The Philanthropy Philosophy of Getty Foundation Director Joan Weinstein
Since its inception, Getty has recognized philanthropy in the arts as vital to its mission, with the Foundation as one of its four main programs, alongside the Museum, Research Institute, and Conservation Institute. From its early grants to other LA institutions to its robust, strategic, international grantmaking program today, the work of the Getty Foundation has grown and evolved since it began in 1985.
this episode, Foundation director Joan Weinstein discusses how the philosophy
behind the Foundation’s grants has shifted alongside changes in the field, how it
impacts art and art history around the globe, and what she anticipates for its
A Global Story with Getty Museum Director Tim Potts
his childhood in Australia spent reading about the ancient world to his current
role as director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Tim Potts has always thought
globally. Potts’s broad experiences as a PhD student at Oxford, banker at
Lehman Brothers, and director at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia,
Fitzwilliam in England, and Kimbell in Texas have shaped his approach to the
Getty’s collections and programs.
In this episode, Potts discusses how he came to the museum and how the institution is using its largely European art collection to engage in discussions of international exchange from the ancient world through today.