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From Stone Age sculpture to contemporary architecture, 6,500 years of art from the collections of the Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute

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A Brief Introduction to Roman Mosaics

Mosaic face from Mosaic Floor with a Bear Hunt / Roman
Detail of a corner panel from Mosaic Floor with a Bear Hunt, A.D. 300–400, Roman, from near Baiae, Italy. Stone tesserae, 51–68 1/2 × 34 1/2–58 ¼ in.

15 key facts about this colorful and long-lasting art form More»

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Four Questions for the Directors of “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures”

Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey
Photo courtesy of and © Mathu Andersen

“He was really a documentarian…had he lived, he would sooner or later have made this film.”
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Free Art Wallpapers to Celebrate #MuseumWeek

Vincent van Gogh's Irises as an iPhone background.
Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" makes for a beautiful wallpaper! Irises, 1889, Vincent van Gogh. Oil on canvas.

Van Gogh your devices. More»

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Three Reasons to Visit Woven Gold at the Getty

Grad intern Amelia Brown photographed in Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV. In the background is Portiere of the Chariot of Triumph / design by Charles Le Brun; woven at the Gobelins Manufactory
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A Getty intern describes the splendor that awaits visitors to an exhibition on Louis XIV’s tapestry collection More»

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Yoga Artist Creates Living Sculpture at the Getty

Lamonte Goode at a #CamerasandDancers meetup at the Getty Villa

Dancer Lamonte Goode becomes a living sculpture at the Getty. More»

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Yo-Yo Ma and Ellsworth Kelly, American Greats

Ellsworth Kelly and Yo-Yo Ma attend a reception hosted by the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College
Photo: Rob Strong

Two masters of practice receive the Getty Medal. More»

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Catherine Opie Captures an Intimate Portrait of Elizabeth Taylor

Living Room North View / Catherine Opie
© Catherine Opie, Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

An intimate portrait of a Hollywood legend, through her home More»

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Weaving Tapestry: A Family Tradition

Yadin Larochette at work in the exhibition Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV
Yadin Larochette at work in the exhibition Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV

A weaver reveals the thrill of fiber and loom More»

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Robert Mapplethorpe, My Greatest Boss

Robert Mapplethorpe / English
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1987, Brian English. Courtesy of and © Brian English

Brian English recalls Robert Mapplethorpe as boss, artist, and person. More»

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How Museums Foster Cultural Understanding in Cities

LACMA, The Broad, and The Getty
Parts of the Los Angeles community: LACMA, The Broad, and The Getty. Photos from left: Susan Broman, Melissa Delzio, Photos by Clark, all CC BY-NC 2.0

Now more than ever, museums matter to our global cities. More»

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      Color for Healing

      This sanitorium (tuberculosis hospital) in Paimio, Finland, was designed by architect Alvar Aalto in the 1920s. Unlike many hospitals, it was full of bright colors—including welcoming yellow on the main stairs and calming green for ceilings above bedridden patients. Aalto even created special chairs to open the chest and speed healing.

      The building’s colors were mostly whitewashed later in the 20th century, but now—due to a grant from the Getty Foundation as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative—its colors are being reconstructed and the building preserved for the future.

      More of the story: Saving Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanitorium

      Pictured: Paimio Sanatorium, patients’ wing and solarium terraces. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum. A color model for Paimio Sanatorium interiors by decorative artist Eino Kauria. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum, 2016.Paimio chairs (Artek no 41) in the Paimio Sanatorium lecture room, 1930s. Photo: Gustaf Welin, Alvar Aalto Museum. Aino Aalto resting in a chair on the solarium terrace. Photo: Alvar Aalto, Alvar Aalto Museum, 1930s. Main stairs of Paimio Sanatorium. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

      04/30/16

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