About: Alexandria Sivak

I'm senior communications specialist at the J. Paul Getty Trust, and handle media outreach for the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, and the Getty Museum's Department of Photographs.

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Posted in Getty Foundation, People & Places, technology

Eight Reasons to Look Forward to Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Marie Orensanz, Limitada, 1978, Photograph, edition 1 of 5, 13 3/4 x 19 11/16 in. (35 x 50 cm), Courtesy of the artist.
© Marie Orensanz

A peek at what’s in store in 2017. More»

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Posted in Behind the Scenes, Getty Conservation Institute

Replica Buddhist Caves Rise on the Getty Center Plaza

Overhead view of the replica cave structure
The replica cave structure takes shape on the Getty Center plaza.

Replica Cave Temples of Dunhuang are taking shape on the Getty Center plaza. More»

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Posted in Getty Conservation Institute, Getty360, technology

35,000-Year-Old Rock Art, Now in 3D

Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave, France. Rup’Art Productions
Chauvet Cave

How did filmmakers create a 3D experience of an ancient cave? More»

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Posted in Art & Archives, Conservation, Getty Conservation Institute, Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Outdoor Sculpture at Long Beach Campus Gets a Fresh Look

Duet after repainting. Courtesy University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
Duet after repainting. Courtesy University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach

CSU Long Beach’s remarkable outdoor sculpture collection is being newly conserved More»

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Posted in Art & Archives, J. Paul Getty Museum, Photographs, Film, and Video

Coming in 2016: Robert Mapplethorpe

Thomas / Mapplethorpe
Jointly acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by The David Geffen Foundation and The J. Paul Getty Trust. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.7.31. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

A major retrospective of the artist’s work is coming in March 2016. More»

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Posted in Art, Art & Archives, Education, J. Paul Getty Museum

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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Posted in Art, Art & Archives, J. Paul Getty Museum, Photographs, Film, and Video

The Bully Has Left the Room

Untitled / George Seeley
Untitled, about 1903, George Seeley. Platinum print, 19.2 x 24.3 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 84.XM.163.3.

While James Ensor is away, Pictorialist photographs will play. More»

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Posted in Art, Art & Archives, Exhibitions and Installations, Prints and Drawings

Watteau’s Elegant Ladies, Reunited

Lady and her mirror image. Details of original and counterproof of Seated Woman with a Fan (details), early 18th century, Jean-Antoine Watteau. Image left: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 82.GB.164. Image right: Collection Ariane and Lionel Sauvage
Lady and her mirror image. Details of original and counterproof of Seated Woman with a Fan (details), early 18th century, Jean-Antoine Watteau. Image left: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 82.GB.164. Image right: Collection Ariane and Lionel Sauvage

Two sister Watteau drawings reunite in a new exhibition. More»

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Posted in Getty Center, Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty Museum

Free Summer Fun at the Getty

Families participating in Family Art Stops
Families participating in Family Art Stops

Hands-on art programs for kids of all ages at the Getty this summer. More»

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Posted in Ancient World, Art, Art & Archives, Editor's Picks, Exhibitions and Installations

A Trip through Byzantine Greece

Kastoria
Photo courtesy of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

Three stunning sites in Greece are home to remarkable Byzantine art and architecture. More»

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      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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