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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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The Middle Ages and Modern Abstraction

The Virgin and Child with the Archangels Michael and Gabriel from Gospel Book, about 1504 - 1505. 13 9/16 x 10 ¼ in. (34.5 x 26.5 cm). MS. 102, FOL. 19V
The Virgin and Child with the Archangels Michael and Gabriel from Gospel Book, about 1504 - 1505. 13 9/16 x 10 ¼ in. (34.5 x 26.5 cm). MS. 102, FOL. 19V

Abstraction was no modern innovation—it’s been an integral part of art across the centuries. More»

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Musicians and Artists Take Over the Getty for This Summer’s Friday Flights

Friday Flights at the Getty Center - summer 2014

Music nights that make you think: Friday Flights launches May 30. More»

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Reading the Future of “Game of Thrones” through Medieval Manuscripts

Job Pointing to a Corpse on the Ground in a Book of Hours, about 1410, Follower of the Egerton Master. Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment, 7 ½ x 5 ½ in. (19.1 x 14 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig IX 5, fol. 147

Do these manuscripts contain the secrets to the “Game of Thrones” season finale? More»

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What Did Byzantine Food Taste Like?

Spoons with Inscriptions / Byzantine
Image courtesy of and © Benaki Museum, Athens, 2013

In the kitchen with the Byzantines. More»

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      ryanlintelman:

      thegetty:

      On this day in history, a British colonial magistrate in India began using fingerprints as identifiers. It is considered the first official use of nature’s signature.

      Can you find the painter’s accidental fingerprint on this Classical Athenian mug fragment? Click through for a close up!

      Are you kidding me, Getty? This post is about the fingerprint on this mug? How about WHAT THE F**K IS THIS GUY DOING?

      Good point. We asked our antiquities expert and here’s what he said!

      08/27/14

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