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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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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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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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When an Amphora Is Not Just an Amphora: Greek Antiquities as Presidential Gifts

President Dwight D. Eisenhower receives ancient artifacts from Prime Minister Spyros Markezinis.
Photo courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, Kansas.

Why did the Greek state give antiquities to U.S. officials as diplomatic gifts? More»

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Athens through a Panoramic Lens

The Philopappos Monument and the Acropolis from Mouseion Hill, 2015
The Philopappos Monument and the Acropolis from Mouseion Hill, 2015

Dramatic panoramas of Athens evoke the past in the present. More»

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What Does the Acropolis Mean? A Conversation with Thomas Gallant

The Parthenon / Edward Dodwell
The Packard Humanities Institute

The Athenian monument as structure and symbol. More»

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Illustrating the World’s Most Notorious Troublemakers

How Raven Brought Light into the World / Philip
How Raven Brought Light into the World by Philip Carerra from his series The Art of Mischief: Illustrating the World’s Most Notorious Troublemakers

Dreamlike illustrations inspired by ancient art and myth. More»

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Photography Pro Tips from Alex Barber

#GettyInspired photographer Alex Barber’s pro-tips on cameras and great shots. More»

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“A Great Passion for Old Stones and Walls”

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Snapshots of Greece’s ancient monuments from an era before photography. More»

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A Guide to Euripides’ Medea

Mixing Vessel with Medea Departing in a Chariot
Mixing Vessel with Medea Departing in a Chariot (detail), about 400 B.C., attributed to the Policoro Painter. Terracotta, 19 7/8 x 19 5/8 in. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund, 1991.1. Photo: Tim Evanson on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Unpacking the ancient, bloody myth of Medea. More»

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      Welcome back to #ThyCaptionBe, a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. Every Tuesday, this will go down on Tumblr and Twitter:

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