May 5, 2021 #1 Local News, Information and Event Source for the Century City/Westwood areas.

Getty’s Upcoming Free Virtual Lineup

Getty continues to bring FREE virtual programming and exhibitions this month and next to audiences at home while the museums are closed to the public due to COVID-19. Visit www.getty.edu/whats-on for complete program information.

All virtual live events will be available either on Getty Museum’s YouTube or Getty Research Institute’s YouTube channels following the event.

The Ides of March: The Context and Consequences of Caesar’s Death

Monday, March 15, 4 pm PT

Free, Hosted via Zoom

Register in advance for this online event

March 15, the Ides of March, is forever associated with the assassination of Julius Caesar by senators hoping to preserve the Roman Republic. The aftermath was not what they had hoped. On the anniversary of the Ides in 2021, explore with Roman historians Edward Watts and Stefan Chrissanthos the political rise, gruesome death, and lasting legacy of the famous dictator. Learn about Caesar, the polarizing politics of Rome, and the lessons the past still offers for republics today.

Imaginaries of LA: Guadalupe Rosales and Rita Gonzalez

Thursday, March 18, 5-6:30 pm PT

Free, Hosted via Zoom

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The second conversation in our Imaginaries of LA series brings together artist Guadalupe Rosales and curator Rita Gonzalez, who will discuss how the making of art and archives from embodied, lived experiences can transform the social and political production of urban space. 

Since its founding in 1781, Los Angeles has existed on contested land. Although long recognized as a diverse and multicultural city, its history is marked by segregation, racist city planning, and harmful urban redevelopment policies. Imaginaries of LA is a series of conversations between Los Angeles-based artists and curators that explores what is at stake in the various strategies that artists use to represent Los Angeles and provides a forum for debate about the past, present and future of the city. 

Hostile Terrain 94: Reflections on Immigration and Public-Facing Anthropology

Wednesday, March 31, 4-5 pm PT

Free, Hosted via Zoom
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Jason De León discusses the origins of the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a nonprofit research, arts, and education collective that raises awareness of the plight of Latin American migrants attempting to enter the United States. De León shares some of his team’s ongoing projects including Hostile Terrain 94, a global participatory exhibition focused on migrant death that launches in 130 locations in 2021. He also highlights his career trajectory from a Getty Marrow intern in 1999 to professor of anthropology and Chicana/o and Central American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

VIRTUAL PLAY-READING

Pandora

Available for streaming February 26, 5 pm PT — March 19, 11:59 pm PT

Free

Advance sign-up required

Tune in to a virtual reading of award-winning writer and director Laurel Ollstein’s new script Pandora, presented in partnership with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. This theatrical retelling of the first human female to appear in Greek mythology asks: What if a woman was suddenly created and dropped into the middle of the world now? Someone with no preconceived notions of anything—like beauty, love, or violence? And what if the rest of humanity and the gods could suddenly see the world through those clear eyes?

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