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03/26/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
This Wednesday don't miss, "Does Art Capture Reality Better than the News? Photographer and documentarian Jamel Shabazz and David Simon, journalist and creator of "The Wire," discuss how artists can best offer unflinching views of real life. Presented with Zocalo Public Square. Free tickets: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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03/26/2017 at 18:17. Facebook
Manuscripts curator Elizabeth Morrison is on a whirlwind tour of Europe to conduct research on bestiaries for an upcoming exhibition. Throughout her trip, Elizabeth is sending us her reports from the field.

Day 12
"Today I spent at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek with the Isabella Psalter, perhaps their most famous English manuscript. It was made for Princess Isabella of France when she...
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03/26/2017 at 16:39. Facebook
Curator Anne-Lise Desmas invites you to the upcoming symposium, "Bouchardon and His Contemporaries," Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This symposium explores the relationships Bouchardon had with his contemporaries—artists, patrons, and connoisseurs—and investigates the diffusion and reception of his oeuvre. Anne-Lise will be joined by colleagues from Getty Research Institute, The...
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03/25/2017 at 19:01. Facebook
Tonight from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. join us in celebrating the conclusion of the KCHUNG News Radio Residency at the Getty with a party on the Garden Terrace! KChung Radio will be broadcasting live over the airwaves while artists, musicians, and community collaborators play music and stage alternative news segments throughout the evening. Free; no reservations required.
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03/25/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Manuscripts curator Elizabeth Morrison is on a whirlwind tour of Europe to conduct research on bestiaries for an upcoming exhibition. Throughout her trip, Elizabeth is sending us her reports from the field.

Day 11
"Today I was in Bern for the greatest manuscript at the Burgerbibliothek Bern. It is one of the few illuminated non-Biblical manuscripts to have survived from the ninth century: [...
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03/25/2017 at 16:14. Facebook
The angel Gabriel interrupts Mary at her devotions and announces, "You shall conceive and bear a son, and you shall give him the name Jesus." (Luke 1:31) In an attitude of humility, Mary sits on the plain tiled floor, eyes downcast, and raises her hands in surprise. Gabriel, dressed in white with multi-colored wings, kneels and points towards the circular window above, indicating the presence...
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03/25/2017 at 15:51. Facebook
Tonight the Getty is participating in Earth Hour. What do you do to live sustainably in #LA?
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03/24/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Around 1630, the Italian #Baroque artist Giovanna Garzoni wrote to the influential Roman scholar Cassiano del Pozzo of her desire, "to live and die in Rome." She achieved this goal in 1651 after finding success in Venice, Naples, Turin, and, most notably, at the Medici court in Florence. The relationships she formed with her wealthy patrons, who sought out her still lifes for their brilliant...
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03/24/2017 at 18:52. Facebook
"Edme Bouchardon spent his final years completing his most prestigious commission, an equestrian monument of Louis XV." Read the article by sculpture curator and department head Anne-Lise Desmas: [ Bit.ly Link ]

"Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment," is on view through April 2 at the Getty Center. Explore the exhibition and plan your visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Epic Creation of a Last Masterpiece

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03/24/2017 at 14:35. Facebook
Manuscripts curator Elizabeth Morrison is on a whirlwind tour of Europe to conduct research on bestiaries for an upcoming exhibition. Throughout her trip, Elizabeth is sending us her reports from the field.

Day 10
"I took a 6:00am flight from Seville to Madrid today as a stopover on my way to Zurich. Spain is famed for their jamon (ham), but still, I was surprised to see in the Madrid airport...
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03/24/2017 at 00:51. Facebook
Take a closer look at "Fashionable Likeness: Pastel Portraits in 18th-Century Britain" with this immersive 360 panorama.

Exploring the world of pastel portraiture in eighteenth-century Britain, this focused installation features works from the Museum's collection and two exceptional private loans.

Installation view, "Fashionable Likeness: Pastel Portraits in 18th-Century Britain." [ Bit.ly...
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03/23/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
The J. Paul Getty Trust announced today it will present the annual J. Paul Getty Medal to artist Anselm Kiefer and writer Mario Vargas Llosa at a dinner in New York City on November 13, 2017. "We shall honor two of the world’s great artists. Anselm Kiefer and Mario Vargas Llosa are both engaged in big ideas and historic moments, and they share with the Getty a passionate commitment to global...
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03/23/2017 at 17:02. Facebook
Two shepherds with coarse features discover a tomb inscribed with the words "Temporalis Æternitas," alluding to the brevity or frailty of human life. The subject, one that Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione had borrowed from Poussin a decade earlier, was meant to remind viewers that time brings oblivion even to the highest achievements of humankind. An assortment of objects lying on the ground at...
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03/23/2017 at 14:52. Facebook
Manuscripts curator Elizabeth Morrison is on a whirlwind tour of Europe to conduct research on bestiaries for an upcoming exhibition. Throughout her trip, Elizabeth is sending us her reports from the field.

Day 9
"Today I spent looking at a manuscript in Seville. Spain even has bestiaries in Catalan! The Archivio closed at 4:45, which gave me time to visit the beautiful Alcazar. The orange...
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03/22/2017 at 17:01. Facebook
"Is the greatness of poetry behind us? Writer Gabriele Tinti shares a poem about human strength and fragility inspired by a sculpture of Orpheus." Read the Getty Iris post: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Songs of Stone

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03/22/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Manuscripts curator Elizabeth Morrison is on a whirlwind tour of Europe to conduct research on bestiaries for an upcoming exhibition. Throughout her trip, Elizabeth is sending us her reports from the field.

Day 8
"Today I was back in Copenhagen for half a day to return to the library. Denmark has an amazing bike culture—witness this bike "parking lot" with literally thousands of bikes. Kind...
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03/22/2017 at 05:14. Facebook
Enjoy this incredible 360 video of the historic David Hockney exhibition currently on view at the Tate in London: [ Bit.ly Link ]

On June 27, the Getty Museum will open the exhibition, "Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney." To celebrate David Hockney’s 80th birthday and his long and continuing artistic career, this exhibition features one of his most renowned photo works, "Pearblossom Hwy., 11–18th...
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Curator Anne-Lise Desmas invites you to, "Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment," on view for two more weeks at the Getty Center. The exhibition closes April 2. Explore the exhibition and plan your visit. bit.ly/2nakngN

Tomorrow night, Wednesday March 22, Sculptor Charles Ray, whose "Boy with Frog" stands in front of the Getty Museum, joins the Getty curator of sculpture, Anne-Lise...
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The exhibition “Gerard David: An Early Netherlandish Altarpiece Reassembled,” opens today at the Getty Center and is on view through June 18. This exhibition reunites three dispersed parts of an early altarpiece: two dramatic wings panels (Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen) and a riveting central scene, Christ Nailed to the Cross (National Gallery, London) in which Christ locks...
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Manuscripts curator Elizabeth Morrison is on a whirlwind tour of Europe to conduct research on bestiaries for an upcoming exhibition. Throughout her trip, Elizabeth is sending us her reports from the field.

Day 7
"Today in Denmark I gave my lecture on how the author of a text can inscribe himself into a political story by means of an author portrait. As an example, I used the spectacular...
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