J. Paul Getty Trust

Four programs working together to present, conserve, and interpret the world’s artistic legacy

Also posted in Behind the Scenes

2014 by the Numbers

Jim Cuno: The Getty in 2014 by the numbers

The year in review, infographic style. More»

Tagged , , , , , 20 Responses
Also posted in Getty Center

Why Give Time to the Arts? 6 Questions for Getty Volunteer Stephen Thorne

stephen5

Say “Guten Tag!” to Stephen Thorne, one of the Getty Center’s first volunteers. More»

Tagged , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Art, Education

Open Content, An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The Getty announces its new Open Content Program

A new commitment to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible. More»

Tagged , , , 154 Responses
Also posted in Architecture and Design, Art, Behind the Scenes, Gardens and Architecture, Voices

Our L.A., Mapped

Screen Shot 2013-05-15 at 8.03.42 AM

What place says “L.A.” to you? What’s your favorite building, corner, or monument? What is your L.A.? More»

Tagged , , , , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Behind the Scenes

Ask Him Anything! Jim Cuno on Reddit This Monday

Jim sits down with Snoo, Reddit’s alien mascot
Jim sits down with Snoo, Reddit’s alien mascot, to prep himself for the upcoming Q&A.

Jim takes on Reddit. More»

Tagged , , , 4 Responses
Also posted in Behind the Scenes

First Annual Day of Service Is a Hit

Jim Cuno at the Getty's Day of Service, March 11, 2013

Reflections on the Getty’s first annual Day of Service. More»

Tagged , , , 1 Response
Also posted in Behind the Scenes, Voices

New “Getty Voices” Project Features Creative Angles on Art and Culture, One Week at a Time

voices_featured

This morning we launched Getty Voices, a new social media project on The Iris led by a different member of the Getty community every week. More»

Tagged , , , , 11 Responses
Also posted in Behind the Scenes

The Arts on the World Economic Stage—Notes from Davos

World Economic Forum, 2013
Photo: swiss-image.ch/Moritz Hager. © World Economic Forum

Notes and video excerpts from the Getty’s participation in the World Economic Forum. More»

Tagged , , , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Behind the Scenes

New Getty Mission Statement Foregrounds Critical Thinking, Collaboration

Facets of the Getty: fostering curiosity and enjoyment, presenting and interpreting art, creating and sharing knowledge, advancing conservation practice.

As we approach the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Getty Center, which brought the Getty’s four programs together in a single place for the first time, we took the occasion to refocus the mission statement of the Getty… More»

Tagged , , Leave a comment
  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Tumblr

    • photo from Tumblr

      #ProvenancePeek: July 31

      Every art object has a story—not only of how it was made, but of how it changed hands over time until it found its current home. That story is provenance.

      This small panel by Dutch master Gerrit Dou (photographed only in black and white) is now in the collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. It was sold to American collector Robert Sterling Clark, an heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune, in the summer of 1922.

      How do we know this? Archival sleuthing! A peek into the handwritten stock books of M. Knoedler & Co. (book 7, page 10, row 40, to be exact) records the Dou in “July 1922” (right page, margin). Turning to the sales books, which lists dates and prices, we again find the painting under the heading “New York July 1922,” with its inventory number 14892. A tiny “31” in superscript above Clark’s name indicates the date the sale was recorded.

      M. Knoedler was one of the most influential dealers in the history of art, selling European paintings to collectors whose collections formed the genesis of great U.S. museums. The Knoedler stock books have recently been digitized and transformed into a searchable database, which anyone can query for free.

      Girl at a Window, 1623–75, Gerrit Dou. Oil on panel, 10 9/16 x 7 ½ in. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts


      #ProvenancePeek is a monthly series by research assistant Kelly Davis peeking into #onthisday provenance finds from the M. Knoedler & Co. archives at the Getty Research Institute.

      07/31/15

  • Flickr