[MGSA-L] Fw: April at the Getty: Byzantine Art from Greece, Jackson Pollock, and more

Roland Moore rolandmo at pacbell.net
Thu Mar 27 13:19:44 PDT 2014


For us West Coast Greek studies people, a visual feast is coming soon:

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Opening This Month 
     Archangel Michael, Byzantine, from Constantinople, first half of the 14th century. Tempera on wood, gold leaf. Image courtesy of the Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, gift of a Greek of Istanbul, 1958     
Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections 
April 9–August 25, 2014 | The Getty Villa 
Marked by glittering mosaics, luminous icons, and opulent churches, the Byzantine empire (A.D. 330–1453) flourished for more than one thousand years. Over 170 national treasures from Greece illustrate the development of a mighty empire, from its pagan origins to a deeply spiritual Christian society. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Heaven and Earth: Byzantine Illumination at the Cultural Crossroads at the Getty Center.  The exhibition was organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Athens, with the collaboration of the Benaki Museum, Athens, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The U.S. tour was made possible by major funding from OPAP S.A. Financial support was also provided by the A. G. Leventis Foundation.  Learn more about the exhibition »  
Continuing This Month 
    Mural (detail), 1943, Jackson Pollock. Oil and casein on canvas. University of Iowa Museum of Art, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6. Reproduced with permission from the University of Iowa.     
Jackson Pollock's Mural 
Through June 1, 2014 | The Getty Center 
Commissioned by art collector and dealer Peggy Guggenheim for the entry to her New York City apartment in 1943, Mural by Jackson Pollock is considered one of the iconic paintings of the twentieth century. Following two years of conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute, this exhibition presents the monumental work, standing 8 feet high and 20 feet wide, alongside findings from the Getty's research.  Learn more about the exhibition » 

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     Saint John in a Gospel book, Serres, 1418. Parchment. Image courtesy of the National Library of Greece, Athens     
Heaven and Earth: Byzantine Illumination at the Cultural Crossroads 
Through June 22, 2014 | The Getty Center 
The Byzantine empire is renowned for its striking manuscript tradition. The lavish use of gold and the expression of profound spirituality were among its widely celebrated aspects. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections at the Getty Villa. The exhibition was organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Athens, with the collaboration of the Benaki Museum, Athens, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The U.S. tour was made possible by major funding from OPAP S.A. Financial support was also provided by the A. G. Leventis Foundation.  Learn more about the exhibition » Browse all current exhibitions »  
Last Chance For . . . 
Connecting Seas: A Visual History of Discoveries and Encounters Through April 13, 2014 | The Getty Center Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul Though April 20, 2014 | The Getty Center  
Family 
     Cornelia Funke. © Dressler Verlag Hamburg     
Cornelia Funke Storytelling and Book Signing 
Sunday, April 6, 2:00 p.m. | The Getty Center 
Award-winning children's author Cornelia Funke reads from her newest story, a pirate's tale inspired by the GRI's Connecting Seas exhibition. Recent works by Funke include the Inkworld trilogy and MirrorWorld novels, as well as a kids' guide to Connecting Seas. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Families are invited to use the guide to view the exhibition following the event.  Learn more and make reservations » 

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     Pacific Opera Project. Photo: Martha Benedict     
Family Festival 
Saturday, April 12, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | The Getty Center 
Young and old alike are invited to journey to Queen Victoria's 19th-century realm via the magical world of photography and the excitement of a family festival. Enjoy the majestic bagpipes of the Queen's beloved Scotland, sing along to boisterous English music hall tunes, make a royal crown or photo album of your visit at a hands-on workshop, and more. Learn more »  
LECTURES & CONVERSATIONS 
     Photo: wikiarquitectura     
Building Seagram 
Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center 
Discover the Seagram Building, which played a substantial role in shaping landmark legislation and zoning laws in New York City, with project manager and author of Building Seagram, Phyllis Lambert. She will share the extraordinary history of the project, a portrait of the working relationship between Mies van der Rohe and Phillip Johnson, and focus on the stewardship and conservation of the building. Learn more and make reservations » 

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     Mosaic Icon with the Virgin and Child (detail), probably made in Constantinople; from Trigleia, Bithynia, Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), late 13th century. Image courtesy of the Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens      
Tales of Byzantium from Greece 
Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa 
Get a closer look at the masterpieces on view in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections—including newly discovered objects from recent archaeological excavations in Greece with Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and Anastasia Drandaki of the Benaki Museum, Athens. Free; a ticket is required.  Learn more and make reservations » 

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    Virtue, 2008, Ruth Weisberg. Oil and mixed media painting on canvas     
Artists and Faiths: A Panel Discussion 
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center 
Artists from a range of media and styles reflect on how their artistic practices represent their understanding of diverse religious traditions in this panel. As the role of religion in society has evolved, so too have artistic practices that represent faith. Learn more and make reservations »  Also in April Between East and West: Artistic Crossroads in the Medieval Mediterranean Wednesday, April 30 | The Getty Center  
Theater 
         
Villa Theater Lab: Troubadour Theater Company presents ABBAMEMNON 
Friday, April 18, 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 19, 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 20, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa 
Featuring the music of the seminal Swedish band ABBA, this 90-minute romp by the Troubies brings the noise, the funk, and the dysfunctional-family vibe to life in this masterwork of the Greek canon. Appropriate for ages 13 and up due to adult content. Tickets $7.  Learn more and make reservations »  For a complete listing of daily activities at the Getty Center and Getty Villa, please see our event calendar.  
Highlights at a Glance—April 
    Continuing This Month 
Jackson Pollock's Mural (through June 1)
Hatched! Creating Form with Line (Through June 1)
A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography (Through June 8)
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense (Through June 8)
In Focus: Ansel Adams (Through July 20) 
Hot Tickets 
Family: Cornelia Funke Storytelling (April 6)
Family Festival (April 8)
Talk: Building Seagram (April 8)
Panel: Artists and Faiths (April 29)
Talk: Artistic Crossroads in the Medieval Mediterranean (April 30)      

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    Opening This Month 
Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections (April 9–August 25) 
Hot Tickets 
Talk: Tales of Byzantium from Greece (April 9)
Theater: Troubador Theater Company presents ABBAMEMNON (April 18, 19, & 20)        
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