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This Is How Fun Looked in the 1850s

The Billiard Room, Mentmore House / Roger Fenton
The Billiard Room, Mentmore House, about 1858, Roger Fenton. Albumen silver print, 11 15/16 x 12 1/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001.27

There’s more to this game of billiards than meets the eye. More»

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Conserving Barbara Hepworth’s “Figure for Landscape”

Figure for Landscape / Hepworth
Figure for Landscape, 1960, Barbara Hepworth. Bronze, 107 x 52 x 27 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Fran and Ray Stark, 2005.108. © Bowness, Hepworth Estate

Barbara Hepworth’s bronze figure is conserved. More»

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Coming in 2016: Robert Mapplethorpe

Thomas / Mapplethorpe
Jointly acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by The David Geffen Foundation and The J. Paul Getty Trust. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.7.31. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

A major retrospective of the artist’s work is coming in March 2016. More»

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Be a Fool for Art

#MusePose - Ideal Female Heads
Ideal female heads x4

More fun posing with art! More»

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Explore Renaissance Italy from Your Laptop

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New online exhibition features 100 beautiful Renaissance illuminations from northern Italy. More»

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“The Sun Is God”: JMW Turner in Los Angeles

Norham Castle, Sunrise / JMW Turner
Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, London 2014

J. M. W. Turner would have felt right at home in Los Angeles. More»

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Expanding Access: Devotion and Objects

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A medieval Qur’an and a study day for American Muslim scholars. More»

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#GettyJam Report—12 Museum Games Created in 30 Hours

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USC students pull al-nighters at the museum to create art games. More»

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This Renaissance Sculpture Just Became a French Movie Star

Double Head (detail of face) / Francesco Primaticcio

This Renaissance sculpture stars in a French biopic. More»

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This Just In: The Romantic Zeitgeist

A Swan among Reeds by Moonlight, September 18, 1852, Carl Gustav Carus, charcoal with white chalk heightening on brown paper. The J. Paul Getty Museum.
A Swan among Reeds by Moonlight, September 18, 1852, Carl Gustav Carus, charcoal with white chalk heightening on brown paper. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Three Romantic drawings are on view for the first time. More»

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      The boxer is resting in the Getty Museum’s galleries through November 1.

      He’s older, he’s muscular, he’s exhausted. This less than idealized figure is typical of the Hellenistic style of sculpture that celebrated the portrait as a way to portray emotion.

      So what do you think, did he win or lose?


      Seated Boxer, “The Terme Boxer,” 300–200 B.C., bronze and copper. Museo Nazionale Romano—Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome. Su concessione del Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo—Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l’area archeologica di Roma. Photo © Vanni Archive / Art Resource, NY

      08/01/15

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