Central Garden

Photos and behind-the-scenes scoops on the Getty’s Central Garden, designed by Robert Irwin and maintained as a work of art.

Posted in #GettyInspired, Art & Archives

Creating Art from the Stuff of Nature

image3 r

Portland artist Deb Stoner talks about her botanically inspired photographs. More»

Also tagged , , Series: | : | Leave a comment
Posted in Editor's Picks, Gardens and Architecture, People & Places

Your Questions about the Getty Gardens, Answered

Brian Houck

Our garden expert tells all. More»

Also tagged , , : | 3 Responses
Posted in Behind the Scenes, Gardens and Architecture, People & Places

The Inside Scoop on the Getty’s Spring Garden

image00

“Any plant can find its moment in the Central Garden.” More»

Also tagged , , , : | Leave a comment
Posted in Gardens and Architecture, Getty Center, People & Places

Getty Salad Garden: Robert Irwin

wide_all2

Artist Robert Irwin shares his thoughts on creating art, gardens, and salads. More»

Also tagged , , , , : | Leave a comment
Posted in Editor's Picks, Getty Center, J. Paul Getty Museum

A Salad Garden Grows at the Getty: An Interview with Julia Sherman of Salad for President

Getty Salad Garden
Photo: Abby Han

An installation of organic heirloom vegetables and salad greens has sprouted at the Getty. More»

Also tagged , , , , , , : | 1 Response
Posted in Editor's Picks, Gardens and Architecture, Getty Center, People & Places

Getty Gardens: Brown Is the New Green

Green and brown flowers and rocks in the Getty's Central Garden

To adapt to the California drought, the Getty gardens team embraces the brown. More»

Also tagged , , : | 6 Responses
Posted in Behind the Scenes, Gardens and Architecture, People & Places

A Tree Gets Its Wings

blogeditDH0A0437

As a tree reaches the end of its life, a new sun garden is born. More»

Also tagged , : | Leave a comment
Posted in Art, Art & Archives, Education, Getty Center, Prints and Drawings

Watch the Oakes Brothers’ Drawing of the Getty Take Shape, Line by Line

The Oakes Brothers in the Central Garden at the Getty Center, 2011

See artist-brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes live-sketch the Central Garden. More»

Also tagged , , , , , , , : | 1 Response
Posted in Behind the Scenes, Getty Center

Never-Ending Summer in the Central Garden

FallGarden1

Long live summer. More»

Also tagged , , 1 Response
Posted in Behind the Scenes, Gardens and Architecture, Getty Center, People & Places

Summer in the Getty Garden

roses3blog

Summer is heating up with color in the Central Garden. More»

Also tagged , , : | Leave a comment
  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Tumblr

    • photo from Tumblr

      ancientpeoples:

      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

  • Flickr