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Home to one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Center sits atop a hill in Brentwood just off the 405 Freeway. It’s lauded for its modern architecture and expertly manicured...
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Family of Mann: Iconic Photography at the Getty Center

2 months ago by Shana Nys Dambrot
Photographer Sally Mann's landmark career survey exhibition is on view through Feb. 10, with a daily free 15-minute spotlight tour that offers the perfect introduction.

Paris: Life & Luxury at the Getty Center: Vibe la Revolution!

8 years ago by Shana Nys Dambrot
Monday night's opening party for the Getty Center's opulent new exhibition, Paris: Life & Luxury, was a well-heeled and extremely civilized affair. The solid gold, satin-embroidered, lavishly embellished, glossy-lacquered, ornate frame-laden upper galleries were furnished partly with high-profile loans but mostly with benignly neglected items from the Getty's immeasurably vast...

Dine à la Pacific Standard Time at the Getty Center + A Waldorf Salad Recipe

7 years ago by Kathy A. McDonald
Banners for the Getty's Pacific Standard Time (P.S.T.) initiative appear to be on every light pole citywide. There are 60+ exhibitions covering every aspect of Los Angeles' postwar art scene from 1945 to 1980 at art museums and galleries across Southern California. That post-war fixation extends to the Getty Center's...

Van Dyke Parks, Inara George - Getty Center - 11/5/11

7 years ago by Sean J. O'Connell
See also: Van Dyke Parks Re-emerges with a Set of Singles An Invitation with Inara George and Van Dyke Parks The Harold M. Williams Theater at the Getty 11-5-11 Better than...listening to Shelley Duvall sing for an hour and a half. High above the 405, in a theater as steep...

A Torah, a Bible and a Qur'an Come Into the Getty...

5 months ago by Tanja M. Laden
As a way to provide context to its newly acquired, 13th-century Rothschild Pentateuch, the department of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum has chosen to display the Medieval Torah with a Christian Bible from the Middle Ages written in Latin and a 9th-century Qur'an, effectively highlighting the similarities between Judaism, Christianity and Islam by emphasizing their common origin: Abraham.

Suffering for Fashion in 18th-Century France

1 month ago by David Cotner
Artist-at-Work: French Fashion is Maxwell Barr's salon, in which he'll dress a live model and unveil the daily undertaking required to assemble ensembles the coordination of which rivals any NASA rocket launch.

Not Your Average Valentine's Day: Celebrating Love in L.A.

6 days ago by Erin Maxwell
Valentine’s Day is upon us, and whether you're in a solid relationship, a questionable coupling or flying solo, the city is packed with things to do. From rocking out at the Rainbow to solving a murder mystery to getting creative making cakes and crafts to catching movies and music for lovers (and haters), the City of Angels offers countless ways to either celebrate or escape the Hallmark holiday. There are so many fun options, you just might will fall in love - if not with a partner, then with our city all over again.

The Getty Villa: Dinner and a Show

8 years ago by Kathy A. McDonald
To coincide with the fall outdoor theater performances of SITI Company's Trojan Women (After Euripides) -- the classic Greek tragedy, not an expose of USC sorority girls -- the Getty Villa's restaurant is serving dinner. Typically the scenic café is open only for lunch while the upstairs more formal Founder's...

The Getty's Video Blockbuster

11 years ago by Doug Harvey
For an exhibition dealing with one of the most quintessentially ephemeral of art-historical media, the Getty’s “California Video” is packing more than its share of baggage. The Getty Museum’s first historically significant contemporary-art survey (and a major push forward in the covert campaign to contemporize the institution’s mandated premodern stuffiness),...


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