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Barbara Kruger and L.A. Teenagers Team Up to Ask, “Whose Values?”

Installation of Barbara Kruger's Whose Values in the Museum Entrance Hall

The contemporary artist worked with over 400 high schoolers to question, comment, and create. More»

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Will the Laptop Destroy the Coffee Shop?

Is the Internet killing public space? A Zocalo-Getty panel

Is the Internet making us weird? More»

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Art for the Whole Body

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New tours combine movement, mindfulness, and sharing to engage with art “below the neck.” More»

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Medieval Arms and Armor

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Come see how arms and armor are made in free demos at the Getty Center. More»

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A Better World through Chivalry

A boy is never too young to practice being a gentleman.
 
Initial T: The Apostles; Boys Playing a Game, about 1320-25, in Breviary. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig IX 2, fols. 356v–357.
A boy is never too young to practice being a gentleman. Initial T: The Apostles; Boys Playing a Game, about 1320-25, in Breviary. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig IX 2, fols. 356v–357.

Chivalry gets a 21st-century, multi-generational spin through these artists’ workshops. More»

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What Mask Do You Wear?

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What is the Mobile Arts Platform and why should you tell us what mask you wear? More»

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“L.A. Summer of Learning” Turns the City into an Open-Air Classroom

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Make your own summer camp with this new citywide program. More»

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What Did the Byzantine Empire Smell Like?

Bottles of aromatics at a recent Getty Villa workshop
Byzantium in a bottle (or two)

Visit medieval Constantinople through perfume you can make yourself. More»

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Make Your Own Tiara with Artist Marianne Sadowski

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A crown fit for royalty…that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. More»

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Art History Is for Kids!

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Young (but savvy) pirate explorers conquer the Connecting Seas exhibition, offering some telling observations. More»

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      Princess Leia hair is so totally 300 A.D.

      A proto-Princess Leia emerges from this 1,700-year-old terracotta lamp created in North Africa. 

      We may have Roman North Africa to thank for the famous Leia hairstyle, as this braided look appears on depictions of women in ancient artworks from this region, such as the terracotta lamp (left) at the Getty and the marble sculpture (right) at the Met.

      09/04/15

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