Old media artifacts like silent films are traditionally thought of as being windows into their individual moments in time. But when they portray another era still—like the ancient world—they serve as a kind of mirror, telling the story of that… More»
The Getty Research Institute’s galleries are finally open!
Christening the new gallery and expanded exhibition space, Connecting Seas: A Visual History of Discoveries and Encounters maps cross-continent adventures, cultural misunderstandings, storytelling and exploration from a time where ocean travel was the primary means by which people and knowledge circulated.
Chinese objects exhibited at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, London 1851. Getty Research Institute.
Kwan-ko-dzu-setsu: a history of Japanese antiquities, the ceramic part, part VII, Ninagawa Noritane, 1880. Getty Research Institute.
Painting on Silk of a Crane. Getty Research Institute.