About: Beth Guynn

I’m a senior archival cataloger at the Getty Research Institute. I catalog or supervise the cataloging of our rare photographs and photography-related archives, which range from the mid-19th-century to the present. I'm currently supervising the processing and cataloging of the recently acquired Robert Mapplethorpe Photographs and Papers, and am cataloging the Harry Lunn Papers. I co-curated the GRI exhibition Obsidian Mirror-Travels: Refracting Ancient Mexican Art and Archaeology, and have recently curated an exhibition at the Los Angeles Public Library, A Nation Emerges: the Mexican Revolution Revealed.

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Faces of the Mexican Revolution

General Francisco (Pancho) Villa / D. W. Hoffman

When we think of the Mexican Revolution, many of us probably conjure up images of Pancho Villa or Emiliano Zapata, two of the most well-known figures from the ten-year civil war (1910-1920) that raged across Mexico during the early years… More»

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      Touched by an angel. Or demon.

      The 16th-century alchemist and mathematician John Dee spent years documenting his conversations with what he believed to be angels.

      40 years after his death, the scholar Méric Causabon published Dee’s records, arguing that Dee had been talking to evil spirits all along. So what are you reading this weekend? 

      Title page from “A True and Faithful Relation …,” 1659, Méric Causabon. Getty Research Institute.

      08/31/14

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