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Art Historical Books Bound for Brazil

179 boxes of books and journals are headed from Los Angeles to the Universidade Federal de Saõ Paolo. More»

August 9, 1974 (Washington, D.C.)

Planning for Utopia

Photographs and Memories Reveal the Darker Side of a Symbol of Postwar Suburban Order. More»

Caption: Elana Mann, Villa Murmurs study, 2014: Photo: Jean-Paul Leonard, courtesy of the artist

Searching for Murmurs of History

What does history sound like? More»

Pectoral Cross / Greek
Photo © Benaki Museum, Athens

Curators’ Choice: Byzantine Treasures

Four treasures not to miss when you visit the Byzantine art exhibition at the Getty Villa. More»

Los Angeles Summer of Learning

“L.A. Summer of Learning” Turns the City into an Open-Air Classroom

Make your own summer camp with this new citywide program. More»

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    SITI Company rehearses Persians

    Aeschylus’s Persian Queen: An Actor’s Craft

    Bringing alive an ancient queen. More»

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        ryanlintelman:

        thegetty:

        On this day in history, a British colonial magistrate in India began using fingerprints as identifiers. It is considered the first official use of nature’s signature.

        Can you find the painter’s accidental fingerprint on this Classical Athenian mug fragment? Click through for a close up!

        Are you kidding me, Getty? This post is about the fingerprint on this mug? How about WHAT THE F**K IS THIS GUY DOING?

        Good point. We asked our antiquities expert and here’s what he said!

        08/27/14

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