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Holiday Lights at the Getty Center through January 4

Illuminate your holidays with art every Saturday till 9

Winter is upon us. Spend a Saturday evening at the Getty Center, when we’re open until 9pm—and enjoy a chance to stroll the Central Garden at magic hour, photograph sunset, Instagram the lights in the trees, and share videos of your friends masquerading as snowflakes all in one evening. Hunt for the special holiday lights all around campus (starting at 5:30), and stop by the Museum Entrance Hall for free hot cider.

There’s light inside the galleries this season too, with the radiant glow of stained glass in Canterbury and St. Albans (through February 2) and the sophisticated play of light in Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door (through January 5).

Share your #GettyLights photos with us @TheGetty on Instagram and Twitter. We’d love to see you all lit up!

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      From you have I been absent in the spring,
      When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
      Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
      That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him,
      Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
      Of different flowers in odor and in hue,
      Could make me any summer’s story tell,
      Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew.
      Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
      Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
      They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
      Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
      Yet seemed it winter still, and, you away,
      As with your shadow I with these did play.

      —William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564

      Vase of Flowers (detail), 1722, Jan van Huysum. The J. Paul Getty Museum

      04/23/14

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