About: Marlyn Musicant

I'm the exhibitions coordinator at the Getty Research Institute. I earned my M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts, Design and Culture at the Bard Graduate Center, New York. Prior to joining the GRI, I organized the installation of the permanent collection of British and European art at the Huntington (2004–2008) and produced interpretive content for the J. Paul Getty Museum (2000–2004). I've taught the history of the built environment at UCLA and given lectures on 18th-century British art. My past research has focused on the history of textiles and the interior in the 20th century, and my current research focuses on 20th-century industrial design and architecture, particularly the work of German émigré Karl Schneider (1892–1945), whose archive resides at the GRI.

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Posted in Architecture and Design, Art, Getty Research Institute

Sears: Can an American Institution Return to Its Design Roots?

Design for Drip Coffee Maker / Karl Schneider

Some time ago, I saw a headline in the Wall Street Journal that read “In Retreat, Sears Set to Unload Stores.” It seems that Sears is cash strapped and needs to raise over $700 million, so selling its stores is… More»

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Think Local, Exhibit Global—Research Institute Exhibitions on the Move

Installation view of Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan, 1950-1970 at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Photo: Randy Stegmeyer

Off the tram, up the stairs and take a sharp right before going into the main entrance pavilion. Head into the building across from the Cafe. That’s where you’ll usually find the distinctive exhibitions of the Getty Research Institute (GRI)…. More»

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      Painted in 1632, separated 1927, and reunited today, these paintings of this man and his wife live together in the collection.

      His smize tells all.

      Portrait of a Man, 1632, Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy. Dutch. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      08/20/14

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