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January 2009

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Self-Guided Visits Still Available

School Visits

Make your lessons on visual art, language arts, history, social science, and science come alive—take your students on a field trip to the Getty! Self-Guided Visits to the Getty Center are still available before June 2009.

See our Visit Activities for ideas about how to structure your Self-Guided Visit.

Request a Self-Guided Visit to the Getty Center.

See the School Visit section of our Web site for updates and more information.

Students sketch in the Central Garden during a Self-Guided Visit at the Getty Center.
Students sketch in the Central Garden during a Self-Guided Visit at the Getty Center.

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Spectacular Manuscript Paintings

Current Exhibition

See over 80 spectacular paintings from The Belles Heures ("beautiful hours") of the Duke of Berry, a masterpiece of medieval manuscript illumination. A highlight of The Cloisters Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the book was recently unbound to allow for restoration, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view all of its major miniatures in a single display. Don't miss the chance to see the Belles Heures unbound for the first time in its 600-year history.

Adapt the lesson "Telling Stories: Symbols of a Life" to teach about narrative in these paintings. High school students can identify the narrative elements in the images, and learn how artists use symbolic imagery to communicate the larger narrative. Students then write their own narratives about a person and use visual symbols to create an illumination that communicates important events in that individual's personal narrative.

View the lesson "Telling Stories: Symbols of a Life."

See how medieval books were made and learn more about the exhibition The Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry, on view through February 8, 2009.

The Duke of Berry on a Journey/ Limbourg brothers
The Duke of Berry on a Journey (detail) in the Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry, Limbourg brothers, 1405–8/9. Image courtesy of and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1, fol. 223v)

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Ovid's Abduction of Europa: Three Baroque Perspectives
Friday Febuary 13, 2009
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Museum Lecture Hall
The Getty Center

Courses and Demonstations

Anne Woollett, associate curator, Department of Paintings, explores three portrayals by Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Lorrain, and Guido Reni of one of Ovid's most popular tales—the abduction of the princess Europa by the god Jupiter disguised as a bull. A guided gallery tour follows the lecture.

Tickets are $15, but we have 40 complimentary seats for LAUSD "C"-track teachers who are off-track.

RSVP to (310) 440-7300

Learn more about this event and get tickets.

The Abduction of Europa/ Rembrandt
The Abduction of Europa, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1632

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Major Changes in the Galleries

School Visits

Getty Bookmarks

Did you know that works of art at the Getty Museum are often moved to new locations? Before you bring your class to the Getty, make sure all the artworks you want to visit are on view. Here is one change:

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Oval Basin/ attributed to Palissy

Gallery Closure
Galleries on the first floor of the North Pavilion are closed for renovations and will reopen in May of 2009. These galleries include displays of the Getty's collection of antiquities, glass, ceramics, and bronze sculpture.

Find the location of a work of art by using Getty Bookmarks. Register for an account and you'll always know the most current location of your bookmarked artworks. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check Getty Bookmarks on the day of, or the night before, your visit.

Register for Getty Bookmarks now!

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