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Artist Alfredo Jaar in conversation with curator Arpad Kovacs at the Getty Museum. His work is included in the exhibition "Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media"
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The illustrious Trisha Brown Dance Company returns to the Getty for "In Plain Site Los Angeles" on Friday March 10, part of a week-long performance staged at museums city-wide.

Some of you may recall the last time the TBDC thrilled us by taking over the Getty Center with "Roof Piece", a re-staging of the iconic performance across our terraces, balconies, and rooftops.

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Trisha Brown Dance Company: Roof Piece in Los Angeles

Trisha Brown piece at the Getty: Comprised improvised gestures, more or less stationary, were initiated by one dancer and copied by the next in line--transmi...

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Are you planning to go on a nature walk or hike this weekend? What is your favorite trail and why? Does this painting by Corot remind you of somewhere you have been? If you were standing on this path, what do you imagine you would smell, hear, and see?

During the summer of 1830, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot left his native Paris and traveled in northern and central France. The oil study was...
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Houses near Orléans (Maisons aux Environs d'Orléans) (Getty Museum)

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TODAY tune in here to GettyTV, Thursday 2/23 at 1:30 p.m., for a special Facebook Live broadcast of a Point-of-View Talk with Artist Alfredo Jaar and Getty curator Arpad Kovacs.

Alfredo Jaar's work is featured in the current exhibition "Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media." He will discuss "Untitled (Newsweek)" (1995) and "Searching for Africa in LIFE" (1996) with curator Arpad...
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Read this important The New York Times op-ed by Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York on the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Folly of Abolishing the N.E.A.

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Although he was reportedly a prolific painter, this panel is one of only seven paintings by Martin Schongauer in existence today. It belongs to a group of four Andachtsbilder, or devotional paintings, created near the end of his life. This tiny panel showcases Schongauer's superb ability to convincingly render materials, such as the jeweled crown and scepter held by the angel, as well as the...
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Talking to Ancient Gods: Giving Gifts and Reading Guts

Did you know that when Romans were uncertain or just needed to know whether to proceed with an undertaking, they asked their gods to send them a sign? Signs most often came from animals - how and when birds flew, whether sacred chickens ate their feed, and how the entrails of sacrificial animals looked after the...
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Don't miss the chance to see Van Gogh's "Bedroom" on loan from The Art Institute of Chicago and on view at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena now through March 6.

Van Gogh described his creative vision for the painting in an October 16, 1888 letter to his brother Theo:

"I had a new idea in mind . . . This time it’s simply my bedroom, but the color has to do the job here, and through its...
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The marquetry scene decorating the top of this casket shows the goddess Venus attended by four putti. The decoration reflects the casket's original function, to hold articles for use in a woman's "toilette." It would have sat on a dressing table with other boxes of various shapes and sizes, possibly holding such objects as combs, brushes, and ribbons.

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Tickets are now on sale to see Swedish psych-rockers Dungen perform their original live score to the 1926 historic film "The Adventures of Prince Achmed" on March 21st!

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"The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop," Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., the Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall. Free | Advance ticket required: [ Bit.ly Link ]

To celebrate Academy Awards weekend, the Getty presents author Karen Maness who recounts the history of hand-painted backdrops used in films during Hollywood's golden age and pays homage to the artists who helped create...
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The exhibition "Roman Mosaics across the Empire" is on view at the Getty Villa through March 4. In ancient times, mosaics decorated luxurious homes and public buildings across the Roman Empire. Intricate patterns and figural scenes were created by setting small pieces of stone or glass, called tesserae, into floors and walls. This mosaic may have decorated the great room of a bath.

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This Thursday, artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar, winner of the MacArthur and Guggenheim awards, discusses his recent work and reflects on "The Rwanda Project."

Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Getty Center. Free | Advance ticket required: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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"Remembering Antiquity: The Ancient World through Medieval Eyes," is on view through May 28. Explore the exhibition: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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