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A ZOOM program with Lee Rubenstein of the Getty Foundation

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Virtual via ZOOM
  • 14


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top left--Rosseau's The Lion Hunter; top right-Manet's The Bar at the Folies-Bergere

Come an watch a fascinating and imminently humorous reveal of a multitude of artists whose art is within the Getty Collection.

Artists Did What?  

You probably did not learn this stuff in your Art History class! Beyond the dates of birth and death and what they painted, artists had some interesting lives. Did you know Albrecht Dürer drew a rhinoceros even though he had never seen one. Or that Michelangelo had such horrible body odor his assistants couldn’t stand to work near him. How about the fact Edouard Manet was once insulted by a critic and the artist was so upset, he demanded a duel. Did you know Henri Rousseau had a criminal record, or that Renoir once traded a portrait for a pair of shoes? We'll look at their fascinating yet offbeat lives and their works in the Getty Collection.

Our speaker, Ms. Lee Rubenstein, is a most active and entertaining lecturer.  She holds dual degrees in English and History with a minor in Art History. She has been leading gallery tours for students at the Getty since 2012. In addition, she created and runs a volunteer art program in a Title I school.  


This is a per-household event, so you can have as many persons gather around your screen as you can safely and comfortably accommodate. But you must register to receive the ZOOM link-which will be sent out to those who register only. That link will be sent out a few days in advance of the lecture.

There is no charge to attend this program.


The UCLA Emeriti/Retirees Relations Center serves the retired faculty and staff communities through advocacy, education and personalized services pre- and post- retirement, creates strategic partnerships between the university, emeriti and retirees, and seeks to enrich the quality of life in retirement at UCLA. The ERRC, an advocate and supporter of UCLA retirees since 1969.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive approach to retirement by connecting Bruins to resources that focus on wellness, economic sustainability, relationship building, personal growth, social responsibility and civic engagement.

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