Behind the Scenes

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

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The Inside Scoop on the Getty’s Spring Garden

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“Any plant can find its moment in the Central Garden.” More»

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Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Portraits through Modern Technology

Joy Mazurek, assistant scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, sampling a mummy portrait
Joy Mazurek, assistant scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, sampling a mummy portrait (J. Paul Getty Museum, 71.AP.72) for binding media analysis.

Funerary portraits yield their secrets. More»

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A Brief Introduction to Roman Mosaics

Mosaic face from Mosaic Floor with a Bear Hunt / Roman
Detail of a corner panel from Mosaic Floor with a Bear Hunt, A.D. 300–400, Roman, from near Baiae, Italy. Stone tesserae, 51–68 1/2 × 34 1/2–58 ¼ in.

15 key facts about this colorful and long-lasting art form More»

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Free Art Wallpapers to Celebrate #MuseumWeek

Vincent van Gogh's Irises as an iPhone background.
Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" makes for a beautiful wallpaper! Irises, 1889, Vincent van Gogh. Oil on canvas.

Van Gogh your devices. More»

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A Night at the Museum: The 2016 Getty/USC Game Jam

The Daguerreotype Process

The Getty brings USC students together to create artful interactive games. More»

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Traveling the Silk Road—By Database

Map of historic Silk Road trade routes
Map of historic Silk Road trade routes, which once stretched from Syria and Russia to eastern China. Design: Clyde Crossan

Browse sites on the Silk Road through this free Getty database. More»

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Yo-Yo Ma and Ellsworth Kelly, American Greats

Ellsworth Kelly and Yo-Yo Ma attend a reception hosted by the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College
Photo: Rob Strong

Two masters of practice receive the Getty Medal. More»

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Designing the Art Book

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Inside the design process, from parchment to page. More»

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Weaving with Words: Telling the Story of Thérèse

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A new children’s book brings old master tapestries to life More»

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Also posted in Art & Archives, Exhibitions and Installations, J. Paul Getty Museum, Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Weaving Tapestry: A Family Tradition

Yadin Larochette at work in the exhibition Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV
Yadin Larochette at work in the exhibition Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV

A weaver reveals the thrill of fiber and loom More»

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      Composed from memories and from drawings made during his travels in Italy, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot painted this view for the Paris Salon of 1839. A dramatic colored sky and a few lone figures appealed to the melancholic sensibilities of the Romantic critics of the time.

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