A researcher is calling on the LA museum to return the fresco fragment, claiming it was linked to Robert E. Hecht Jr., who was accused of trafficking in looted art.
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To Preserve Ancient Mosaics, Experts Are Burying Them Underground
The Getty Conservation Institute has undertaken numerous mosaic reburials in Tunisia, Lebanon, and Cyprus over the years.
A Long-Lost de Kooning Is Being Restored, But Will Always Bear the Scars of Its Theft
Willem de Kooning’s “Woman–Ochre” was missing for over 30 years. Now recovered, it shows signs of mishandling and amateur restoration that are difficult to fix.
Over 300 Books Are Available for Free Download in the Getty Museum’s Virtual Library
Since its launch in 2014, the Virtual Library has had 398,058 unique downloads of its PDFs.
The Most Downloaded Artworks From the Getty and Met Museum
Both the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have created online databases that bring thousands of artworks to screens across the globe. Here’s what most folks download.
Broaching the Subject of Beauty
A look at three paintings from the cusp of the 20th century that make a powerful argument for beauty.
The Promises and Perils of Early American Photography on Paper
In this show, photography offers a rich understanding of a diverse, divided, by turns confident and anxious United States bent on territorial and economic expansion from the 1840s to the 1860s.
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.
Ancient Mediterranean Oil Lamps Capture the Pop Culture of Their Time
J. Paul Getty Museum published a free, digital catalogue documenting one of the richest troves of lamps from the ancient Mediterranean world.
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.
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.
Rare Photographs of the US Civil Rights Struggle Beyond the South
A new book by Mark Speltz brings together over 100 rarely or never-before-published photographs from the Civil Rights era that show its grassroots actions beyond the South.