January 25, 2014 |
"It's not about more. It's about better," says Scott Schaefer, the J. Paul Getty Museum's senior curator of paintings, a few days before his retirement. "The Getty's collections are meant to be small even though they are meant to be great. We have added 70 pictures; we have also deaccessioned 70 pictures. So the collection is the same size as when I started - about 430 paintings and pastels - but it's better," he says. As Schaefer prepares to leave his corner office at the Getty Center as well as the galleries he has visited almost daily, he leaves an impressive record of exhibitions organized under his purview.
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January 18, 2014 |
The southbound 405 Freeway from the 101 Freeway to Getty Center Drive in the Sepulveda Pass will close Saturday night for construction. Lane closures will begin at 11 p.m., officials said. All lanes will be blocked by 2 a.m. Sunday. Lanes are scheduled to reopen about 7 a.m. Sepulveda Boulevard will be the suggested detour, but Metro officials warned motorists to expect heavy traffic. Northbound lanes will remain open. The construction is part of the long-running project to add 10 miles of carpool lane on the northbound 405 through the Sepulveda Pass.
January 8, 2014 |
Twenty venues around Southern California will offer free admission on Jan. 25 as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program. Participating museums include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County Museum of Art. The offer is valid for general museum admission only, organizers said, and may not apply to special ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each venue. RELATED: Big weekend on tap for art, and that's just the beginning The free day can offer substantial savings for families.
August 8, 2013
If you happen to be at the Getty Center on Friday night or Saturday afternoon, you might bump into Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger playing a pop-up recital. (Times and places will not be announced.) Reijseger embodies the range of his country's forward musical thinking, which means a forward approach to old music as well as new. This kind of building bridges over musical canals is also what Reijseger does in the music he has also contributed to filmmaker Werner Herzog's new video installation, "Hearsay of the Soul.
July 17, 2013 |
Brent Goldman took advantage of the lighting at sunset as made this portrait of Jenny Woo while she sketched the Getty Center on Saturday. Goldman used a Nikon D800 to make the image. Follow Armand Emamdjomeh on Twitter or Google+ . Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
April 12, 2013 |
A film series titled "In Tokyo," in conjunction with the exhibition "Japan's Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto," will run at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center on the weekends of April 20-21 and 27-28. The six films in the series take a different look at the city of Tokyo, from the pre-WWII era to its post-war reemergence. The lineup for April 20 will feature Hiroshi Shimizu's 1936 "Mr. Thank You" and Akira Kurosawa's 1948 "Drunken Angel. " April 21 will see Yasujiro Ozu's 1953 "Tokyo Story," which last year topped the magazine Sight & Sound's poll of directors for the greatest film of all time.