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Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings contain a little-known secret. More»
Why is contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto taking pictures of 175-year-old prints? More»
In honor of Slow Art Day, six artworks that reward you for taking your sweet time. More»
First-person perspectives from the Getty community.
A curator of "Connecting Seas" at the Getty Research Institute explores the work of two photographers who portray the legacy of colonialism. More»
Make your own sexy scents inspired by the recipes of the ancients. More»
Kaz Oshiro: Chasing Ghosts
My kid could do that? Yes! The artist teams with kids at an L.A. school to make AbEx masterpieces.
One of the largest books ever created, the impressive Description de l’Egypte is also one of the most storied. Curators of Connecting Seas on Napoleon’s improbable publishing project.
Unfolding Artist's Books
Small and large, complex and streamlined: what you’ll see at Otis’s new exhibition of artist’s books.
What You're Saying
I would add Girl with a Pearl Earring. What a beautiful movie that captures the spirit of Vermeer’s paintings.
—Jennifer commenting on best and worst art movies
Art News from Around the Web
Bringing museum collections to life online can unfold and reanimate stories for the digital age.
New app streams world-famous works of art into your living room. If you can stream music, why not art?
The widespread use of smart devices in art institutions around the world—from the Met to MoMA to the Louvre—has purists fuming, but their effect on the art world has been undeniably positive.
Tourists once flocked to Luxor for its pharaonic treasures, but as Egypt witnesses sweeping political upheavals, the visitors have simply vanished from this famed temple city.