April 29, 2013

Getty Celebrates the City of Angels with <i>Framing L.A.</i>

Explore L.A. modernism through music, dance, performance, and art projects focused on architecture

Saturday May 4, 2013, 3–9 p.m.
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center


MEDIA CONTACT:                 

Alexandria Sivak
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6473

Travertine Ensemble (Photo: Aaron Paley)

LOS ANGELES—Using Richard Meier’s spectacular Getty Center as the starting point, Framing L.A. examines Los Angeles and modernism in conjunction with the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 and the city-wide initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.

This free festive event,
on Saturday May 4, from 3–9 p.m., offers a series of interactive and thought-provoking experiences designed by Los Angeles artists. Visitors can craft a new city, engage in performance works choreographed for the site, explore sounds, textures, and materials, and examine the ideas that propelled L.A. to become one of the world’s laboratories for architectural and urban innovation.

Enjoy dublab DJs as they time-travel through a live mix showcasing progressive music made in L.A., participate in circuit training at sunset throughout the site, watch live and on-screen performances by Dance Camera West, hear musicians play the Getty’s travertine surfaces as instruments, and work with artist Kiel Johnson to remake the Getty in cardboard models.

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990 and In Focus: Ed Ruscha exhibitions will be open throughout the afternoon and evening, presenting engaging views of the region’s rich and often under-appreciated urban landscape. 

The event is free, and parking at the Getty Center is $10 after 5 p.m. The event will include a cash bar, and the Getty’s cafés also will be open. Take advantage of the Getty’s “Pay Once, Park Twice” program to spend the morning at the Getty Villa before coming to
Framing L.A., for one $15 parking fee. For information visit or call (310) 440-7300.

Framing L.A.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Time: 3:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, site-wide
Admission: Free; no reservations required

Scheduled Activities:

3:00–9:00 p.m.

dublab DJ’s time travel in a live mix that showcases progressive music made in L.A. Their curated soundscape for the evening will focus on obscure and sublime gems from the 1940s through the 1990s.

dublab DJ Danny Holloway (Photo: Ani Gza)

Dance Camera West
4:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. (performances)
5:00 p.m. (film screening)

Celebrate the Dance Camera West’s 12th-annual Dance Media Film Festival, themed “Get Wet.” The event is a celebration of dance on screen, live dance, and water at the Getty Center. World-renowned director/choreogra-phers Daniel Ezralow and Kitty McNamee and their companies perform dances inspired by water, followed by Site and Architecture, a series of architectural dance shorts comple-menting Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

Still from the film The Next Step Is to Go Back, directed by Victoria Sendra

L.A. Sunset Circuit Training at the Getty Center
5:30–7:30 p.m.

Get in Shape with Your Environment!
The circuit training program will run throughout the evening. Join at anytime! 

The Travertine Ensemble
4:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

Five Los Angeles performers/composers play the walls of the Getty Center with mallets. Lined with travertine tiles, the pitched surface has been mapped by the musicians who perform five compositions culminating in a group audience-participation piece. Curated by Paul Fraser, and featuring Paul Fraser, Mike Lockwood, Ellen Reid, Colin Wambsgans, and Andrea Young.

Getty Remodel 2013 with Kiel Johnson
3:00–9:00 p.m.

Collaborate with Kiel Johnson and create a cardboard model of an architectural landmark in Los Angeles. All you need to bring is your imagination!



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Visiting the Getty Center
The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 5 p.m. on Saturdays and for evening events throughout the week. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.

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