Join me, Sharon M Fitzgerald, & the Art History Meetup group at the Getty Center
Sat, Sept 10th at the Getty Center
Welcome old and new members! My name is Sharon M. Fitzgerald, MA and I am the Host of the Art History Channel Meet-ups, going strong since 2010. My group gets together every couple of months and ventures out to a museum together. It’s a lot of fun and great way to meet new people, look at art and have a drink or at the end. In addition to my Meetup group, I’m also an adjunct art history professor at CSULA, and I currently do monthly art history lectures at several private institutions throughout Los Angeles.
Announcing Two new Meetups:
1) The Getty Center on Sat, Sept 10th, see below
2) Norton Simon Museum of Art on Sat, Nov 5th (which will feature a lecture from the Getty who will speak on this Théodore Rousseau exhibition) and a gallery tour.
Below are the details, questions? Please feel free to email me at SharonFitzgerald@yahoo.com Please note, these lectures tend to be for adults and not designed for children.
If you haven’t been to the Getty before: Give yourself a good 20 mins from the time you pull the property until you meet us. It will take that time to park or take the tram (or walk). The museum charges $15 per car. For more details, see Map of the Getty.
1:00pm Picnic in the Getty Garden. Look out for our red Meetup badges and Meetup flyers on the grass. We’re easy to find! See garden photo below for where we will be sitting.
I thought it would be nice to start out the day in the Garden where we can enjoy the view and talk about the show before going in. You can bring food and drinks for the grass then we can go into the Lobby and check the bags at the Bag Check and use the restrooms before starting our Théodore Rousseau Exhibition.
2:15pm Meeting in the Lobby: For those who are unable to make the meet & greet out on the lawn, we can meet inside in the Lobby at 2:15 on the benches between the restrooms and the gift shop. I will take a few minute to go over the talk we had on the grass with newcomers on our walk over to the exhibition.
The Exhibition: Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau
Our main event will start with this exhibition (which closes the next day)
“Though his reputation was eclipsed in the early twentieth century with the triumph of Impressionism, Théodore Rousseau (1812–1867) was one of the giants of French landscape in the second half of the nineteenth century, and his work was avidly collected for staggering sums across Europe and North America. Bringing together about seventy-five paintings and drawings, this international loan exhibition explores the astonishing technical and stylistic variety of his work, revealing him to be one of the most exciting, experimental, and affecting artists of his day.” excerpt from Getty’s Exhibition description.
*In the Garden, I will be speaking on the Barbizon school of painters which were a part of an art movement towards Realism. The Barbizon school were processors to the Impressionist period but clearly came out of the dominant Romantic Movement. Major theme will include exploration of Nature and the Sublime – ever present in the Romantic period.
4:00PM: Coffee break in the Center Courtyard.
4:30 – 5:00: TBA permanent collection, I will update this this week.
(optional exhibition) London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj
6:00-9:00: Enjoy a free musical performance as part of the Saturdays Off the 405. The will have a bar and food available. I will stay to around 7:00pm to check it out.
I will check back to answer questions and add the Nov 5th show to the schedule tomorrow.
Thanks and looking forward to seeing everyone again!
Sharon Fitzgerald, MA
Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 6 pm – 9 pm
Music in the Museum Courtyard Free | No ticket required
Acclaimed British electronic music duo Demdike Stare brings their bewitching, textured, and immersive sound to an original live set created in response to the atmosphere of the Getty and the exhibition London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj. Their captivating and cinematic music is offered up as a kind of soundtrack to the exhibition, reflecting the intensity and horror of Francis Bacon’s distorted faces, the psychological complexity of Lucian Freud’s portraits, and the rich and varied styles of the bold “School of London” painters.