Dates: October 18 through February 2
Location: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Description: The Getty Museum has a spooky new audio tour that is being launched just in time for Halloween. "Demons, Angels and Monsters: The Supernatural in Art" - which was created by kids, for kids - will be available for download starting on Monday, October 17. The first opportunity to take the tour will be when the museum opens on Tuesday, October 18.
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
LOS ANGELES—Before kids grab a bag of Halloween loot, they can grab an iPod Touch® and explore the art of fright with a new audio tour at the Getty Center. Demons, Angels, and Monsters: The Supernatural in Art features otherworldly figures depicted in works of art from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection. For a limited time (through February 5, 2012) all audio tours at the Getty Center are free, providing a Halloween treat for the whole family. Created by kids for kids, the audio tour features imaginative children sharing their impressions of troublemaking demons, flying superhero angels, and a charming dragon. Whether angelic or sinister, the art reveals how past cultures have viewed the supernatural, and how belief in such creatures influenced everyday life.
“Otherworldly beings have been the subject of compelling stories for thousands of years, and vividly appeal to the imagination,” said Maria L. Gilbert of the Getty Museum’s Collection Information & Access department. “The Museum’s collection is rich with supernatural characters immortalized in works of art covering a range of cultures and time periods.”
The tour includes paintings, sculpture, and stained glass by such artists as Gauguin, Tiepolo, and Bernini.
Demons, Angels, and Monsters: The Supernatural in Art is suitable for children, tweens, or anyone with a sense of fun. All Getty Center audio tours are free through February 5, 2012.
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
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