About Getty Voices


Getty Voices is a multiplatform social media project launched on February 4, 2013, in which a different member of the Getty community—typically a staff member, but sometimes a scholar, a docent or volunteer, or an invited speaker, performer, or writer—is the voice of the Getty’s social media for one week.

Getty Voices aims to make the Getty’s social media truly social, from the inside out. It also aims to dramatically expand the number of voices we can share with you. Our goal each week is take you even further behind the scenes with the work of the Getty community; to share our knowledge, thoughts, time, and enthusiasm; and to answer your questions, benefit from your insights, and learn more about what you are interested in and what you value. We hope to be creative, interesting, and useful—and sometimes provocative and funny.

Learn more about the goals of Getty Voices in this post introducing the project »

Look for a new post in Getty Voices each Monday here on The Iris, and follow Voices throughout the week on our dedicated Twitter and Facebook.

Have a suggestion for what we could do better? Do more of (or less of)? A topic you’d like to hear about or a voice you want to hear from? Please share your thoughts with us.

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  1. Hugh Marsh
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    How can I be certain to receive The Getty iris each time it’s published? It’s just excellent!

    • Annelisa Stephan
      Posted February 15, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Hugh! Many thanks for this kind comment and your question. A few folks have asked about this today, and we will implement an email subscription service so that you can receive notifications when we have new posts (or weekly digests). Thanks for visiting the Iris!

  2. Hugh Marsh
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Will the play “Helen” presented last year be shown again? If not, is it possible to view a film of it?

    • Annelisa Stephan
      Posted February 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

      Hi Hugh, Not this year; we present a new play each fall. We don’t typically film the outdoor theater productions, but I’ll let our programmers know that this would be of interest. Thank you!

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