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This month instead of our usual roster of exhibition Previews we recognize the most
significant event in the history of visual art in Los Angeles: The opening of the
new Getty Center, home to not only the J. Paul Getty Museum but the whole
remarkable array of Programs and Institutes that comprise the Getty Trust.

And Now: The Getty,
An Introductory Essay

Lucky Sevens,
or, Getting Your Arms Around It


John O'Brien

A Change in the Metaphor of Los Angeles

Completed at the tail end of the 20th century, the Getty Center is a facility for the 21st--not just in terms of the physical location, argues John O'Brien, but as an organization. Its operating principles may set the tone for nothing less than a final burial of the perception of Los Angeles as a series of suburbs in search of a city.


Merle Schipper:

From Malibu to Brentwood: Think in the Millions

Merle shares her impressions from a pre-opening tour of the new Center, and takes us on a visit back to the original Getty--no, not the Malibu Villa, but the nearby Ranch House that housed the collection half-a-century ago.

Continuing and Recommended Exhibitions

Continuing and Recommended features short
items about exhibitions (and occasional special
community events) that our contributors think will be of interest to you. Think of it as a tip sheet.



Fred Tomaselli,
"Bug Blotter Insects"
part of "Redefinitions"
at CSU Fullerton

F. Scott Hess,
"The Lotus Flower"

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