Behind the Scenes

Inside the work of the Getty, from international field projects to maintaining the gardens

Also posted in Getty Foundation

Multicultural Undergraduate Intern Diary: Hanna Girma

Hanna Girma at the Hammer Museum

“I’m very passionate about museum work and encouraging diversity within this field.” More»

Tagged , , , 8 Responses
Also posted in Manuscripts and Books

Medieval Manuscripts Alive: Middle French

Zrinka Stahuljak in the Manuscripts Study Room at the J. Paul Getty Museum
With the Romance of Gillion de Trazegnies in the Manuscripts Study Room

A chivalrous soap opera, read aloud. More»

Tagged , , , , , , 1 Response
Also posted in Getty Research Institute, Prints and Drawings

Louis XIV as Royal Spectator

Detail of Fireworks on the Grand Canal / Jean Lepautre
Detail of fireworks in Fifth Day: Fireworks on the Grand Canal

Louis XIV appears front-row center in two engravings celebrating his grand parties. More»

Tagged , , , , , , 1 Response
Also posted in Education, Getty360, J. Paul Getty Museum

Play’s the Thing at Museum Game Zone

Playing ShapeScapes at Museum Game Zone

A new pilot program is all about games. More»

Tagged , , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Getty Foundation, Getty Research Institute

Multicultural Undergraduate Intern Diary: Kevin Cruz

Getty Intern Kevin Cruz

A summer with the special collections. More»

Tagged , , , , 2 Responses
Also posted in J. Paul Getty Museum, Photographs, Film, and Video

Inside the Photography of Ishiuchi Miyako

Ishiuchi photographs a detail of the jacket
Ishiuchi photographs a detail of the jacket

70 years later, the Hiroshima bombing gives rise to hopeful art. More»

Tagged , , , , , 1 Response
Also posted in J. Paul Getty Museum, Prints and Drawings

The Secrets of Renaissance Creativity

Studies of Figures behind a Balustrade / Andrea del Sarto
Studies of Figures behind a Balustrade (detail), about 1522, Andrea del Sarto. Red chalk, 6 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 92.GB.74

A curator’s take on Andrea del Sarto. More»

Tagged , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Art, Education, Getty Conservation Institute

Bringing the Cave Temples of Dunhuang to California Classrooms

Our group at the Dunhuang City Museum
Photo: Karen Clancy

Chinese culture comes to California classrooms. More»

Tagged , , , , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Ancient World, Education, Gardens and Architecture, Getty Villa

Scent, Spice, Salve at the Getty Villa

Artist Becca Lofchie
Artist Becca Lofchie in the Getty Villa’s Outer Peristyle

Ancient herbs in 21st-century life. More»

Tagged , , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Getty Research Institute, Prints and Drawings, Publications

The Naughtier Side of French Printmaking

Guillaume de Limoges / Girard Audran
Guillaume de Limoges, ca. 1693–95, Girard Audran. Etching and engraving, 49.8 x 33.1 cm. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie, Réserve Ed-66a-fol. Photo credit: BnF

The raunchy and the rustic in 17th-century prints. More»

Tagged , , , , , Leave a comment
  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Tumblr

    • photo from Tumblr

      Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh [away the sin of the world].

      Saint John the Baptist depicted in a hairy garment, with an intricate gold crown around his head. This was originally a piece of an altarpiece, but now stands alone. 

      Zoom in here.

      08/28/15

  • Flickr