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Women in Architecture Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Getty Research Institute

Architect Greta Magnusson Grossman photographed by Julius Shulman in 1959
Architect Greta Magnusson Grossman photographed by Julius Shulman in 1959

Join us October 15 to improve the coverage of women architects on Wikipedia. More»

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Posted in Behind the Scenes, Getty Research Institute

Peek Behind the Scenes at the Getty Research Institute for #AskAnArchivist Day

Nancy Enneking | Ask an Archivist

What even is an archive? More»

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Posted in Art, Getty Research Institute

The Art of Sculpting with Sugar

Sugar sculptures of palm trees and nymph
Trionfi (sugar sculptures) of palm trees and nymphs, Arnold van Westerhout. Etching, 6 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄4 in. In John Michael Wright, An Account of His Excellence Roger Earl of Castlemaine’s Embassy: From His Sacred Majesty James the IId., King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, &c., to His Holiness Innocent XI (London: Printed by Tho. Snowden for the author, 1688), pl. 13. The Getty Research Institute, 83-B3076

In Early Modern Europe, sugar became its own art form. More»

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Posted in Getty Research Institute, Prints and Drawings, Publications, Scholarship

“Paper Museum” Goes Digital

Screen capture from Digital Montagny

A 19th-century sketchbook goes digital. More»

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Louis XIV as Royal Spectator

Detail of Fireworks on the Grand Canal / Jean Lepautre
Detail of fireworks in Fifth Day: Fireworks on the Grand Canal

Louis XIV appears front-row center in two engravings celebrating his grand parties. More»

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Posted in Art, Education, Getty Conservation Institute

Bringing the Cave Temples of Dunhuang to California Classrooms

Our group at the Dunhuang City Museum
Photo: Karen Clancy

Chinese culture comes to California classrooms. More»

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“Who is this man named J. P. Getty?” M. Knoedler & Co. and Getty the Collector

Portrait of James Christie (1730 - 1803)
Portrait of James Christie, 1778, Thomas Gainsborough. Oil on canvas, 50 1/4 x 40 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of J. Paul Getty, 70.PA.16

J. Paul Getty, the mysterious art hunter. More»

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Posted in Getty Research Institute, Manuscripts and Books, Scholarship

Treasures from the Vault: The Research Papers of Elizabeth Roth, Keeper of Prints and Rare Books at the NYPL

Design for Fireworks Display
This print shows the design for a fireworks display that was scheduled to take place on June 22, 1763, near the Place Louis XV in Paris; the event was in celebration of the treaties marking the end of the Seven Years' War. The display features a façade elevated on a rocky island on the Seine and topped with an equestrian statue placed under a slender arch. Palm trees, exotic animals, putti, and allegorical figures appear among the rocks, while spectators are gathered on the shore.

A life’s work devoted to the unique art of festival books. More»

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Pictures for Education: The Records of Art Dealer M. Knoedler & Co.

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Booker T. Washington, 1905–45, Harris & Ewing. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-H25- 14111-B

Booker T. Washington appears in the M. Knoedler archive. More»

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Louis XIV’s Golden Dome

Facade of the Church of the Invalides / Pierre Lepautre after Jules Hardouin-Mansart
Facade of the Church of the Invalides, 1687, Pierre Lepautre after Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Etching and engraving from a bound volume of 14 prints (Bâtiments du roi, Paris, 1687). The Getty Research Institute, 1392-604

A rare print for the dome of the Invalides in Paris reflects Louis XIV’s ambitions to make Paris “a new European center of architectural magnificence.” More»

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