Cover-Up: Two of the art world's most avid and unrepentant art collectors painter Stephen Keene and Sundance Institute Director Ken Brecher discuss their compulsion to fill every inch of wall space with works of art. The discussion will be held on Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Museum of Art where, by no coincidence, Keene is exhibiting about 10,000 of his own colorful, L.A.-themed paintings. The discussion is part of a series titled "Breaking the Mold: Examining Iconoclasm in the Visual Arts." More information: (310) 586-6488.
Hear the Organs: Internationally renowned organist Frederick Swan will join the L.A. Master Chorale for an all-organ and vocal program on Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of L.A. The church, selected for its excellent acoustics and organs, will resound with Vierne's Mass in C# Minor, an uplifting work for double organ and chorus. More information: (213) 972-7282 or www.lamc.org.
Marcus Aurelius on Loan: A new exhibition at the Getty Museum offers a close look at how works of art are made, and how museums help conserve and interpret them. The exhibition, "Statue of an Emperor: A Conservation Partnership," features an ancient marble statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius on loan from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. The Getty will also screen footage of the statue's conservation treatment and high-tech digital animation of its re-assembly. More information: (310) 440-7360 or www.getty.edu.
Makeup Man: The Hollywood Entertainment Museum of film, television, radio, recording arts and new media exhibits a rare collection of photographs depicting makeup artist and inventor Max Factor and his famous Hollywood models. The exhibition of over 40 stills chronicles the use of celebrities for product endorsements. Factor is widely credited with bringing makeup to Hollywood and for pioneering celebrity advertising. More information: (323) 465-7900 or www.hollywoodmuseum.org.
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