May 31, 2007 |
IF you happen to be at the Getty Center this Sunday, don't be surprised if you come face to face with a playful dragon or gryphon (a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle) guided by riders walking on stilts. As it turns out, the evocative life-size articulated puppets, known as the Dragon Knights, are among the many animal-related performers who will be populating the Getty's pre-summer Family Festival.
February 8, 2007 |
FOR some parents, simply getting their kids through the doors of a museum is a triumph. Asking them to actually look at the art might seem like pushing it. Best to let them sail past the busts, perhaps absorbing a bit of the great masters' genius by osmosis. Strange, then, on a recent Saturday at the Getty Center to see a group of children as young as 3 staring raptly at, of all things, a 17th century French cabinet.
February 8, 2007 |
Think of the latest installment of Getty's Selected Shorts as a twist on the cliche that every picture tells a story. The theme for the 16th season of the storytelling series is "Where We Live: Fictions of America," and it focuses on works that spring from any number of this country's multitudinous landscapes.
October 31, 2006 |
John Szarkowski put himself out to pasture in 1991, ending a 29-year career as director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He returned to the art world 14 years later, but as an artist. A retrospective exhibition of his photographs opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005 and traveled to four other museums, including MoMA.
September 8, 2006 |
Admission is still free, but visitors to the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades will shell out an extra dollar for parking at the two cultural institutions when fees go up to $8, beginning Sept. 19. The hike "is basically due to increased costs in running the parking operation," said Getty spokeswoman Julie Jaskol. This is the second fee increase for the Getty Center since it opened in December 1997.
March 14, 2006 |
In an effort to put its rapidly growing photography collection under a bigger, brighter spotlight, the Getty Center in Brentwood will expand its photography exhibition space from 1,700 square feet to 7,000 square feet. The new galleries -- in the West Pavilion, directly below the existing photography galleries -- will be created from space that had been devoted to antiquities while the Getty Villa in Malibu was being remodeled.