About: Tim Hart

I'm head of market research at the J. Paul Getty Trust. I track and evaluate Web traffic and conduct surveys, usability studies, and focus groups. Collecting data and analyzing it is an occupational hazard; once you start it's hard to stop. I caught myself asking my four-year-old if she liked chocolate cake because it was chocolate or because I made it. Her look said it all: "Really, Dad?" If pressed, I'm sure I could quantify why I'd rather be surfing, or hiking, or playing poker, or just hanging with my wife and kids.

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Posted in Art, J. Paul Getty Museum

Justice, Vengeance, Crime, Love, and Van Gogh

Justice and Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, about about 1805–06

Which art objects on the Getty Museum’s website are most popular? The answers might surprise you—or perhaps confirm what you’ve always suspected about the Internet.

Over the past year, three objects have vied for the top spot, each for different reasons. More»

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      The Union Oil Center was completed in 1958 and became the highest building in downtown Los Angeles (mostly thanks to the convenient hill it is situated upon). 

      This neighborhood became known for the 19th century oil boom. However, come the ’90s, the building was up for demolition. Saved by Hollywood, this building became the Los Angeles Center Studios complete with a “vertical backlot.” What other SoCal oil buildings have transformed in time? The Huntington has one.  

      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.

      Union Oil Center, 1957, Julius Shulman. Getty Research Institute. Julius Shulman Photography Archive.

      07/23/14

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