The J. Paul Getty Trust 2014 Report

Getty Councils

From July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014

Getty Conservation Institute Council

Members of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Council recognize the importance of cultural heritage and, with the GCI, work to advance its preservation. The support provided by the GCI Council allows the Institute to extend its reach on selected GCI projects, including creation of a conservation management plan for the Eames House in Los Angeles that will provide a model for conservation practitioners working on cultural heritage sites of the modern era. In FY14 the GCI Council convened with GCI professional staff and traveled to India to learn about developments in current projects, meet Getty partners, and visit heritage places that represent models of best practice in conservation.

  • Louise H. Bryson (Co-Chair) and John Bryson
  • Maria D. Hummer-Tuttle (Co-Chair) and Robert H. Tuttle
  • Robin and Peter Barker
  • Carole Black
  • Barbara Bollenbach
  • Peggy and Andrew Cherng
  • Nancy and Pat Forster
  • Karen Mack Goldsmith and Russell Goldsmith
  • Joanne Corday Kozberg
  • Ellen and David L. Lee
  • Jenny and Luis Li
  • Nancy and Howard Marks
  • Caryll and William Mingst
  • Wendy Munger and Leonard L. Gumport
  • Liz and Steve Olson
  • Laura and R. Carlton Seaver
  • Mark Siegel
  • Maureen K. and Bryan G. Stockton
  • Marilyn and Tom Sutton
  • Luanne C. Wells

J. Paul Getty Museum Disegno Group (Friends of Drawings)

Created in 2013, the Disegno Group unites passionate collectors of drawings and pastels to support the Getty Museum’s Drawings department. The Council’s primary focus is on new acquisitions for the Museum’s collection and the education of its members. In FY14, the group funded four key acquisitions for the Department: drawings by Charles Angrand, Rodolphe Bresdin, Albert Lebourg, and Philipp Otto Runge.

  • Alex Bouzari (Chair)
  • Fiona Chalom
  • Elizabeth Byrne Debreu
  • Raj and Grace Dhawan
  • Katrin Henkel / The Tavalozza Foundation
  • Herbert L. and Ann Lucas
  • Emmanuel Marty de Cambiaire
  • Tania N. Norris
  • Lionel Sauvage
  • Richard A. Simms
  • Brian and Eva Sweeney
  • Daniel Thierry

J. Paul Getty Museum Paintings Conservation Council

Since 2002 the Paintings Conservation Council has provided support for the study and restoration of major works of art from an international array of cultural institutions. The collaborative work is provided free of charge in exchange for the opportunity to exhibit the paintings after treatment. Key projects the Council supported this year included the conservation and wildly popular exhibition of Jackson Pollock’s Mural (1943), along with continued support for a much-needed Associate Conservator position in the department.

  • John A. Sturgeon (Chair)
  • John I. and Toni Bloomberg
  • Elizabeth Byrne Debreu
  • Robert F. and Lois Erburu
  • Deborah P. Gage
  • Arthur Greenberg
  • Mary Tavener Holmes
  • Thomas S. Kaplan
  • Richard Kelton
  • David Kowitz
  • Stewart and Lynda Resnick
  • Louis Stern
  • Brian and Eva Sweeney
  • Peter J. Taylor
  • George Wachter
  • Tadeusz and Carolyn Wellisz
  • Malcolm H. Wiener
  • Richard and Noelle Wolf

J. Paul Getty Museum Photographs Council

Established in 2005, the Photographs Council’s primary focus is on the acquisition of works by post-World War II photographers for the Museum, and support of exhibition-related publications and symposia. This year the Council voted to acquire twenty-five works by four artists, Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, John Chiara, and Alison Rossiter, which will appear in the exhibition Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography opening April 2015. In addition the Council acquired works by Britain-based photographers Roger Mayne, Markéta Luskacová, and Chris Killip. The Council also supported a daylong symposium in May celebrating the 175th anniversary of the birth of photography. Symposium participants included photographers Jo Ann Callis, John Divola, Stephen Shore, and James Welling, filmmaker and photographs collector Jan de Bont, Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight, curators Anne Wilkes Tucker and Jennifer Watts, as well as other distinguished speakers.

  • Strawn Rosenthal (Chair)
  • Stuart Alexander
  • Claudia Beck
  • Deborah Bell
  • Denise Bethel
  • Michael and Sharon Blasgen
  • Kenneth Carlson
  • Harry Chandler
  • Jan and Trish de Bont
  • Alison Bryan Crowell
  • Nancy Dubois
  • David Fahey
  • Steven Fink
  • Diane Frankel
  • Judy Ellis Glickman
  • Daniel Greenberg
  • Manfred Heiting
  • Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck
  • Bowen H. McCoy
  • Jean McCusker
  • Anthony Nicholas
  • Marjorie Ornston
  • Leo and Nina Pircher
  • Lyle and Lisi Poncher
  • Stephen Purvis and Devon Susholtz
  • Kristin Rey
  • Richard Rosenthal
  • Anne Cohen Ruderman
  • Susan Steinhauser
  • Alessandro Uzielli
  • Robert Weingarten
  • Michael and Jane Wilson
  • Bruce and Susan Worster

J. Paul Getty Museum Villa Council

The Villa Council supports a variety of programs on the ancient classical world including exhibitions, conservation, education, lectures, theater, and research, with the goal of demonstrating for the public the relevance of antiquity to contemporary life. Key projects in FY14 included the Villa Council Presents lecture series, which featured author Stephen Greenblatt speaking on “Lucretius and the Toleration of Intolerable Ideas.” The Council was also instrumental in supporting the “At the Byzantine Table” historical dining event, and sponsored a research assistant in the Department of Antiquities for the upcoming exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculptures of the Hellenic World.

  • Sol Rabin (Chair)
  • Patricia R. Anawalt
  • Paul and Anissa Balson
  • Lloyd E. Cotsen
  • Jeffrey Cunard
  • Robert F. and Lois Erburu
  • Susana de Sola Funsten
  • Kirsten Grimstad
  • Lawrence R. McNamee
  • Michael and Miriam Miller
  • Jorge Silvetti
  • Malcolm H. Wiener
  • Harold M. Williams

Getty Research Institute Council

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) Council supports the GRI’s collections and its scholarly initiatives. At this year’s fall meeting, the GRI Council decided to provide partial support for an iron etching by Albrecht Dürer, Landscape with Cannon (1518). The annual Council-sponsored lecture series, New Directions in Art History, presented “Japanese Zen Buddhism and the Impossible Painting” by Professor Yukio Lippit of Harvard University. The Council’s publication of Dr. Lippit’s lecture will be available in fall 2015. In FY14 the group traveled to Japan with former Getty scholar Dr. Yoshiaki Shimizu, visiting museums, historic sites, and research institutions in Kyoto, Naoshima, and Tokyo.

  • Brian Sweeney (Chair)
  • Joel A. Aronowitz
  • Catherine Benkaim and Barbara Timmer
  • Denise and Tom Decker
  • Florence Fearrington
  • Arthur Greenberg
  • Richard Kelton
  • Wynnsan Moore
  • Tania N. Norris
  • Timm and Anna Oberwelland
  • Tony and Monique Owen
  • Stewart and Lynda Resnick
  • Richard and Strawn Rosenthal
  • Richard A. Simms
  • Eva Sweeney
  • Tadeusz and Carolyn Wellisz