J. Paul Getty Museum

Art snapshots, exhibitions and events news, curator’s essays, and more from the Getty Museum.

Finding the Grace in Trees

The relationship between the individual tree and the scene or the event depicted is what is interesting to see and to understand. Each photo tells a unique story. Trees are sometimes so old, they have seen so much. Trees don’t wait for the photographer to be beautiful or expressive, they just are.

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Reframing Robert Mapplethorpe
Untitled (Sam-I Love You and Need You-Hurry Home-), Robert Mapplethorpe, 1974. Altered Polaroid. Promised gift of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Reframing Robert Mapplethorpe

Frances Terpak, curator of photographs, talks about the new Robert Mapplethorpe Archive.

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