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Modernism’s Maverick: A Conversation with Harry Gesner

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“Nature is my teacher, rather than other architecture. I don’t study other people’s work.” More»

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Posted in Exhibitions and Installations, J. Paul Getty Museum, Manuscripts and Books

Talking the Global Middle Ages with Curator Bryan Keene

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Curator Bryan Keene takes questions from inquiring Instagrammers More»

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Posted in Behind the Scenes, Gardens and Architecture, Getty Center

Getty Salad Garden: Julian Hoeber

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Julian Hoeber on the reality and mythology of being an artist. More»

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Getty Salad Garden: Robert Irwin

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Artist Robert Irwin shares his thoughts on creating art, gardens, and salads. More»

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A Look Back at the Getty in 2015—And a Peek at 2016

James Cuno in his office at the Getty

The Getty president looks back at 2015, and ahead to 2016. More»

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Getty Salad Garden: Marcia Reed

Making salad with a curator and a culinary historian. More»

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Comedian Kate Berlant Answers Our Questions about Inspiration

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Fun with grotesque faces. More»

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Classicist Edith Hall on Ancient Conflict Resolution, Robots, and Why Knowing Greek History Would Make the World a Better Place

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“I would like to teach every young person some bits of Homer, Greek drama, Plato, Aristotle, Livy and Tacitus. The world would be a better place.” More»

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A Manuscript Collector’s Perspective

What draws an art collector to focus on Renaissance manuscripts? More»

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Meet the Getty Museum’s New Senior Curator of Paintings, Davide Gasparotto

Davide Gasparotto, senior curator of paintings, Getty Museum

Say hello to the Getty Museum’s new paintings chief. More»

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      #ThyCaptionBe: Sword Safety

      You captioned this detail. And we’re revealing the full story now.

      Haircut gone wrong or prop sword mishap? It’s actually story of backstabbing and assassination. 

      Here’s the full story:

      Once a great Roman military general, Pompey, fled Italy for Egypt as Caesar began a civil war. 

      When he arrived at his Egyptian exile, what Pompey thought was a welcoming party turned out to be a group of assassins. (Surprise!)

      Set against a blood-red background, Pompey’s severed head rests at the feet of Caesar who makes a gesture of rebuke.

      #ThyCaptionBe is a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. You guess what the heck is going on, then we myth-bust.

      02/09/16

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