“Lucretia” (ca. 1627) remained in private hands for centuries before it was recently rediscovered in a collection in southern France.
On July 21, the Getty Board of Trustees posted a response to a July 15 open letter written by hundreds of current and former Getty employees as well as museum visitors. In its response, the institution touts some of the steps it has taken towards diversity, while also acknowledging “that Getty has much work still to do.” In the comments section of the post, the team that organized the initial open letter noted that the “Getty must realize that such public-facing projects do nothing to address the discrimination faced by staff.” Read the full story here.
Current and former staff of the Getty Museum, the Getty Trust, and the Getty Research Institute were among hundreds of signatories accusing the museum of racial insensitivity and bias.
This season of the Recording Artists podcast, hosted by Helen Molesworth, explores what it has meant to be a woman and artist through the lives of six iconic artists.
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.
An illuminating exhibition at the Getty reveals how photography created and perpetuated a national imaginary in Argentina.
Following President Trump’s executive order limiting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, cultural groups and organizations have issued statements against the ban.
Culture Themes, the same group behind #AskACuratorDay, has organized yet another fun way for museums to engage the public with objects in their collections.
Today, archivists across the US took to Twitter to answer questions from the public.
Joseph Cornell’s curious admirers now have something to get excited about, thanks to the Getty Research Institute’s announcement yesterday that it has acquired a cache of 33 previously unpublished letters between Cornell and one of his first assistants, Susanna De Maria Wilson.