About: Andrea Alsberg

I've curated hundreds of film series for over 20 years, including several at the Getty. After receiving my master's degree in cinema studies at NYU, I worked with the AFI for three years, running their Independent Filmmaker Program. I then spent 17 years at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, initially working with mentor Geoff Gilmore and then taking over his position as head of programming. During that time I also curated film series for local venues including the American Cinemathèque, LACMA, and the Academy of Motion Pictures, as well as traveling film programs that went to MoMA, the Toronto Cinemathèque, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the British Film Institute, and many others. I've served as an advisory board member for the Sundance Film Festival and for NICE (New Italian Cinema Festival). I'm currently writing a book on film for children.

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Posted in Exhibitions and Installations, Paintings, Photographs, Film, and Video

Enchantresses on Film

Alla Nazimova as Salome. Photo: United Artists / Photofest

The films we screen at the Getty go hand in hand with the art on view. Curating film series related to exhibitions is exciting, but it can also be challenging. How, for example, do you plan a movie event around… More»

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      ryanlintelman:

      thegetty:

      On this day in history, a British colonial magistrate in India began using fingerprints as identifiers. It is considered the first official use of nature’s signature.

      Can you find the painter’s accidental fingerprint on this Classical Athenian mug fragment? Click through for a close up!

      Are you kidding me, Getty? This post is about the fingerprint on this mug? How about WHAT THE F**K IS THIS GUY DOING?

      Good point. We asked our antiquities expert and here’s what he said!

      08/27/14

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