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  Head of a Veiled Woman, about 175 A.D., Roman. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Image courtesy of Royal Athena Galleries

The Woman Who Lost Her Head—Then Found It

Jeffrey Spier, the Getty Villa's senior curator of Antiquities, went to Manhattan and unintentionally stumbled upon a nearly 2,000-year-old Roman head that had been missing for decades from the body of the Getty's Statue of a Draped Female. For the first time in years the head and body will be reunited in a very rare "recapitation."

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A second ancient work, Greek Geometric Amphora, also joins the Getty Museum collection this summer.

  <em>The Wedding</em> by R.B. Kitaj The Wedding, 1989–1993, R.B. Kitaj. Oil on canvas. Tate: Presented by the artist 1993. © R.B. Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art. Photo © Tate, London 2016

Meet the School of London

Discover the fascinating story behind the so-called "School of London" painters and their stance against abstract art in favor of depicting emotion-laden human figures and landscapes. This international loan exhibition, London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj, runs through November 13, 2016 at the Getty Center.

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Take a behind-the-scenes look at the design process for this exhibition.


Ancient Roman Screwball Comedy Comes to the Getty Villa

Slapstick, improvisation, comedic timing, mayhem, high-concept scheming—it sounds like a TV sitcom, but it's what you'll find at the annual outdoor classical theater production at the Getty Villa. Haunted House Party, A Roman Comedy, based on Plautus's Mostellaria, is produced by the Getty Museum and the Troubador Theater Company (aka "The Troubies"), a beloved Los Angeles institution.

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  Photo of Suzanne Ciani, pioneering electronic musician, originally published in the New York Times Arts and Leisure section in 1974.

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Interested in women innovators of video art, electronic music, and tech of all kinds? Take part in ensuring the accuracy of their online histories!

Join us for a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon this Friday, July 29, at the Getty Center.

The theme is Women and Technology and the event is part of the Getty's free interdisciplinary performance series Friday Flights.

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  Geoff Dyer From left: Geoff Dyer and Steve Martin

Video: Geoff Dyer and Steve Martin in Conversation

Two irrepressible personalities—genre-defying author Geoff Dyer and actor-curator-writer-comedian Steve Martin—had a wide-ranging talk about Dyer's latest book on the expectations and realities of world travel, White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, at the Getty Center last month.

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Calling All Pinners!

Discover an art lover's pinning paradise on the Getty Museum's Pinterest page.

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