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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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Studying Art History with an Ethnographic Eye

Project participants discuss features of a Chinese Republican period painting at the National PalaceMuseum in Beijing. Painting: Chen Hengque (Chen Hengke, 1876-1923), Viewing Paintings, 1918. Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper. 87.7 x 46.6 cm. Collection: Palace Museum, Beijing. Photo: Wu Fang
Project participants discuss features of a Chinese Republican period painting at the National PalaceMuseum in Beijing. Painting: Chen Hengque (Chen Hengke, 1876-1923), Viewing Paintings, 1918. Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper. 87.7 x 46.6 cm. Collection: Palace Museum, Beijing. Photo: Wu Fang

The Getty Foundation connects a new generation of scholars from across China. More»

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Studying Picasso’s “Woman”

Studying Picasso's Femme at the Getty
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Beyeler Collection. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

A close look at Picasso’s paints. More»

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Power in Puppetry

Jenny Greer with a puppet from Tungsten (artery)
Jenny Greer, the voice of Cora

Ancient myth comes to life through the craft of puppetry. More»

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Chocolate, The Food of the Gods

chocolate-avocado cake with ganache

Eating chocolate, from Moctezuma to Marie-Antoinette. More»

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Join Three Color Experts for a Twitter Chat about Red

#SeeingRedChat

Save the date for a Twitter chat with three experts on the art and science of red. More»

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the Getty Research Institute to Focus on Architecture and Design

Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the Getty Research Institute

Join us to build a better history of L.A. art through Wikipedia. More»

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Conservation Tools: Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

Portrait of scientist Herant Khanajian in a Getty Conservation Institute lab with an FTIR machine
Herant Khanajian in a Getty Conservation Institute lab with an FTIR machine

This technique allows conservation scientists to identify materials from the tiniest of samples. More»

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