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Poster designed by Rea Tajiri featuring calendar events at The Kitchen in New York

A Curio of the Late-20th-Century New York Arts Scene

A poster Rea Tajiri made for The Kitchen signifies an important time in the video artist’s career More»


Embracing the Digital Future of Art Books

Getty Publications launches a new series of open-access collection catalogues More»

Cover of Artists' Cookbook / Museum of Modern Art
© 1977 The Museum of Modern Art

Cooking with Artists

A 1977 MoMA cookbook pairs modern art and cuisine. More»

Russian Dancers / Edgar Degas
Courtesy of a private collection

Orgies of Color: Degas’s Russian Dancers

These exuberant dancers contrast strongly with Degas’s earlier ethereal ballerinas More»

Mosaic Floor with a Boxing Scene

The Instagram of Ancient Rome

In one square frame, Roman mosaics can tell an entire story More»

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    Map of historic Silk Road trade routes

    Traveling the Silk Road—By Database

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

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        Winter is coming. All men must die. And Game of Thrones is back! Stay tuned each week as we unpack Sunday’s episodes through masterpieces.

        Winter is coming indeed! A snowy forecast has just been resurrected thanks to a please-touch-me-and-cut-my-hair lady in red. The epic line “I drink and I know things” provides especially good wisdom for how to tame two dragons

        Several characters went at it this week: a soldier and a friar exchanged heated remarks in the presence of an armed peace mob, a girl with no name and another not-so-kind girl went stick to stick, a crow and a giant went crossbow to stone wall, a first-born son stabbed his father, starving hounds and a new mother went canines to flesh, and two brothers duked it out on a swinging bridge (one fell). Plus, the three-eyed raven (who sits in a tree) taught a forgotten character how to look into the past.

        To make our Game of Thrones posts more international, we’ll feature an image from our Global Middle Ages exhibition and pick “wildcard” images from other collections around the world.

        This week’s pick from the Getty’s Traversing the Globe exhibition comes from @lacma (because we love dragons). The wildcard images were selected from the British Museum (more dragons), the Morgan Library (giants!), and the Museo del Prado (hounds).

        Dive deeper with featurettes connecting the making of medieval manuscripts to the making of fantasy TV. 


        #DesigningGoT - Live Stream May 4 at 7 PM PST

        Michele Clapton, costume designer for the first five seasons of Game of Thrones, joins Deborah Landis, director of the Copley Center for Costume Design at UCLA, and Bryan C. Keene, assistant curator of manuscripts at the Getty, to discuss the series’ medieval aesthetic and the visual sources for her designs.

        Tune in to the live stream here.


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