A Day at the Getty Center
1816th Stated Meeting - Western Center
Michael Palladino and John Walsh
November 14, 1998
The new Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, hosted the 1816th Stated Meeting of the Western Center. Featured were museum and architectural tours as well as a special tour of the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities. Following the induction ceremony for new Fellows, there were three presentations. Michael Palladino, of Richard Meier and Partners, spoke about the design and construction of the Getty Center. Salvatore Settis, director of the Getty Research Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, gave a talk and slide presentation on the origin and use of gestures in the history of art. John Walsh, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, discussed the museum's acquisitions policy as well as the teaching and research programs associated with the collection.