Press Room Search

Current Press Releases
Archived Press Releases

News Home Archived Press Releases

Archival Information
For recent information, please see Current Press Releases.

Quarterly News Bulletin and Exhibition Schedule

Spring 2000

Table of Contents:

In This Issue
New Exhibitions Opening Spring 2000
Continuing Exhibitions and Installations
Future Exhibitions- through May 2001
Performances, Readings, and Events
Lectures, Conferences, and Symposia

News Around the Getty
Getty in the Community
Getty in Print

All exhibitions located in the J. Paul Getty Museum unless otherwise indicated.

New Exhibitions Opening Spring 2000

The Skirball Cultural Center and the Getty Collaborate
Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture
April 4-July 25, 2000
This international traveling exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center explores the life and work of Sigmund Freud--one of this century’s most remarkable and influential figures. Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture will underscore Freud’s key ideas and show how notions of the self--identity, memory, childhood, repression and sexuality--have been shaped in relation to his work. It is composed of three major sections: "Section One: Formative Years" begins in late 19th-century Vienna, the milieu of Freud’s early professional development. "Section Two: The Individual: Therapy and Theory" examines key psychoanalytic concepts and how Freud used them in some of his most famous cases. "Section Three: From the Individual to Society" focuses on the diffusion of psychoanalytic ideas, Freud’s speculations about the origins of society, the social functions of religion and art, and how crises reveal fundamental aspects of human nature. Throughout the exhibition, words and image--often contentious, sometimes humorous--attest to the impact of Freud’s ideas on the 20th century. Vintage photographs, prints, and manuscripts will be displayed, along with home movies of Freud and objects from his study and consulting room. This exhibition was organized by the Library of Congress in cooperation with the Sigmund Freud-Museum in Vienna and the Freud Museum, London. Local funding was provided by the J. Paul Getty Trust. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Skirball Cultural Center and the Getty Center will host an array of programming including film, lectures, and seminars. (See Lectures for related programs at the Getty Center. For information about related programs at the Skirball Cultural Center, members of the press can call 310-440-4578.)

Carmontelle’s Transparency: An 18th-Century Motion Picture
March 14-May 28, 2000
Among the forerunners of the modern motion picture was the transparence, a pictorial narrative that suggested animation when rolled through the aperture of a hand-cranked optical viewing box. Especially popular in France during the mid-1700s, these objects were often created on translucent paper and lit from behind. They were designed as amusements, evoking events unfolding through time. In 1996, the Getty Museum acquired a monumental transparency nearly 12 feet long by the French draftsman, designer, and writer Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle (1717-1806). This work, Figures Walking in a Parkland (around 1780-1800), is displayed at the Museum for the first time. In a sequence of scenes, it shows a couple strolling at leisure through a park rich in monuments, temples, and follies. A viewing box like those used by Carmontelle is also shown, along with other drawings of the period. Press release

The Gualenghi-d’Este Hours: Art and Devotion in Renaissance Ferrara
May 9-July 30, 2000
One of the most important Italian manuscripts in the Museum’s collection, the lavishly illuminated Gualenghi-d’Este Hours, is the gem of this exhibition. Created around 1469--most likely for the marriage of diplomat Andrea Gualengo to Orsina d’Este, a member of Ferrara’s ruling family--the book of hours is a masterpiece by Taddeo Crivelli, one of the major Renaissance manuscript illuminators. It is presented with paintings, medals, other manuscripts, sculptures, and printed books lent from collections in the United States and Europe. The exhibition examines the book’s vivid devotional imagery in relation to contemporary works of art and explores its significance for its 15th-century patrons. An illustrated monograph accompanies the exhibition. Press release

Italian Manuscript Illumination
May 9-July 30, 2000
This exhibition presents 22 manuscripts, leaves, and cuttings from the Museum’s holdings of Italian book illumination. These works bear witness to the significant institutions, events, and people that shaped the history and the appearance of the Italian peninsula in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Some books were owned by political leaders, including Niccolò d’Este, marquis of Ferrara. Others were made in important monasteries, such as Montecassino, founded in 529 by Saint Benedict. Many were made in the service of the cult of saints, for church ritual, for study at universities, and for private libraries. Among the artists represented are Pisanello, Girolamo da Cremona, and Antonio da Monza.

Continuing Exhibitions and Installations at the Getty Center

Foundry to Finish: In the Studio of Adriaen de Vries
Through April 9, 2000
The installation explores the lost-wax process of bronze casting through the work of one of the most skillful casters ever, Dutch sculptor Adriaen de Vries (1556-1626). It includes 13 working models of one of his masterpieces, the Getty’s Juggling Man (about 1615), and provides a step-by-step demonstration of his sculpting and casting process, from building the internal armature to breaking open the mold that contained the cast bronze. Press release

Poussin Landscapes by Leon Kossoff
Through April 16, 2000
Leon Kossoff is a distinguished British painter famous for his forcefully and thickly painted scenes of London life and portraits. He is also known for making free copies after old master paintings, part of a long tradition stemming from the Renaissance and continuing through Degas and Picasso. Kossoff recently turned to the great 17th-century painter Nicolas Poussin to make a series of large drawings and etchings after well-known figure and landscape compositions. The Getty Museum took the unusual initiative of lending its newly acquired Landscape with a Calm by Poussin to the National Gallery in London so Kossoff could work from it. A dozen brilliant, imaginative variations of the composition soon followed. The Getty displays these and other related works with the Poussin originals. The exhibition coincides with a larger show of works at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Drawn to Painting: Leon Kossoff’s Drawings and Prints after Nicolas Poussin (on view January 20-April 2, 2000). Press release

The Psalms and Their Illustration
Through April 23, 2000
Featuring the Museum’s newly acquired deluxe French Gothic psalter illuminated by the Master of the Ingeborg Psalter, this exhibition celebrates the importance of the psalms in medieval book illumination and reveals the splendor and variety of the illustrative programs developed to accompany them. The 20 illuminated manuscripts and leaves on view, all from the Museum’s permanent collection, include prayer books and religious service books from the 12th to the 15th century. Press release

Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty
Through May 7, 2000
The J. Paul Getty Museum commissioned 11 outstanding Los Angeles-area artists to create new works based on the Getty’s collections. Through a wide variety of media, the artists’ responses challenge and inform our ideas about art--both of the past and of the present. Participating artists are: John Baldessari, Uta Barth, Sharon Ellis, Judy Fiskin, Martin Kersels, John M. Miller, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Lari Pittman, Stephen Prina, Alison Saar, and Adrian Saxe. Lisa Lyons is guest curator. An illustrated catalog accompanies this exhibition. A wide array of programs are being offered in conjunction with this exhibition. See Lectures and Performances, Readings, and Events for related events. Press release

The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals
Through May 21, 2000
Research Institute Exhibitions Gallery
This exhibition presents 17th- and 18th-century prints and festival books capturing the designs of edible art created for celebrations in major European courts and cities. These designs for towering sculptures and lavish food decorations that glorified the court of Louis XIV at Versailles set a standard for ephemeral art imitated throughout Europe. Also featured are early cookbooks such as Juan de la Mata’s Arte de la Reposteria (The Art of Confectionary), a classic how-to published in 1747 about making desserts in the form of palaces, fortresses, other large buildings, and gardens. Among other highlights are a selection of Neapolitan prints of grand edible monuments that feature triumphal arches, ancient ruins, obelisks, fountains, and even fireworks. Press release

Carleton Watkins: From Where the View Looked Best
Through June 4, 2000
One of the most skilled and adventurous photographers of the 19th century, Carleton Watkins (American, 1829-1916) was among the first to capture the majesty of the western landscape--especially the natural wonders of California--while anticipating stylistic developments of the 20th century. Drawing from the Museum’s definitive collection of more than 1,400 works by Watkins, this exhibition explores the growth of the artist’s style during a career spanning more than 50 years. Highlights include several of his astonishing large-scale (mammoth plate) images made throughout California, Oregon, Montana, Arizona, and Nevada. This exhibition was developed in cooperation with the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, which has lent two large Watkins albums never before publicly displayed. Press release

Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection
Featuring works dating from 2500 B.C. to the 6th century A.D., this installation highlights Greek and Roman antiquities from the Museum’s collection. Included is a 5th-century B.C. limestone-and-marble statue of a goddess believed to be Aphrodite; a rare, early Cycladic harpist dating to 2500 B.C; and the Lansdowne Herakles, which was one of J. Paul Getty’s favorite works. The exhibition also features numerous works from the Fleischman collection, acquired by the Museum in 1996, including a magnificent bronze cauldron with a grinning satyr and a spectacular ensemble of jewelry worn by a Greek woman more than 2,000 years ago.

Back to table of contents

Future Exhibitions- through Winter 2002

German and Swiss Drawings from the Permanent Collection
June 6-August 20, 2000
This exhibition, complementing Painting on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Dürer and Holbein, will highlight Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein the Younger, Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, Urs Graf and others. The exhibition will explore the range of German and Swiss draftsmanship of the 16th and 17th centuries through figure and compositional studies, designs for prints and decorative objects, and portraits.

Making a Prince’s Museum: Drawings for the Late Eighteenth-Century Redecoration of the Villa Borghese in Rome
June 17-September 10, 2000
Research Institute Exhibitions Gallery
This exhibition and accompanying catalog will highlight some 50 unpublished drawings, primarily from the Getty Research Institute collections as well as from various institutions in Rome. The well-preserved drawings, mostly by father-and-son architects Antonio and Mario Asprucci who supervised the redecoration, will be shown with other drawings and prints that detail the development of the villa since the early 17th century. The catalog will explore strategies of display and the meaning in the decoration of the villa's casino. As a semipublic museum, the Villa displayed the family's impressive collection of ancient and modern sculpture.

The Man in the Street, Eugène Atget in Paris
June 20-October 8, 2000
In about 1890, Eugène Atget devised a photographic campaign to document endangered aspects of Parisian public life and history. He took a tripod-mounted view camera into the streets to record the visible remnants of the city’s past as preserved in its architecture, neighborhood streets, shop windows and signs, popular pastimes, and customary outdoor occupations. This exhibition will present an introduction to the enthralling-- if eccentric-- visual guide to Paris that he produced over 30 years. To provide context for Atget’s photographs, the images will be supplemented by selected works by photographers who worked in the streets of other cities. A book in the Getty’s In Focus series will accompany the exhibition.

Tradition and Innovation in Photography: Recent Acquisitions
June 20-October 8, 2000
This exhibition will present approximately 40 photographs, acquired by gift and purchase, which demonstrate the growth of the photographs collection since the Getty Center opened in December 1997. Works by Carleton Watkins, Edward Steichen, Dorothy Norman, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Gary Winogrand, Diane Arbus, Chuck Close, and David Hockney will be featured. The diverse processes and subject matter will illustrate the richness of the photographic medium and the scope of the Getty's acquisitions and programming objectives.

Painting on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Dürer and Holbein
July 11-September 24, 2000
During the late Gothic and Renaissance periods in Germany and Switzerland (from 1480 to 1530), the art of stained glass rivaled oil painting in importance. It was produced in large quantities, both as monumental windows for churches and as small panels intended for private homes. Most of the greatest German and Swiss artists of the period, including Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein the Younger, designed stained glass. This installation explores the creative relationship between artists and their work by uniting preparatory designs with the breathtaking windows that resulted from them. This is a unique opportunity to view the milestones of German and Swiss stained glass together with their connected drawings, generously lent by collections throughout the United States and Europe. This exhibition was co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

The Queen of the Angels
August 15-November 5, 2000
The exhibition focuses on the Virgin Mary in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and features artworks produced between 1160 and 1530, when the cult of the Virgin flourished. It explores the richness of Marian devotion and highlights her three most important roles: Virgin Mother, Queen, and Intercessor. The work of Gentile da Fabriano, Lieven van Lathem, Simon Marmion, Gerard Horenbout, Jean Bourdichon, and Simon Bening will be represented in 20 illuminated manuscript books and leaves and a painting from the Museum's permanent collection.

Peter Paul Rubens and the Art of Drawing in Flanders
August 29-October 22, 2000
Peter Paul Rubens, a major force of the Baroque era, is among the best represented artists in the Museum’s drawings collection. The Getty’s eight Rubens drawings span his career and exemplify his range--from book illustrations to nature and figure studies and religious scenes. The focal point of the exhibition will be the magnificent and newly acquired The Assumption of the Virgin (about 1624). This monumental drawing was a study for an engraving by Paulus Pontius, created to circulate Rubens’ masterful works to a wider public. The exhibition also will include drawings by Rubens’ predecessors and contemporary Flemish draftsmen such as Anthony van Dyck, Frans Snyders, Jan Cossiers, and Jacob Jordaens.

Mexico: From Empire to Revolution
October 21-January 21, 2001
Research Institute Exhibitions Gallery
This exhibition will explore photography’s historical importance in documenting places, events, and people. It will be divided into four overlapping sections illustrating Mexican history between the 1860s and 1910s. The first section will focus on the 1860s and the French occupation of Mexico, the presence of Maximilian, and resistance under the leadership of Benito Juarez. The second section will feature photographs of prehispanic culture from the 1860s-1880s. The third section will look at the character and growth of the city from the 1870s through the turn of the century, and the fourth section will focus on the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s.

Voyages and Visions: Early Photographs from the Wilson Family Collection
October 24, 2000-February 18, 2001
Drawn from the Wilson Family Collection, Voyages and Visions features photographs dating from the first announcement of photography in 1839 through the golden age of the 1850s--a particularly innovative period in the history of this new visual medium. As procedures were refined and materials improved, photographers ventured further afield in their attempt to document the world. The voyages and visions explored here cover most of the world’s continents through diverse photographs by masters including William Henry Fox Talbot, Roger Fenton, and Dr. John Murray. Founded by Michael and Jane Wilson, astute collectors of the medium, the Wilson Family Collection is based in Los Angeles and London.

Raphael and His Circle: Drawings from Windsor Castle
October 31, 2000-January 7, 2001
Through a collection of drawings that is among the world’s finest, this international traveling exhibition from Windsor Castle celebrates Raphael as one of Western art’s most influential figures. The pivotal figure of the Italian Renaissance, Raphael had a phenomenal capacity to absorb many influences, an unequaled sense of grace and harmony, and the organizational ability to execute large-scale commissions with a team of artists. His workshop in Rome enjoyed illustrious patronage and completed some of the defining projects of the High Renaissance, including the Vatican stanze and loggie for Popes Julius II and Leo X and the frescoes of Villa Farnesina for Agostino Chigi. This exhibition also will include works by Raphael’s teachers (his father Giovanni Santi and Pietro Perugino) and his followers (Giulio Romano, Perino del Vaga, Gianfrancesco Penni, and Polidoro da Carravaggio). A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue by Martin Clayton, assistant curator of the Print Room at Windsor Castle, explores these drawings by Raphael and his studio. The drawings forming the exhibition have been loaned from the Royal Library by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Raphael at the Getty: His Influence Across the Centuries
October 31, 2000-January 7, 2001
Selected drawings from the Museum’s collection will focus on Raphael’s impact on his contemporaries and on artists from following generations. Arguably more influential than Leonardo and Michelangelo, Raphael’s works have inspired students and masters throughout the centuries. This exhibition will present Raphael as a gifted teacher whose workshop assistants became distinguished and independent draftsmen--Giulio Romano, Perino del Vaga, and Polidoro da Caravaggio; their drawings also will be featured. Raphael’s works were adopted as models from the 17th through the 19th centuries, influencing, among others, Nicholas Poussin, Anthony van Dyck, and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. Drawings on display will demonstrate their fascination for this great genius of the Renaissance. This exhibition will complement Raphael and His Circle: Drawings from Windsor Castle.

The Art of Giving in the Middle Ages
November 21, 2000-February 4, 2001
This exhibition of 20 illuminated manuscripts from the Museum’s permanent collection explores the nature of gifts and the culture of giving in the Middle Ages. Gifts--often artworks of the highest quality--held an important place in ceremony and diplomacy, solidifying ties among princes and high-ranking clergymen. The exhibition sheds light on the motivations behind gift giving, the nature of gift exchange, and the special role of books as gifts. The exhibition features sumptuously illuminated books of history, scripture, and the Christian liturgy originating in Europe and the Byzantine Empire and dating from the 11th to the 16th century.

Shaping the Great City: Modern Architecture in Central Europe, 1890-1937
February 20-May 13, 2001
This landmark exhibition will explore the political, social, and cultural tensions that shaped the Austro-Hungarian Empire around the turn of the century when the demands of modernization and urbanization coincided with the empire’s aspirations for profound cultural innovation. The three main themes are the debate about new aesthetics and the dissemination of new architectural languages; the structure and symbols of the modern city; and the relationship of architecture to the new social and political order that emerged after the First World War. The exhibition will consist of architectural drawings, photographs, models, books, and printed ephemera. It was organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; and the Bundeministerium für Unterricht und Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Austria, in association with Kunstform Wien.

Illuminated Liturgical Manuscripts
February 20-May 6, 2001
The books consulted by bishops, priests, monks, and nuns in religious services are among the most splendidly illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This exhibition of 19 manuscripts and leaves dating from the 10th to the 16th century, all from the Museum’s permanent collection, highlights the illumination of liturgical books. It explores the different types of books and their characteristic illumination, the representation of the liturgy, as well as the way the liturgical celebration of events from Christ’s life and the commemoration of the saints marked the passing of the seasons for medieval Christians.

Back to table of contents

Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. Advance reservations for parking and seating are required; call 310-440-7300 (notice of cancellation is appreciated). Seating is general admission and reservations for free events are honored until 15 minutes before the start of the program. Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the program. Parking at the Getty Center is $5.

Sounds of L.A.--This free concert series celebrates the city’s rich musical culture. Call 310-440-7300 for parking and seating reservations. Limit of four seats per reservation. Press release

Perla Batalla: Two Worlds/One Voice
Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20, 2 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, the "queen of contralto soul," performs a distinctive blend of North American and Latin-influenced song cycles from her CD Mestiza. With a powerful and sublime voice, Batalla transcends musical genres and cultural borders.

Quetzal: from margin to center
Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27, 2 p.m.
Quetzal’s eight members offer an extraordinary range of music from the traditional sounds of Veracruz to the contemporary rhythms of East L.A.’s new "Chicano Groove."

The Francisco Aguabella Latin Jazz Ensemble and the Percussion Artists Workshop featuring Lázaro Galarraga
Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, 2 p.m.
The Francisco Aguabella Latin Jazz Ensemble and the Percussion Artists Workshop, with Lázaro Galarraga, perform an exuberant program of Afro-Cuban rhythms.

Scent of Norouz
Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 2 p.m.
In celebration of the Persian New Year, master musicians Hossein Omoumi and Pejman Hadadi perform Sufi ghazals (poems of devotion and love). Co-presented by the Persian Arts Society.
Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Russian Folk Orchestra
Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m.
The 25-member Balalaika orchestra and five-member dance ensemble preserve and celebrate a rich repertoire of Russian string music from the Balkans to the Black Sea. Directed by Iryna Orlava, graduate of the Kiev State Conservatory and winner of several international competitions.

The Multi-School Jazz Ensemble and Dwight Trible
Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2 p.m.
Some of the finest high-school jazz musicians from the Los Angeles area share the stage with innovative jazz vocalist Dwight Trible and his ensemble.

An Antigone Story--The acclaimed Cornerstone Theater Company presents a modern telling of Sophocles’ classic play with rock music, dance, and karaoke. With direction, adaptation, and music by Shishir Kurup. Commissioned by the Getty Museum to complement the exhibition Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty.
Friday, March 10, 8 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2:30 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 12, 2:30 p.m., Harold M. Williams Auditorium--Admission is free. Call 310-440-7300 for parking and seating reservations. Limit of four seats per reservation.

La Zamba del Chevy--As part of his project for the exhibition Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty, artist Rubén Ortiz Torres transformed a 1960 Chevrolet Impala into a dancing lowrider that gives three-minute outdoor performances on selected dates at the Getty.
Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, April 16, 2 p.m., Museum Plaza.

Family Festival--The Getty Museum hosts a day of celebration featuring performances by local dance and musical groups, storytelling, art-making workshops, and gallery activities. Demonstrations and hands-on activities related to the exhibition The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals will also be featured. The festival is produced for the Museum by Community Arts Resources. Admission is free. Call 310-440-7300 for parking reservations.
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Museum Courtyard.

Vinyl II: A Film by Stephen Prina--This short film by Stephen Prina, part of the exhibition Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty, was shot in the Museum galleries and focuses on the relationship between two paintings--The Musicians’ Brawl by Georges de La Tour and Christ Crowned with Thorns by Gerrit van Honthorst. Running time: about 20 minutes.
Daily at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.; also 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays (unless otherwise noted on schedule in Museum Entrance Hall), Museum Lecture Hall.

Poetry Reading with Molly Bendall and Jane Miller-- Nationally acclaimed poets Molly Bendall and Jane Miller read original works as part of an ongoing series presented by the Getty Research Institute in cooperation with the Poetry Society of America, Los Angeles.
Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m., Research Institute Lecture Hall--Admission is free. Call 310-440-7300 for parking and seating reservations.

Poetry, Art, and Humane Letters--Four acclaimed poets commissioned by the Getty Research Institute to write original works of poetry related to the scholar year theme "Humanities in Comparative, Historical Perspective" will read their work.
Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m., Harold M. Williams Auditorium--Admission is free. Call 310-440-7300 for parking and seating reservations.

John Ashbery’s poetry spans more than 45 years. Among his recent publications are Girls on the Run (1999), Wakefulness (1998), Can You Hear, Bird (1995), and And the Stars Were Shining (1994). His collection Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) was awarded the National Book Award for poetry, the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, and the National Book Critics Circle prize.

Gjertrud Schnackenberg’s works include The Throne of Labdacus, Supernatural Love: Selected Poems, 1977-1992, and A Gilded Lapse of Time. She has received awards including the Rome Prize of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Brandeis University Creative Arts Citation in Poetry, a 1998 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and a visiting fellowship from St. Catherine’s College at Oxford University.

Mark Strand is former Poet Laureate of the United States. His collection of recent poetry includes Blizzard of One (1998), Dark Harbor (1993), The Continuous Life (1990), and The Late Hour (1978). He has written eight earlier poetry books that have brought him honors and grants, including a MacArthur Fellowship.

Rosanna Warren teaches comparative literature at Boston University. Her recent books include a translation of Euripides’ Suppliant Women with Stephen Scully (1995) and a collection of poems, Stained Glass (1994). Her awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, and a Nation/Discovery Award.

Friday Nights at the Getty--This free series of insight and imagination features eclectic Los Angeles artists. The Museum’s galleries are open on Fridays until 9 p.m. Call 310-440-7300 for parking and seating reservations. Seating is general admission and tickets may be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limit of four seats per reservation.

My Getty Center: A Video by Judy Fiskin
Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
This screening of Judy Fiskin’s witty 16-minute video for the Departures exhibition, is a fictionalized account of the opening of the Getty Center and the concurrent arrival of El Nino. A Q&A with the artist follows.

Hae Kyung Lee and Dancers
Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles-based choreographer Hae Kyung Lee, in collaboration with composer Steve Moshier and the Liquid Skin ensemble, premieres a new original work and other works from her repertory.

Helios Dance Theater
Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Helios Dance Theater, directed and choreographed by Laura Gorenstein Miller, takes us on a visual and experiential contemplation of life in L.A. in her celebrated dance piece, "Angel’s Domain."

Hirokazu Kosaka’s "Silk Road"
Friday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Artist, Zen archer, and Buddist priest Hirokazu Kosaka creates a music and dance spectacle for the Getty.

Back to table of contents

Unless otherwise noted, events are open to the public and take place in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. Advance reservations for parking and seating are required; call 310-440-7300 (notice of cancellation is appreciated). The following events are free, but parking at the Getty Center is $5.

Exhibition Lectures--These lectures are presented in conjunction with exhibitions on view at the Getty Center.

Saturday, March 2, 4 p.m., Research Institute Lecture Hall--The Edible Monument: Festival Books and Prints from the Getty Research Institute Collection, Marcia Reed, Getty Research Institute collections curator, in conjunction with the exhibition The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals.

Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m.--Carleton Watkins: The Frontier West as Art and Spectacle, Douglas Nickel, curator of photographs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in conjunction with the exhibition Carleton Watkins: From Where the View Looked Best.

Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m.--Sites of Seduction: 18th-Century French Gardens, Carmontelle and the Folie Monceau, Eric Haskell, professor of French and humanities and director, Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, Claremont. The presentation will feature Carmontelle’s chef d'oeuvre of landscape architecture, La Folie Monceau, in conjunction with the exhibition Carmontelle’s Transparency: An 18th-Century Motion Picture.

Wednesday, April 26, 4 p.m., Research Institute Lecture Hall--The Garden of Earthly Delights, Ivan Day, British food historian and independent scholar who specializes in re-creations of Baroque banquet sculptures, in conjunction with the exhibition The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals.

Thursday, May 18, 4 p.m., Research Institute Lecture Hall--Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, Peter Brown, director of Fairfax House, England, in conjunction with the exhibition The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals.

Thursday, May 18, 7 p.m.--As Beautiful as it Deserves: The Making of the Bible of Borso d'Este, Charles Rosenberg, professor of the history of art, University of Indiana, in conjunction with the exhibition The Gualenghi-d'Este Hours: Art and Devotion in Renaissance Ferrara.

Artist Series--This lecture series explores the Getty collections from the perspectives of Los Angeles-based contemporary artists. The remaining lectures in the series feature artists speaking about their work for the exhibition Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty. Lectures take place at 7 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium.
Thursday, March 2--"Work: 1965-2000," John Baldessari.
Thursday, March 30--Lecture by Lari Pittman.
Thursday, April 13--"Kouros and Me: From Collection to Photograph," Martin Kersels.
Thursday, May 4--Lecture by Adrian Saxe.

Turning Pages: Becoming Art Historians--Turning Pages is a discussion series in which scholars, curators, critics, and arts administrators at the Getty Center talk informally about the books that "made a difference" in their approaches to the visual arts. Events in this series take place at 4 p.m. in the Research Institute Lecture Hall.
Tuesday, March 7--Weston Naef, Curator of Photographs; Ernst Osterkamp, Getty Scholar; Deborah Marrow, Director of Getty Grant Program; and Joan Weinstein, Senior Program Officer.
Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, May 2--TBA

The Future of the Past: Ancient Art in a New Millennium--In this lecture series, the Museum features innovative young scholars who work in North America and are developing new and exciting ways of looking at the past through art and material culture. The individual lectures address ancient art from a multidisciplinary perspective focusing on art history; anthropology; archaeology; and social, economic, and cultural history, as well as technological studies. Together, these lectures explore new views of ancient art and examine the future of its study in a new millennium.
Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m.--"Iconography of the Precious: Luxury Materials in the Ancient World," Kenneth Lapatin, assistant professor, Department of Art History, Boston University.
Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m.--"Another Man’s Persia: Cultural Interactions Between Athenians and Persians in 5th-Century BC," Margaret Miller, associate professor and chair, Department of Fine Art, University of Toronto.

Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture--These events are presented in conjunction with the international traveling exhibition Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture at the Skirball Cultural Center, on view April 4 through July 25, 2000. Admission is free. Call 310-440-7300 for parking and seating reservations. A wide array of programs including lectures, concerts, films, dance theater, comedy, and family workshops are being presented at the Skirball Cultural Center. For information about these programs, members of the press can call 310-440-4578.
Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m., Museum Lecture Hall--"Freud and the Visual Arts," Donald Kuspit, professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Kuspit discusses Freud’s disinterest in visual art and its affect on his analysis of Leonardo’s paintings and Michelangelo’s sculpture of Moses. Kuspit traces Freud’s elevation of the literary over the visual and the analyzable over the unanalyzable.
Tuesday, April 18, 4 p.m., Research Institute Lecture Hall--"Death Drive: Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty," Margaret Iversen, professor and head of the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, England. In Freud’s essay ‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle,’ Freud explores unresolved conflicts between love and death. Iversen discusses an aesthetic beyond the pleasure principle with an analysis of Robert Smithson’s sculpture Spiral Jetty, and interprets the work in relation to the death drive.

The Construction of Historical Meaning--This interdisciplinary lecture and seminar series focuses on how artifacts, events, places and people are understood when considered historically. Events in this series take place in the Research Institute Lecture Hall at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14--"How is Art History Shaped? Notes on Periods, Lists, Constellations, Flow Charts, Tables of Content, and Mental Map," James Elkins, professor of art history, theory, and criticism, Art Institute of Chicago.
Thursday, March 16--"Pensive Texts and Thinking Statues: Balzac with Rodin," Naomi Schor, Benjamin Barge Professor of French, Yale University.
Thursday, March 23--"The Wiemar Years: Physiognomy and Hermeutic," Willibald Sauerländer, professor emeritus, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich.
Tuesday, March 28--"Artist and Subject in Ming Dynasty China," Craig Clunas, professor, School of Cultural and Community Studies, University of Sussex, England.
Thursday, March 30--"After the Exodus of 1933: The Germanity of German Art," Willibald Sauerländer, professor emeritus, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich.
Thursday, April 6--Lecture by Ulrich Raulff, editor and chief for the Feuilleton "Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung."
Thursday, May 4--"Painful Truth: Stendahl’s Challenge to Historians," Carlo Ginzburg, professor and Franklin D. Murphy Chair of Italian Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
Thursday, May 11--Lecture by Michael Brenson, art critic, art historian, and educator in New York.
Tuesday, May 23--Lecture by Charles Merewether, curator, Getty Research Institute.
Tuesday, May 30--Lecture by Molly Nesbit, professor of art history, Vassar College.

Text, Performance and the Visual Arts--This lecture series will explore how text, performance, and the visual arts interact creatively with one another to convey meaning, tradition, and artistic vision.

Wednesday, March 15, 4 p.m., Research Institute Lecture Hall-"Art on the Western Front: The War One Recounts in Photographs and Text," Annabelle Melzer, visual and performing arts professor, University of Tel Aviv, Israel and visiting professor, Darthmouth College. Melzer will discuss little known theatrical performances that were scripted and performed by soldiers on the front lines during World War I.

Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m., Museum Lecture Hall--"The Ritual of Art Practice in the African Diaspora," Babatunde Lawal, art historian, Virginia Commonwealth University; respondent, Paul Carter Harrison, theater arts, Columbia University and visiting scholar, Getty Research Institute. Dr. Babatunde Lawal will discuss the role of the visual and performing arts in promoting civil society in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on the Gelede Festival. Respondent Paul Carter Harrison will address the relationship between African American theater and art practiced as ritual in the cultures of Africa.

Work in Progress--Scholars of art history and the humanities who are active in Southern California participate in informal discussions on current issues, topics, and themes in their research. These talks are designed to promote discussion between interested scholars and students. Organized in collaboration with the University of Southern California. Events in this series take place in the Research Institute Lecture Hall at 2 p.m.
Friday, March 24--"Standpoints and Our Form of Life: Wittgenstein’s House for His Sister in Vienna, 1926-1928," Whitney Davis, Department of Art History, Northwestern University.
Friday, April 21--"Pop Outside Manhattan, Inside LA," Cecile Whiting, Department of Art History, University of Southern California.
Friday, May 5--"Between History and Memory," Keith Moxey, Department of Art History, Barnard College.

Humanities in Comparative, Historical Perspective--The research theme for the Getty Research Institute’s scholar year, "Humanities in Comparative, Historical Perspective," focuses on the construction of art history and its relationship to other disciplines.
Thursday, April 20, 4 p.m., Research Institute Lecture Hall--Lecture by Emily Apter, professor and chair of comparative literature, University of California, Los Angeles.

Back to table of contents



Getty Museum Conservation Collaborations--As part of its continuing program of collaborative conservation projects, the Paintings Conservation Department at the Museum is undertaking the restoration of The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, a large painting by the Italian baroque painter Mattia Preti (1613-1699). The painting is from the collection of the St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, Kentucky, which was the first Roman Catholic cathedral west of the Allegheny Mountains. Construction on the cathedral began in 1816. The church contains an interesting group of paintings that were originally given to the Bishop of Bardstown by the Duke of Orleans in the early 19th century. After completion of the restoration, the painting will be placed on view in the Museum galleries for a short time before returning to Kentucky.

China Principles Project--In April, the nine core members of the China Principles Project team, drawn from China’s State Bureau of Cultural Heritage, together with Australian Heritage Commission representatives, will visit the Getty Center. The project, co-organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, is developing national principles for the conservation and management of heritage sites in China. The team will be in the United States for a two-week study tour of cultural heritage sites that will include an examination of conservation and management issues and practice in the U.S., and discussions with GCI staff. Meetings will be held in Los Angeles and in New Mexico with the National Park Service at Chaco Canyon, with New Mexico State Monuments, and with private community-based preservation organizations such as Cornerstones and Native American pueblo leaders. The tour is the last in a series of site visits that have taken place in Australia and China.

Wall Paintings Conservation at the Mogao Grottoes--As part of the Getty Conservation Institute’s project for the conservation of wall paintings at the Mogao Grottoes in China, the project team will return to Mogao in March for a two-week campaign to continue developing the conservation plan for Cave 85. During this period, the team will review and evaluate the treatment tests carried out in fall 1999 and will perform additional treatment testing. The team will also undertake emergency stabilization of the areas of exfoliating paintings in Cave 85. A two-day meeting to discuss environmental and hydrological issues at the site is scheduled for the end of the campaign and will include the participation of environmental and hydrology experts from Osaka University, the GCI, and the Dunhuang Academy.

Mosaics In Situ--As part of the Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation of mosaics in situ, the project team will be working in Tunisia and Israel this spring. In April, the training of mosaics conservation technicians in Tunisia will continue with a two-week session. This is the project’s first campaign carried out in collaboration with the Florence-based Opificio delle Pietre Dure, which is working with the GCI to develop and implement a training curriculum with the Tunisian partner, the Institut National du Patrimoine. In May, the project team will return to Caesarea, Israel, to conduct the periodic six-month monitoring of the mosaic comparative exposure test that was begun in November 1999 with the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Workshop on Archaeological Site Management Planning--The Getty Conservation Institute--in collaboration with Loyola Marymount University and with generous funding from the Rothschild Foundation--is organizing a workshop on archaeological site management planning to take place in Corinth, Greece, in May 2000. Approximately 50 attendees from the Middle East, (primarily Jordan, Israel, and Palestine) will participate. The workshop’s objective is to help guide planning processes and policies in the relevant countries, as well as to encourage further regional discussion, planning, and collaboration. Following a presentation and panel discussion of two case studies--Petra in Jordan and Masada in Israel--the archaeologists, architects, conservators, tourism developers, and others participating in the workshop will conduct a planning exercise using the site of Corinth.

Cathedral of Santiago, Chile--A Getty grant of $52,700 is enabling a multidisciplinary team of Chilean specialists--including architects, conservators, historians, and engineers--to conduct detailed structural, historical, and photographic surveys of the Cathedral of Santiago in Chile. Located in Santiago’s historic center, the Cathedral and its adjacent chapel are considered to be among the finest neoclassical buildings in Latin America. The surveys will help develop a comprehensive plan for the Cathedral’s conservation. The project will also include local architecture students in the conservation process by providing opportunities to assist with project-related research and fieldwork, and to receive on-site training in conservation methods.

Conservation Work Completed at Santa Maria Maggiore Mosaics, Rome-- Conservation work on the renowned 5th- and 13th-century mosaics in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore has been completed and the mosaics are once again on view. The basilica has been one of Christianity’s most important religious landmarks since its founding by Pope Sixtus III in the 5th century and is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Getty funds supported preliminary planning and analysis, as well as the actual conservation of the mosaics. The project to conserve the mosaics--which span the surface of the triumphal arch and the architraves of the nave--was developed after architectural repairs to the basilica revealed that water infiltration posed a significant threat to their long-term survival.

Central Park’s Bethesda Terrace--A recent Getty grant of $250,000 is supporting the conservation of Central Park’s Bethesda Terrace in New York City. The project, undertaken by a team of architectural conservators and engineers, is focused on the conservation of the sandstone structure of the arcade and of the 1868 Minton tile ceiling. The ceiling is made up of over 16,000 ceramic tiles created by the Minton Company of Stoke-on-Trent, England and is believed to be the only surviving Victorian encaustic tile ceiling. The project represents the implementation of a comprehensive conservation plan funded by the Getty and the National Endowment for the Arts in 1997. The current grant is leveraging an additional $250,000 through matching funds to be raised by the Central Park Conservancy.

Back to table of contents

Curating Community II: Comparative Analyses in Art History--The second in a series of Research Institute workshops exploring the challenge of representing community, "Curating Community II" will bring together art historians, cultural theorists, and historians. These scholars, in conversation with a small group of Research Institute staff and institutional partners, will focus on the growing attention to community-based visual practices. Specifically, it will explore ways of thinking about the political, moral, and aesthetic complexities of cultural representations, particularly as they have influenced academic disciplines such as art history and critical or cultural studies.
Monday, March 27, 2000

"(Un)Stable Strategies: Reflections on the Archaeology of Art History"--This dissertation workshop will encourage advanced doctoral candidates to participate in stimulating, intensive discussions with faculty members. As part of the Getty Research Institute’s scholar year theme Humanities in Comparative, Historical Perspective, the workshop will focus on critical issues in the history of art history and will promote the sharing of ideas on the candidates’ specific projects and on the state of the discipline. No more than 12 students will be selected to participate with several faculty members from diverse areas of concentration.
Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, 2000

Art History and --The Getty Research Institute is focusing throughout this academic year on the history of art history in the context of the humanities, and in spring 2000 will discuss fields that have a close but ambiguous relation to art history: architecture, photography, and cinema (these areas are sometimes seen as separate from art history). Discussions will address what is at stake in the division and connection of these areas to art history and explore what counts as art history and why.
Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21--Art History and Architecture Workshop
Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25--Art History and Film Workshop
Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16--Art History and Photography Workshop

Arab Foundation for the Image Photographic Collection--The Arab Foundation for the Image, a new organization dedicated to locating, collecting, and preserving the photographic heritage of the Middle East and North Africa, was just awarded a Getty grant of $76,000. Funds will be used for the scholarly cataloguing and organization of the Arab Foundation’s collection of over 11,000 photographs from 1860 to 1960. The photos were taken by resident photographers and document both the modernizing of the Arab world as well as photographic practices in the region. Both the images and related documentation will be accessible online through the organization’s Web site at http//

Back to table of contents

Getty Museum Weekend Family Workshops
--Gallery teachers lead children from ages 5 to 13 and their caregivers through the Museum using these theme-related activities. Participants then work in the studios to create art projects of their own. Advance reservations required.

In March and April, workshops focus on the theme, "Framing the Picture" and in May, on "Courtly Portraits" and are offered in English and Spanish at 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in Studios A and B on these dates:
In English: Saturday, March 4, Sunday, March 5, Saturday, April 1, Sunday, April 2, Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7
In Spanish: Sunday, March 12, Saturday, April 8, Sunday, April 9, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14

Families visiting the Getty Center can also enjoy a variety of other regularly scheduled activities, including storytelling (every weekend at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.), audioguide tours and the Family Room. All family activities are offered in English and Spanish. Call 310-440-7300 for family workshop reservations and further information.

Getty Museum Spanish-Language Resources--The Museum offers a wide variety of services and programs in Spanish every day, including gallery talks, audioguide recorded tours, and the Family Room resources. All family programs are offered in Spanish: Storytelling on alternate Saturdays (11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.); Weekend Family Workshops on Sunday, March 12, Saturday, April 8, Sunday, April 9, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14; and architecture tours every Thursday at 11 a.m. and noon. For further information, call 310-440-7300.

New Gardens Tour--Getty Center docents offer a new walking tour of the Getty’s gardens, including an overview of the Center’s flora. Visitors will be introduced to the site’s four planting zones through stops at the Museum courtyard, the cactus garden, the palm court, and overlooking Robert Irwin’s Central Garden. Tours will be offered daily and last approximately one hour. For more information call 310-440-7300.

Artist Demonstrations--Artists demonstrate techniques used in works in the Museum’s collection. All demonstrations take place in the Museum’s East Pavilion Art Information Room from 1-4 p.m.
Thursday, March 2--Sylvana Barrett demonstrates Trecento Italian egg tempera techniques used in paintings in the Getty collection.
Thursday, March 9--Sylvana Barrett demonstrates Renaissance distemper techniques used in paintings in the Getty collection.
Sunday, March 16--Sylvana Barrett demonstrates Renaissance oil techniques used in paintings in the Getty collection.
Thursday, April 14--Sylvana Barrett demonstrates Baroque oil techniques used in paintings in the Getty collection.
Sunday, March 12, Sunday, March 26 and Sunday, April 9--Anthony Zepeda demonstrates drawing and printing techniques while using imagery from the Getty collection to create new works of art. This demonstration complements the exhibition Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty.
Tuesdays, May 2, 9, and 16 and Thursdays, May 4, 11 and 18--Stephen Berkman demonstrates wet Collodian process photography, a technique used by photographer Carleton Watkins. This demonstration complements the exhibition Carleton Watkins: From Where the View Looked Best.

Making Sense of Modern Art Interactive Database--The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) was awarded a Getty grant of $150,000 to support Making Sense of Modern Art, an interactive multimedia educational program that will explore important works of art, key issues, and defining moments in the history of 20th-century art. To create the program, a team of the Museum’s curators, conservators, and education staff, as well as outside experts including artists, art historians, critics, and collectors, will draw from the collections of SFMOMA and important examples from other collections. The program will be accessible in SFMOMA galleries, on the World Wide Web, and through a CD-ROM publication. Related materials directed toward teaching at the K-12 levels will also be developed and made available to teachers online at

Plains Indian Museum Project--A matching grant of $200,000 will support the development of new interpretive materials for the Plains Indian Museum in Cody, Wyoming. The collection is recognized as one of the country’s finest collections of Plains Indian art and material culture. It includes over 5,000 objects dating from 1830 to the present. Visitor research revealed that the Museum’s current exhibitions from the late 1970s provide visitors with only limited information about the many tribes that comprise the Northern and Southern Plains Indian cultures. Grant funds will enable the Museum to develop multimedia educational materials, such as recordings of oral histories, languages, and songs, as well as new displays and wall labels that will provide additional information about Plains Indian cultures, art, and history. Resource materials for K-12 teachers will also be developed and made available online at the Museum’s Web site at

Back to table of contents

Community Collaboration Workshop--
Offers community organization leaders an orientation to the Museum and teaches them to design and lead a tour that meets their group’s needs. Call 310-440-7300 to register.
Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Studios A and B

Preserve L.A.--The application deadline is March 31, 2000 for Preserve L.A., the Getty’s new historic preservation initiative supporting the conservation of Los Angeles County’s rich architectural heritage. This initiative complements the Getty’s recent $1.1 million grant to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the Save America’s Treasures campaign, which supports conservation planning projects throughout the United States. The local initiative provides funds to the stewards of historic sites in Los Angeles to develop conservation master plans. Funds also are available for the conservation of select model projects. Application forms and additional information is available online at and from the office of the Getty Grant Program by calling 310-440-7320.

Back to table of contents

Publications can be ordered through the Getty Trust Publications Online catalog at or by telephone at 800-223-3431. For review copies, contact Getty Trust Publications at 310-440-6795.

Seeing the Getty/Seeing the Getty Gardens: Boxed Souvenir Set
Dazzling color photographs of the Getty Center--from the noted architecture to the breathtaking outdoor spaces--combined in a handsome boxed set.
J. Paul Getty Trust. $21.95 paperback.

Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty
Lisa Lyons
A surprising glimpse at specially commissioned works, produced in response to objects in the Getty Museum, by the following 11 internationally acclaimed contemporary artists: John Baldessari, Uta Barth, Sharon Ellis, Judy Fiskin, Martin Kersels, John M. Miller, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Lari Pittman, Stephen Prina, Alison Saar, and Adrian Saxe.
J. Paul Getty Museum. $24.95 paperback.

Walker Evans: Florida
Essay by Robert Plunket
Fifty-four of this master photographer’s little-known images of the Mangrove Coast in Florida, with lively commentary by comic novelist Robert Plunket.
J. Paul Getty Museum. $19.95 cloth.

Time and Bits: Managing Digital Continuity
Edited by Margaret MacLean and Ben H. Davis
Explores the long-term implications of relying on current digital technology to preserve our cultural memory.
Getty Research Institute. $9.95 paperback.

Piero Giovanni Guzzo and Antonio d’Ambrosio
An insightful guide to the history of Pompeii along with beautiful photographs of the ruins, frescoes, and art objects of the city.
Published by L’Erma di Bretschneider and distributed in North America by the Getty Museum. $24.95 paperback.

Aldo Rossi: I Quaderni Azzurri
Aldo Rossi
A limited-edition facsimile of notebooks--filled with thoughts, musings, and superb sketches--by Pritzker-Prize winning Italian architect and theorist Aldo Rossi (1931-97). Co-published with Electa, Milan.
Getty Research Institute. $600.00 boxed set.

European Drawings 4
Catalogue of the Collections
Nicholas Turner
Reproduces and describes all the works acquired from 1995 to 1998, a time when particular emphasis was placed on strengthening the Museum’s collection of French drawings.
J. Paul Getty Museum. $75.00 cloth.

The Victory of the New Building Style
Walter Curt Behrendt
Introduction by Detlef Mertins
Translation by Harry Francis Mallgrave
Published in German in 1927, Behrendt’s principle theoretical work, which boldly advocates international modernism to the general public, is now available in English. Getty Research Institute, Texts & Documents series. $29.95 paperback.

The Group Portraiture of Holland
Alois Riegl
Introduction by Wolfgang Kemp
Translation by Evelyn M. Kain
Now in English for the first time, Riegl’s influential study argues that portraits by 16th- and 17th-century painters in Holland, such as Rembrandt and Frans Hals, differed radically from those done in Italy during the same time, and reflected a more democratic relationship among the figures and with the viewers outside the frame.
Getty Research Institute, Texts & Documents series. $55.00 paperback.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals on Disc
New, Cumulative Edition, 2000 Release
A comprehensive index to the current literature on architecture and design. Formerly distributed by G.K. Hall and Company.
Getty Research Institute. $995.00 CD-ROM.

Monuments Past and Present Series
This series explores the ancient regions of Rome, Greece, and Pompeii by contrasting what they were with what they are today. Important monuments and districts are illustrated as they appear today, while overlays indicate how these sites probably looked in ancient times. These titles are excellent resources for travelers, students, and anyone interested in the fascinating histories of these cities. This series is published by Vision s.r.l., Rome, and distributed in North America by the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Ancient Rome: Monuments Past and Present
R.A. Staccioli
Beginning with the Colosseum, the symbol of "The Eternal City," this volume explores 24 significant ancient landmarks including the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, and Appian Way.
Published by Vision s.r.l., Rome. $24.95 paperback.

Ancient Greece: Monuments Past and Present
G. Behor
This tour through ancient Greece includes the Acropolis, Temple of Poseidon, Agora, Olympia, and Delfi. Overlays depict the sculptures and other adornments thought to have embellished these buildings in their day.
Published by Vision s.r.l., Rome. $24.95 paperback.

Pompeii: Monuments Past and Present
A. de Franciscus
A look at this fabled city--buried beneath a rain of ash and cinders during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD--includes the Porta Marina, one of the best preserved gates to the city, as well as the Forum, Temple of Apollo, and several public walkways and private villas.
Published by Vision s.r.l., Rome. $21.95 cloth.

My Museum Journal: A Writing and Sketching Book
Shelly Kale and Lisa Vihos
Combines fine art with amusing writing and sketching activities to help children record and understand their experiences with museums and the world of art.
J. Paul Getty Museum. $14.95 paperback.

Back to table of contents

# # #

About the Getty:

The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that features the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

Sign up for e-Getty at to receive free monthly highlights of events at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa via e-mail, or visit our event calendar for a complete calendar of public programs.

The J. Paul Getty Museum collects in seven distinct areas, including Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts, and European and American photographs. The Museum's mission is to make the collection meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by presenting and interpreting the works of art through educational programs, special exhibitions, publications, conservation, and research.