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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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Glamour in Old Beijing

Young Pioneer with the Three Gorges, 2008
Copyright Chen Man. Courtesy of L.A. Louver
Young Pioneer with the Three Gorges, 2008 Copyright Chen Man. Courtesy of L.A. Louver

“All reality is a phantom, all phantoms are real.” More»

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Experimental Music Built on Provocative Films

Body/Head
Photo: Adela Loconte

Body/Head combines improvised music with films that explore deep sexual and psychological themes. More»

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Where Is Yucatan? Julius Shulman at Chichen Itza

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Julius Shulman photographs the Yucatan, mecca for the midcentury consumer. More»

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Best Supporting Role

Peter Paul Rubens's Triumph of the Church during treatment
© José de la Fuente

Conserving Peter Paul Rubens, panel by panel. More»

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Marie-Antoinette’s Swiveling Armchair Is the New Centerpiece of Neoclassical Furniture Gallery

Neoclassical furniture gallery at the Getty Center
Marie-Antoinette's chair (at right) in the newly reinstalled Gallery S114

Marie-Antoinette’s armchair gets the royal treatment. More»

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Larry Sultan’s Visions of Suburbia

Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 2.53.57 PM

On Larry Sultan, intimacy, and photography. More»

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Strike a #MusePose!

Air / Aristide Maillol #MusePose challenge
Audrey Chan and Kelly Williams strike a #MusePose duet! Sculpture: Air, designed 1938, cast 1962, Aristide Maillol. Lead, 94 in. long. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005.113.1

Get arty with your selfies in this new #MusePose Instagram challenge! More»

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Treasures from the Vault: Correspondence of the Art Dealer M. Knoedler & Co

Portrait of a Woman Praying / Hans Memling
Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu. © Muzeul Naţional Brukenthal

A failed bid for Renaissance masterpieces is revealed in a collection of newly catalogued letters. More»

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Watch Charlie Chaplin’s “Shoulder Arms” Online

Charles Chaplin / Shoulder Arms

An uneasy collision of violence and comedy around World War I. More»

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Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner” Shows Art as Hard Work

Timothy Spall as J. M. W. Turner / Still from Mr. Turner
Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

“Leigh’s Mr. Turner is a gentleman by social position, but he’s also a brute laborer, with paint-spattered hands.” More»

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      Parisian dealers purchased imported Chinese porcelain from the Dutch East Indies Company in Amsterdam, the main European importer for many years. 

      How much porcelain was really shipped?

      In 1752, a sunken European ship lost 223,303 pieces of porcelain. Oops.

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