About: McKenzie Lowry

I’ve been a mount maker with the Department of Antiquities since 2001, contributing to the design and production of mounts for objects in the Getty Villa galleries. I have had an interest in making seismic mounts for art objects since the late 1980s and have traveled widely to present on seismic issues relating to art collections. I’m also a studio artist with a BA in studio art from UC Davis and an MFA in painting and drawing from Washington State University.

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Posted in Antiquities, Behind the Scenes, Conservation, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

How Do You Move an Aztec Deity? Very Carefully!

Installing The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire

Objects you see in the galleries at the Getty Villa, whether monumental or miniature, weighing a few ounces or several tons, all require careful and complicated work to install. As a conservation mount maker, I’ve just finished working with my… More»

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      Mission style or “Spanish Colonial” architecture is a California signature. San Luis Rey de Francia was founded in 1798, yet shares many of the features of Los Angeles’ Union Station. Compare with The Huntington’s capture of the station to see just how similar in line and form these buildings really are. 

      We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.

      Mission, San Luis Rey de Francia, 1880, Carleton Watkins. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      07/30/14

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