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An 11-Year-Old Reviews the Getty Villa

Harper Tzou at the Getty Villa
Photo courtesy of Tesi Athans-Lareau

The best of ancient gods and glam More»

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Getty Center and Getty Villa Open Late This Summer

Getty Center sunset
Getty Center at sunset

The Getty’s open late this summer, including Sundays. More»

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Ancient Sculpture Inspires Contemporary Jewelry

Jivita Harris-Casey in her studio
Jivita Harris-Casey in her studio. Photo courtesy of and © Jivita Harris-Casey

Jewelry designer Jivita Harris-Casey crafts silver using centuries-old techniques. More»

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A Young Girl Holding Doves

Marble Relief with a Young Girl Holding Doves
Courtesy of www.metmuseum.org

A masterpiece of Greek sculpture is on special loan to the Getty Villa More»

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L.A.’s People and Places, Brought to Life in Watercolor

Getty Center Central Garden, watercolor. Courtesy of and © Tayen Kim
Getty Center Central Garden, watercolor. Courtesy of and © Tayen Kim

Illustrator Tayen Kim goes sketching at wonderful places. More»

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Poem for a Victorious Athlete

Detail of the face and shoulders of the Statue of a Victorious Youth / Greek

Of time, frailty, and fleeting victories. More»

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Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Portraits through Modern Technology

Joy Mazurek, assistant scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, sampling a mummy portrait
Joy Mazurek, assistant scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, sampling a mummy portrait (J. Paul Getty Museum, 71.AP.72) for binding media analysis.

Funerary portraits yield their secrets. More»

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A Brief Introduction to Roman Mosaics

Mosaic face from Mosaic Floor with a Bear Hunt / Roman
Detail of a corner panel from Mosaic Floor with a Bear Hunt, A.D. 300–400, Roman, from near Baiae, Italy. Stone tesserae, 51–68 1/2 × 34 1/2–58 ¼ in.

15 key facts about this colorful and long-lasting art form More»

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7 Educator-Approved Ways to Play with Art

A Getty Villa educator mimics a Roman portrait head

Energize your next museum visit with charades, sketching, and lots of imagination. More»

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When an Amphora Is Not Just an Amphora: Greek Antiquities as Presidential Gifts

President Dwight D. Eisenhower receives ancient artifacts from Prime Minister Spyros Markezinis.
Photo courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, Kansas.

Why did the Greek state give antiquities to U.S. officials as diplomatic gifts? More»

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      Color for Healing

      This sanitorium (tuberculosis hospital) in Paimio, Finland, was designed by architect Alvar Aalto in the 1920s. Unlike many hospitals, it was full of bright colors—including welcoming yellow on the main stairs and calming green for ceilings above bedridden patients. Aalto even created special chairs to open the chest and speed healing.

      The building’s colors were mostly whitewashed later in the 20th century, but now—due to a grant from the Getty Foundation as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative—its colors are being reconstructed and the building preserved for the future.

      More of the story: Saving Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanitorium

      Pictured: Paimio Sanatorium, patients’ wing and solarium terraces. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum. A color model for Paimio Sanatorium interiors by decorative artist Eino Kauria. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum, 2016.Paimio chairs (Artek no 41) in the Paimio Sanatorium lecture room, 1930s. Photo: Gustaf Welin, Alvar Aalto Museum. Aino Aalto resting in a chair on the solarium terrace. Photo: Alvar Aalto, Alvar Aalto Museum, 1930s. Main stairs of Paimio Sanatorium. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

      04/30/16

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