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From Stone Age sculpture to contemporary architecture, 6,500 years of art from the collections of the Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute

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Behind the Scenes of a Special Exhibition at the Getty

Maxime LaLanne / Castle Overlooking a River
Gift of Richard A. Simms.

How a drawings show takes shape. More»

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Modernism’s Maverick: A Conversation with Harry Gesner

Harry Gesner portrait featured

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

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L.A. Band Writes Techno Music Inspired by Van Gogh

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Van Gogh’s painting inspires a song “Drowning in Irises” by Dance Spirit More»

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Athens through a Panoramic Lens

The Philopappos Monument and the Acropolis from Mouseion Hill, 2015
The Philopappos Monument and the Acropolis from Mouseion Hill, 2015

Dramatic panoramas of Athens evoke the past in the present. More»

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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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Latte Art Inspired by Van Gogh’s “Irises”

Latte art inspired by Vincent van Gogh

Coffee + art + flowers = happiness. More»

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Photos of L.A. Beneath the Noir

Hollywood Cougar, 2013, Steve Winter
Hollywood Cougar, 2013, Steve Winter

Pictures of L.A., beyond the stereotypes. More»

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Global Pathways through Medieval Manuscripts and the Modern Museum

Global inspiration from the Getty permanent collection.
Global inspiration from the Getty permanent collection.

Contextualizing early book arts in world history. More»

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Royal Cavities: The Bitter Implications of Sugar Consumption in Early Modern Europe

Dentist / Jan van der Bruggen
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The sweet tooth of European royalty and its rotten consequences. More»

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