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Free Getty Family Festival in August

Features Gospel Music, Salsa Dancing, and More

July 21, 2000

Los Angeles--The next Getty Family Festival offers a full day of fun for children, families, and all Getty visitors on Sunday, August 13, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Special musical performances include gospel singing by the Up Choir, salsa music and dance by Charanga Cubana, East Indian dance by Malathi Iyengar and the Rangoli Dance Company, and folk songs of Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, and Persia by Nevenka. This day-long celebration also features interactive storytelling, art-making workshops inspired by the exhibition Painting on Light, and giant puppets.

Painting on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Dürer and Holbein features exquisite stained-glass panels that have survived the centuries, along with the drawings on which they were based. Festival visitors can explore the exhibition and make a stained-glass-inspired artwork to keep.

The theatrical group "We Tell Stories" presents an interactive version of The Emperor's New Clothes, in which the kids in the audience become stars in the play. Outside, storytellers Ellaraino and Derf Reklaw also weave fantastical tales.

Getting to the Getty:
Everyone is welcome! Parking reservations are required for those coming by car. For public parking reservations or information, call (310) 440-7300. Visitors arriving by public transportation (MTA #561 and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus #14) and college students with current student I.D. (only one I.D. required per car) do not need advance reservations. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305.

Getty Family Festival
Schedule of Events for Sunday, August 13, 2000

Live Music and Dance on the Plaza Stage in the Museum courtyard

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Nevenka-Women's folk chorus singing songs from Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, and Persia.
12:45-1:45 p.m. Malathi Iyengar and the Rangoli Dance Company-East Indian music and dance
2:30-3:30 p.m. Up Choir-Gospel music
4:15-5:15 p.m. Charanga Cubana-Salsa music and dance

Storytelling outside on the Research Institute Lawn

10:30-11:15 a.m. Ellaraino and Derf Reklaw
1:45-2:30 p.m. Ellaraino and Derf Reklaw Storytelling in the Museum Lecture Hall 12:15-1:00 p.m. We Tell Stories-The Emperor's New Clothes
3:45-4:30 p.m. We Tell Stories-The Emperor's New Clothes

Puppets seen Getty-wide are inspired by James Ensor's painting Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889 from the J. Paul Getty Museum collection

11-12:30 p.m. Michelle Berne's 12-foot-tall Ensor Puppets
2:15-3:45 p.m. Michelle Berne's 12-foot-tall Ensor Puppets Workshops featuring hands-on, art-making activities in the Museum courtyard
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Create and send a postcard
10 a.m.Ð5 p.m. Create a frame
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Heraldry WorkshopÐteacher TBA
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Painting on LightÐDavid Orozco All day Be a Getty Art Detective

The Getty Family Festival is produced by Community Arts Resources, Inc. (CARS)


In addition to the Getty Family Festivals, the Getty Center offers ongoing daily activities for families (in English and Spanish) that are available in the Museum:

Family Room - Experience "Picture Yourself," a playful view of portraits, along with gameboxes, puzzles, picture books, computers, and other resources to make the most of a visit with children. Investigate techniques that artists use to make a portrait. Try on a costume similar to one in a painting-smile behind the marquesa's fan or pose on stage as the ambassador. Read a story or simply relax.

Gallery Games - "Perplexing Paintings" and "The Getty Art Detective" are games that help you explore the Museum through an art treasure hunt. Go at your own pace and get to know works of art. Gameboxes can be checked out in the Family Room.

Family Audioguide - Hear the "moo" when you view the painting A Maid Milking a Cow in a Barn. Listen to the sound of sculpture coming to life as a dragon's jaw cracks open. Hear stories and fun facts about intriguing works of art in the Audioguide's 24 family stops, which help generate discussion between children and adults. For rental ($3.00) in the Museum's entrance hall.

Art Information Rooms - In four rooms throughout the Museum, you can examine how art is made, touch real parchment and gold leaf, or page through books. Also available is Art Access, an interactive multimedia computer system with information about works of art in the Getty collection. Knowledgeable docents are on hand to answer your questions.

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