About: James Cuno

I’m president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. An art historian by training, I’ve been a professor and director at several other arts institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Courtauld Institute of Art; the Harvard University Art Museums; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College; the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA; and Vassar College.

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Yo-Yo Ma and Ellsworth Kelly, American Greats

Ellsworth Kelly and Yo-Yo Ma attend a reception hosted by the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College
Photo: Rob Strong

Two masters of practice receive the Getty Medal. More»

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How Museums Foster Cultural Understanding in Cities

LACMA, The Broad, and The Getty
Parts of the Los Angeles community: LACMA, The Broad, and The Getty. Photos from left: Susan Broman, Melissa Delzio, Photos by Clark, all CC BY-NC 2.0

Now more than ever, museums matter to our global cities. More»

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Introducing Getty Scholars’ Workspace, An Open-Source Humanities Research Tool

The light table tool within Getty Scholars' Workspace
The light table tool within Getty Scholars' Workspace. (Artwork second from left: Apocalyptic Landscape, 1912, Ludwig Meidner. © Ludwig Meidner-Archiv, Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Frankfurt am Main)

A new tool for museums and archives to support born-digital research. More»

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Getty Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) Released as Linked Open Data

ULAN_LOD_600

A third database is released for download and sharing. More»

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2014 by the Numbers

Jim Cuno: The Getty in 2014 by the numbers

The year in review, infographic style. More»

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Join the Getty Community in Donating Food for #GivingTuesday

Debra Canter and Joe Dyer with donations to the Westside Food Bank
Getty volunteers Debra Canter and Joe Dyer with a vanload of donated food and toys at the Getty Center loading dock

Bring a donation of food on December 2 and we’ll match it. More»

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Beyond Borders: The Humanities in the Digital Age

Terms for marble in multiple languages, superimposed on a carved marble sculpture of Athena
Selected multilingual terms from the entry for marble in the Art & Architecture Thesaurus

The Web has revolutionized the way we study art and culture. More»

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Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Released as Linked Open Data

Linked Open Data / Ellora Caves in India

Vast database of geographic places is now available for free download. More»

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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Begins Today

Caixa de fazer amor / Teresinha Soares
Photo: Miguel Aun. Courtesy of Teresinha Soares

A major new initiative to study and celebrate Latin American and Latino art. More»

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Art & Architecture Thesaurus Now Available as Linked Open Data

Linked Open Data / Vincent van Gogh's Irises

A key reference database on art and architecture is now available for free download. More»

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      Clocking in at a giant 400 square feet, this tapestry, Triumph of Bacchus, teems with tiny details and hidden narratives.

      Here are just three:

      • At bottom center, Bacchus poses on the world’s largest wine fountain.
      • To the left, a sad, Eeyore-like donkey waits for satyrs and men to unload grapes from his back.
      • To the right, a rowdy monkey rides a camel that carries wooden barrels—presumably to be filled with wine.

      The tapestry is one of the highlights of the exhibition Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV. (L.A. folks: final weekend!)

      More on The Iris: A Tour of the Triumph of Bacchus

      Triumph of Bacchus (overall view and details), about 1560, design by Giovanni da Udine under the supervision of Raphael; woven at the workshop of Frans Geubels, Brussels. Wool, silk, and gilt metal-wrapped thread. Courtesy of Le Mobilier National. Image © Le Mobilier National. Photo by Lawrence Perquis

      04/29/16

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