About: Sam Durant

I'm an artist, on the faculty at CalArts, and the 2013 invited artist in the Getty Artists Program.

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Posted in Art, Behind the Scenes, J. Paul Getty Museum, Voices

Getty Voices: What #isamuseum?

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“The project emerged through extended dialogue with members of the Getty Museum’s Education Department, and it was certainly a collaboration.” More»

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      Princess Leia hair is so totally 300 A.D.

      A proto-Princess Leia emerges from this 1,700-year-old terracotta lamp created in North Africa. 

      We may have Roman North Africa to thank for the famous Leia hairstyle, as this braided look appears on depictions of women in ancient artworks from this region, such as the terracotta lamp (left) at the Getty and the marble sculpture (right) at the Met.

      09/04/15

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