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THE GETTY MUSEUM The Getty complex overlooking the Sepulveda Pass houses several discrete institutions under one roof. Two of them, the Museum and the Research Institute, regularly feature exhibitions. Not so regularly, the exhibitions in different parts of the Museum align with one another and with

[eltdf_dropcaps type="normal" color="" background_color=""]N[/eltdf_dropcaps]ovelty seduces us, if for no other reason than at least to deflect the gravity of our own mortality. A steady stream of all that appears new, improved, and thus, exciting, underscores time’s fluid nature. As a poetic counterpoint to this, Los

PVC pipes. Plastic bottles. Cable ties. The stuff dreams are made of— at least in Theo Jansen’s world. The Dutch sculptor has spent a quarter century transforming mundane materials into complex creatures in The Hague, Netherlands. His anthropoid-looking sculptures—named Strandbeests (‘beach animals’ in Dutch)—use the