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New Report Visualizes Cultural History through “Big Data”

Birth to death migration in Europe, according to the Getty’s Union List of Artist Names, cumulated over all time to CE 2012. Blue dots indicate the births of notable individuals; red dots indicate deaths. © Maximilian Schich, 2014
Birth to death migration in Europe, according to the Getty’s Union List of Artist Names, cumulated over all time to CE 2012. Blue dots indicate the births of notable individuals; red dots indicate deaths. © Maximilian Schich, 2014

Using science to map art history. More»

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Art Historical Books Bound for Brazil

University of São Paulo by Rafael Vianna Croffi on Flickr, CC BY 2.0.
University of São Paulo by Rafael Vianna Croffi on Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

179 boxes of books and journals are headed from Los Angeles to the Universidade Federal de Saõ Paolo. More»

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Yvonne Rainer in Her Own Words

Yvonne Rainer at the Getty Research Institute

Hear artist Yvonne Rainer read from her diaries. More»

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Alphabet Szoup

H is for Haring
H is for Haring

A look inside the artist files of legendary curator Harald Szeemann. More»

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Unlocking Archives through Digital Tech

Decourcy McIntosh, Thomas Gaehtgens, and Gail Feigenbaum
In the Special Collections Reading Room, workshop participants look inside an art dealer's photograph album. Foreground, left to right: independent scholar Decourcy McIntosh, Research Institute director Thomas Gaehtgens, and associate director Gail Feigenbaum.

The vast archives of the Getty Research Institute contain many stories yet untold. More»

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When Spray Cans Meet Quill Pens

Work by Krush, featured on a wall curated by Axis at ESMoA’s “Scratch” exhibit 
Courtesy Getty Research Institute
Work by Krush, featured on a wall curated by Axis at ESMoA’s “Scratch” exhibit Courtesy Getty Research Institute

A new exhibition pairs rare books from the 15th to 18th centuries with a contemporary collaboration between Los Angeles graffiti artists. More»

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The Fiery Career of Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable

Ada Louise Huxtable with Richard Meier in 1996
Photo: Vladimir Lange

“I wanted her attention, but I was scared of it…She was tough, but her words were beautiful.” More»

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Treasures from the Vault: The Ada Louise Huxtable Archive

Portrait of Ada Louise Huxtable, 1970s
Photograph by L. Garth Huxtable

Inside the archive of one of the greatest 20th-century writers on architecture. More»

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10 Features of L.A.’s Union Station Not to Miss

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The top ten hidden design gems of L.A.’s Union Station. More»

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Connecting Seas: The Getty Research Institute in Manila

Exterior of San Sebastian Church. Completed in 1891, this neo-Gothic all-steel church, the only one of its kind in Asia, is made of pre-fabricated steel elements fabricated in Belgium. Photo: Jaime S. Martinez
Exterior of San Sebastian Church. Completed in 1891, this neo-Gothic all-steel church, the only one of its kind in Asia, is made of pre-fabricated steel elements fabricated in Belgium. Photo: Jaime S. Martinez

“For all of us, the trip was revelatory on many levels.” More»

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      Eye-to-eye with Saint John, from this 16th century Ethiopian gospel book.

      Ethiopia was one of the earliest centers of Christianity, and illuminated manuscripts were an integral part of religious service. 

      This manuscript is written in Ge’ez, the language of early Christian Ethiopia. You can hear this manuscript read aloud here, or…

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