Elite Greeks and Romans reclined to dine, and ordinary people copied them when they could. Although the practice seems strange to us, it must have been both comfortable and convenient, since reclining during meals spread throughout the Mediterranean and survived… 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.