Posted in Art, Behind the Scenes, Conservation, Exhibitions and Installations, Paintings
How long does it take to install a painting in the Museum, from loading dock to gallery wall? For J.M.W. Turner’s Modern Rome—Campo Vaccino, the answer is seven days: really busy days, with lots of people working together to make… More»
Posted in Behind the Scenes, Education, Photographs, Film, and Video
For our Getty Perspectives lecture series, filmmaker Peter Greenaway came to speak about his new work creating immersive environments inspired by masterpieces of European painting. At the event, and on Facebook and Twitter, we put out the call for your… More»
Posted in Behind the Scenes, Getty Center, J. Paul Getty Museum
Suzanne Ziesmer has been volunteering at the Getty for a decade.
When you step off from the Getty Center tram on a Tuesday, Suzanne Ziesmer is there to greet you. It’s 64 degrees on this particular morning. A perfect spring day in most parts of the country—although Angelenos consider this downright… More»
Posted in Architecture and Design, Getty Center
They say the Getty Center never looks as beautiful as it does after the rain. I decided to find out! The day after a week of showers, I went out and filmed a sunny day.
Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Research Institute
The current exhibition at the Getty Research Institute, Obsidian Mirror-Travels: Refracting Ancient Mexican Art and Archaeology, challenges our ideas of how we understand the past. More than 70 objects from the Colonial era to the present, including maps, books, photographs,… More»
Posted in Art, Behind the Scenes, Education, Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty Museum
David Saunders speaks with a group of students from UCLA. Most storeroom visits are reserved for college groups.
Eleven teachers enter an underground room at the Getty Villa. In a space with wooden crates marked “fragile” sits a large table. They are asked to put on latex gloves as an aura of anticipation fills the air. “When was… More»
Posted in Getty Center, Getty Villa, Photographs, Film, and Video
What inspires you to pull out your camera and take a photo? We love to see visitors capturing moments at the Getty Villa and the Getty Center to share with family and friends. If you have photos of your visit… More»
Posted in Education, Getty Center, J. Paul Getty Museum, Photographs, Film, and Video
Don’t call Sudharak Olwe a teacher. When the photojournalist from India met with a class from Venice High School at the Getty Center to discuss technique and creativity in photography, he turned the gathering from a workshop into a conversation…. More»