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When an Amphora Is Not Just an Amphora: Greek Antiquities as Presidential Gifts

President Dwight D. Eisenhower receives ancient artifacts from Prime Minister Spyros Markezinis.
Photo courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, Kansas.

Why did the Greek state give antiquities to U.S. officials as diplomatic gifts? More»

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Photography and Memory in the Wake of a Tsunami

Portrait of Cultivation from Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore) / Shiga Lieko
Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Shiga Lieko

“In the space of photographs, there is no past, present or future.” More»

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Instagram Inspiration from the Old Masters

Sketch by Franklin Lei of Bernini's marble Bust of Pope Paul V
Sketch by Franklin Lei of Bernini's marble Bust of Pope Paul V. Courtesy of and © Franklin Lei

“I am able to capture so much more with my eyes than what I would from studying a photograph.” More»

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What Is the Future of the Photo Archive?

Collage of photos and documents from the Photo Archive of the Getty Research Institute

In the digital world, what will happen to the photo archive? More»

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Behind the Scenes of a Special Exhibition at the Getty

Maxime LaLanne / Castle Overlooking a River
Gift of Richard A. Simms.

How a drawings show takes shape. More»

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Getty Museum Honored for Exhibitions and Acquisitions

Installation view of "Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture," at the Getty Museum in 2015.

Getty Museum staff take home honors for exhibitions and programs in 2015. More»

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L.A. Band Writes Techno Music Inspired by Van Gogh

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Van Gogh’s painting inspires a song “Drowning in Irises” by Dance Spirit More»

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Athens through a Panoramic Lens

The Philopappos Monument and the Acropolis from Mouseion Hill, 2015
The Philopappos Monument and the Acropolis from Mouseion Hill, 2015

Dramatic panoramas of Athens evoke the past in the present. More»

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Talking the Global Middle Ages with Curator Bryan Keene

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Curator Bryan Keene takes questions from inquiring Instagrammers More»

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Getty Salad Garden: Julian Hoeber

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Julian Hoeber on the reality and mythology of being an artist. More»

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