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Los Angeles, CA United States
310-440-7300
April 2018
April 4 - May 27
Free

Cut. Paper Play in Contemporary Photography

Many photographers working today use paper in unique and innovative ways. Some create paper models with images gleaned from current events, popular magazines, or the internet for the express purpose of photographing them. Others cut, layer, fold, and assemble representational photographs to introduce tactile or narrative elements. This exhibition features works by Thomas Demand, Christiane Feser, Daniel Gordon, Soo Kim, Matt Lipps, and Christopher Russell. Through May 27 Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fridays &…

April 4 - June 24

Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India

Rembrandt created a series of unusually meticulous drawings depicting emperors and courtiers from Mughal India. This installation explores the Dutch master’s careful studies of imperial Mughal portraiture and places them within a broader circuit of cross-cultural exchanges. By juxtaposing Rembrandt’s drawings with Indian paintings of similar compositions—and pairing Mughal artworks with European prints that inspired them—fascinating stories unfold about the flow of art and ideas across time and oceans. Through June 24 Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. –…

April 11 - June 24
Free

Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India

Rembrandt created a series of unusually meticulous drawings depicting emperors and courtiers from Mughal India. This installation explores the Dutch master’s careful studies of imperial Mughal portraiture and places them within a broader circuit of cross-cultural exchanges. By juxtaposing Rembrandt’s drawings with Indian paintings of similar compositions—and pairing Mughal artworks with European prints that inspired them—fascinating stories unfold about the flow of art and ideas across time and oceans. Through June 24 Tuesdays to Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. to…

May 2018
May 1 - August 5
Free

Pathways to Paradise: Medieval India and Europe

The pages of medieval manuscripts reveal a dynamically interconnected world filled with real and imagined ideas about foreign peoples and places. Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians living in Europe and Asia conceived paradise as a place of perfect harmony, but the path for locating such a site or achieving this state of mind varied. By exploring the terrestrial and celestial realms, this exhibition highlights the spiritual motivations for creating and owning portable and devotional artworks. Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00…

May 12 - May 13
Free

The Origami Garden

Physicist and world-renowned origami artist Robert J. Lang will create large, life-like paper animals and insects. Enjoy free, drop-in origami making and learn to fold paper flowers and other garden creatures. 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sponsor: The Getty Center

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday Nights at the Getty: Midori Takada

Experience a rare U.S. performance by Midori Takada, a composer, multi-percussionist, and theater artist renowned in Japanese vanguard circles. Following the recent reissue of her acclaimed debut solo album Through the Looking Glass (1983), Midori presents her precise and mesmerizing blend of rhythms from around the world. Advance ticket required from website Sponsor: The Getty Center

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

India and the World: A History in Nine Stories

When telling the history of the world from a national perspective, how does one avoid falling into the pitfalls of overblown patriotism or competitiveness? Naman Ahuja, curator of Indian art at Jawaharlal Nehru University, discusses his recent exhibition India and the World, which presented extraordinary masterpieces to place Indian history in a global context. Sponsor: The Getty Center


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