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Holiday Lights at the Getty Center through January 2


Get sparkly with us this winter with special starry light projections, free hot cider, and luminous exhibitions. More»

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Getty Center and Getty Villa Open Late This Summer

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Getty Center at sunset

The Getty’s open late this summer! More»

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Introducing Getty360


Find exhibitions and events at a glance with Getty360, launched today. More»

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Dancing Yvonne Rainer

Performance of Yvonne Rainer's Assisted Living: Good Sports 2 at DIA Beacon
Photo © Paula Court

Cerebral, challenging, enrapturing. What does it feel like to perform Yvonne Rainer’s work? More»

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A Taste of Byzantium


Coming July 19: A four-course dinner inspired by the cuisine of the Byzantine Empire. More»

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Your Music Guide to Saturdays Off the 405


Liner notes for this season’s outdoor music. More»

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The Alfred Hitchcock Peepshow


In Hitchcock’s Rear Window, voyeurism morphs into an inverted reflection of our own fears and desires. More»

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The Power of Poetry: 6 Questions for Amber Tamblyn


“Poetry has the power to make you feel every human emotion all at once.” More»

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My First Concert Ever: Saturdays Off the 405 with Pickwick

Rosie Narasaki at Saturdays Off the 405 at the Getty Center
NOT photoshopped. Courtesy of ace-photographer (and Getty public programs coordinator) Jaclyn Kalkhurst

Really? Yes. 20-something intern Rosie Narasaki attends her first concert ever. And likes it. More»

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Cocteau Dreams, In Nitrate

Still from Jean Cocteau's Blood of a Poet

“One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.”―Jean Cocteau We’re offering an array of films… More»

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      #ThyCaptionBe: You Look Like Hell

      You captioned this detail. And we’re revealing the full story now.

      Escaping the in-laws or medieval Sea World? It’s actually an extreme punishment for a dress code violation. 

      Here’s the full story:

      The Christian tale of Saint Josaphat is roughly based on the life of the Buddha in a kind of medieval game of telephone, in which the sources for the text passed through Christian circles in the Middle East in the 8th century before appearing in European versions in the 11th century. 

      Here an unsuitably dressed guest—we can see that his tattered clothing and scruffy facial hair have no place at the well-dressed gathering—is cast into the dark, open mouth of a terrifying animal. 

      To make matters worse, the story is a parable in which Barlaam, Josaphat’s Christian teacher, describes the sinful who do not make the cut at the Last Judgment.

      Holiday Lesson: Always check the dress code.

      #ThyCaptionBe is a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. You guess what the heck is going on, then we myth-bust.


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