Driven by a boundless intellectual curiosity, Szeemann challenged historical narratives and exploded aesthetic hierarchies, expanding the role of curator from simply a steward of objects to a shaper of ideas.
The Getty’s acquisition tells the story of how a once-scrappy alternative art space withstood decades of economic and cultural change and survived through the present.
Works by Scottish poet Ian Hamilton Finlay and Brazilian poet Augusto de Campos have joined the Getty’s collection and will go on view in an exhibition opening next week.
A new online exhibition on the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by the Getty Research Institute forgoes the city’s historical complexity to take an Orientalist approach.
Gathering a wealth of historical photographs, prints, and writing, the Getty offers the public a look at the legacy and allure of Palmyra.
Russian Futurism may be lesser known than their Italian cousins but this new online resource makes their related artist books easy to explore.
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.
Before the widespread use of photomechanical printing processes to illustrate books, original, hand-mounted photographs largely embellished the pages of printed matter.
In early modern Europe, the art of food presentation went well beyond plating.