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Saving Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium

Paimio Sanatorium, patients' wing and solarium terraces
Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

A famed sanatorium in Finland gets a new lease on life More»

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A Tour of the “Triumph of Bacchus”

Monkey and camel in a tapestry of the Triumph of Bacchus
Monkey and camel in a tapestry of the Triumph of Bacchus. Tapestry courtesy Le Mobilier National. Photo: Amelia Brown

Bacchus and his retinue cavort inside a monumental tapestry More»

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An Italian Masterpiece Visits the Getty for Conservation and Study

Getty art handlers place Guercino's Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph on an easel.
Getty art handlers place Guercino's Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph on an easel.

A collaborative conservation project begins between the Getty and the National Gallery of Ireland More»

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Also posted in Exhibitions and Installations, J. Paul Getty Museum

Go Mad for Mosaics

Photo by Ryan Dickey, Watts Towers, 2009. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Photo: Ryan Dickey

Join us for #MosaicMadness to celebrate mosaics ancient and modern. More»

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Finding the Fleur-de-Lis in Art

Lidded Bowl on Dish / Sèvres Manufactory
Lidded Bowl on Dish, 1764, Sèvres Manufactory. Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamel colors and gilding, 4 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 6 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 78.DE.65

Exploring the royal iris of French art More»

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Confronting Myth and Misperception about Antiquities

Wearing headphones and holding a recording device, rtist Alan Nakagawa in the Outer Peristyle of the Getty Villa
Artist Alan Nakagawa in the Outer Peristyle of the Getty Villa

New project from artist Alan Nakagawa questions how we come to believe what we believe More»

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Keeping It Modern in Poland: The Conservation of Max Berg’s Centennial Hall

Centennial Hall, interior, 2005
Photo: Stanislaw Klimek, 2005. Museum of Architecture Wroclaw

A new conservation plan will support the life of a UNESCO world heritage site and marvel of engineering More»

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Eight Reasons to Look Forward to Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Marie Orensanz, Limitada, 1978, Photograph, edition 1 of 5, 13 3/4 x 19 11/16 in. (35 x 50 cm), Courtesy of the artist.
© Marie Orensanz

A peek at what’s in store in 2017. More»

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Also posted in Editor's Picks, Gardens and Architecture, People & Places

Your Questions about the Getty Gardens, Answered

Brian Houck

Our garden expert tells all. More»

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L.A.’s People and Places, Brought to Life in Watercolor

Getty Center Central Garden, watercolor. Courtesy of and © Tayen Kim
Getty Center Central Garden, watercolor. Courtesy of and © Tayen Kim

Illustrator Tayen Kim goes sketching at wonderful places. More»

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      Composed from memories and from drawings made during his travels in Italy, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot painted this view for the Paris Salon of 1839. A dramatic colored sky and a few lone figures appealed to the melancholic sensibilities of the Romantic critics of the time.

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