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“Persians,” An Ancient Play Remade for the 21st Century

Persians by Aeschylus

Director Anne Bogart on remaking the Western world’s oldest play for the 21st century. More»

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Designing Heaven And Earth

Galleries of Heaven and Earth at the Getty Villa
Icons glow against "Raspberry Truffle" walls.

Behind the scenes with the design of an exhibition of Byzantine treasures. More»

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The Marvels of Peter Paul Rubens’s “The Triumph of the Eucharist” Online

Rubens's Triumph of the Eucharist at the Prado
Photo © Museo Del Prado

Paintings and tapestries by the great baroque artist come to the Getty in October. More»

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A Composition of Tones: A Playlist for the Photographs of Ansel Adams

Friday Flights at the Getty Center

A music playlist inspired by the compositional rigor of Ansel Adams. More»

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Free Summer Fun at the Getty

Families participating in Family Art Stops
Families participating in Family Art Stops

Hands-on art programs for kids of all ages at the Getty this summer. More»

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Medieval Manuscripts Alive

Medieval Manuscripts Alive - languages

Hear medieval manuscripts read aloud. First up: Ge’ez, the language of the Ethiopian church. More»

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Getty from 3 to 5pm: Museum Guidebooks, Then and Now

The Penitent Madgalene / Titian, from The J. Paul Getty Museum Guidebook, second edition

Guidebooks from the ’50s join our Virtual Library. More»

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Who Was James Ensor?

The Skeleton Painter / James Ensor
Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels. Image © Lukas-Art in Flanders vzw, photo Hugo Maertens

Belgium’s most eccentric, scandalous, and shocking painter is the focus of an exhibition at the Getty Center this summer. More»

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Who Is George Seurat’s “Indian Man”?

An Indian Man / Georges Seurat
Detail of Seurat's An Indian Man showing the finely rendered beard and topknot

Help us solve an art-historical mystery. More»

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A New York Soundtrack for a New York Painting

Liz Tooley and Lance Baressi of Permanent Records
Photo: Jim Newberry

It’s a jazz thing: Jackson Pollock’s Mural inspires a music playlist. More»

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      Art history, statistics, network science, and informatics converge in a new study in Science magazine that maps European cultural history through birth and death dates of notable figures, using data from the Getty Union List of Artist Names.

      BONUS! It’s one of the first art history papers ever published in a peer-reviewed science magazine.

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

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