About: Maureen McGlynn

I'm assistant director of creative services and internal communications at the J. Paul Getty Trust. I joined the Getty in 2003. People always ask if the impact of the place wears off after a while. I can honestly say no. I discover something new here every day and the view is never the same twice.

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Posted in Architecture and Design, Art

Architecture as Art in Culver City

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“Public art can contribute to defining a city’s identity and to unifying its vision,” and buildings contribute to this identity too! More»

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Posted in Behind the Scenes, Getty Center, Photographs, Film, and Video

Go Behind the Scenes with Our New Orientation Film

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Many first-time visitors to the Getty Center disembark the tram at the top of the hill, take one look around, and wonder out loud, “What’s in all of these buildings?” Our new orientation film—also available in Spanish here—aims to answer… More»

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      #ThyCaptionBe: Sword Safety

      You captioned this detail. And we’re revealing the full story now.

      Haircut gone wrong or prop sword mishap? It’s actually story of backstabbing and assassination. 

      Here’s the full story:

      Once a great Roman military general, Pompey, fled Italy for Egypt as Caesar began a civil war. 

      When he arrived at his Egyptian exile, what Pompey thought was a welcoming party turned out to be a group of assassins. (Surprise!)

      Set against a blood-red background, Pompey’s severed head rests at the feet of Caesar who makes a gesture of rebuke.

      #ThyCaptionBe is a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. You guess what the heck is going on, then we myth-bust.

      02/09/16

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