J. Paul Getty Museum

Eight thousand years of art on view in two locations, plus a year-round offering of education programs, music, theater, and 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
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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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Misconceptions about the Middle Ages, Debunked through Art History

The Trinity, Book of Planets, Anatomical Treatise, Liber synonimorum, shortly after 1464. German. J. Paul Getty Museum.
The Trinity, Book of Planets, Anatomical Treatise, Liber synonimorum, shortly after 1464. German. J. Paul Getty Museum.

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets clubbed. More»

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#GettyJam—The Museum as Game Space

Press Start! Getty Game Jam / Edouard Manet's Spring

USC students turn the Getty into a game lab this weekend. More»

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      What is sunrise like at the Getty?

      “The fog was so thick we couldn’t see the sunrise when it came at 5:47am PT. There was no gong, no fanfare. Many of us were oblivious, engrossed in conversations with old friends or new acquaintances, awkwardly touching each other as per Ono’s instructions, or contemplating the obscured landscape. I looked at my companions, asking them “Was that it? Did we miss it?” That was it, but we hadn’t missed it at all.

      Piece by hyperallergic‘s Matt Stromberg. Read in full here.

      07/06/15

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