coated coachman and passengers skates across on a ferry, lobster fishermen draw up their net, and cows complacently drink in the tranquility. A restrained palette of blue,...
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