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 Art & Archives, 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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      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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