This Saturday only, an exciting day-long program, Luxury and Liberation: Art and Revolution in 18th-Century France, grants you the opportunity to immerse yourself in French extravagance and explore 18th-century France.
In connection with LA Opera’s Figaro Unbound, this one-time-only event takes place on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center.
Participants will experience the art and culture of Versailles in this program of talks, tours, and musical performances, which together provide an insightful look at the material abundance of elite society around the time of the French Revolution of 1789. Reimagine the wide array of objects and music in their original setting: trapped amid the tumultuous social and political events of the period.
The day begins with presentations about the culture of France in the late 18th-century and the luxurious furnishings that survived the rebellion against a culture of excess. Then take a guided tour through the Getty Museum galleries to get a close look at French aristocracy and their furniture, including the chair in which Marie-Antoinette sat to have her hair and make-up done at Petit Trianon behind the Palace of Versailles. Enjoy lunch on the spectacular Getty grounds, then return to the auditorium for a recital of selections related to LA Opera’s Figaro Unbound series.
This program complements the Getty Museum’s celebrated collection of French 18th- century decorative arts always on view in the elaborately furnished paneled rooms of the Getty Center’s South Pavilion.
Luxury and Liberation: Art and Revolution in 18th-Century France is $60/person and includes morning coffee and pastries and lunch. To purchase tickets, call (310) 440-7300 or visit their site here.
Parking is $15.
More detailed information — including the full program schedule of events — can be found here, on their official website.
Luxury and Liberation: Art and Revolution in 18th-Century France
J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center.
1200 Getty Center Drive,
Los Angeles, California.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Additional information is available here.