In order to make large portraits of European elites, artists had to literally piece together pieces of paper, circumventing the limitations of their medium.
Four Los Angeles Shows to Look Forward to in the New Year
From an exhibition about the first superstar curator to Pacific Standard Time’s performance festival, there’s strong work aplenty on the horizon.
Los Angeles Wildfire Threatens Getty Museum [UPDATED]
The Skirball fire has consumed over 150 acres and is burning “directly across the freeway” from the Getty Museum, according to a spokesperson.
Ways to Talk About Latin American and Latino Art
This year, the Getty initiative known as Pacific Standard Time has focused on the very broad categories of Latino and Latin American art. How we talk about these categories matters.
Tracing the Lives of Women in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations
Illuminating Women in the Medieval World at the Getty Center in Los Angeles explores the lives of women in the Middle Ages through their representation in illuminated manuscripts.
Artists Comb Through the Getty Center, Making Music with Hairbrushes and More
The Friday Flights performance series invites artists to engage with the less-explored corners of the Getty’s sprawling campus and use it as an unconventional stage.
Learn About the Origins of Museums Across Latin America
On May 11 and 12, the Getty Center is hosting a symposium on the beginnings of art, archaeology, and ethnography museums in Latin America.
A 19th-Century Photographer of Scottish Industrialization Gets His First Survey
The Getty Center in Los Angeles opens the first survey of Thomas Annan, who photographed Glasgow during industrialization.
The Transformative Influence of Alchemy on Art
Rather than an occult secret, alchemy is revealed in The Art of Alchemy at the Getty Center to be a prominent force in everything from medicine to color.
A French History of Gold, Gilded, and Fancy Frames
Walk into a gallery of 17th- or 18th-century French paintings and prepare to be blinded by the gilding that encircles each work like an overwrought halo.
Yoko Ono’s ‘Morning Peace’ Turns Dawn into a Work of Art
LOS ANGELES — It was still dark when I set off on the uncrowded freeway, the few other people on the road either partiers coming home late or workers on their way to the early shift.
More Free Books: Getty Launches 250-Title Online Library
Following closely in the digital footsteps of the University of California Press, the Getty Center in Los Angeles yesterday made 250 of its art books freely available online.