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  Timothy Potts

The Getty Museum's Next 40 Years

In this short video, Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, reflects on what makes this Museum unique, and how it must evolve in coming decades to address a more global context.

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  Barbara Kruger. Untitled (Hello/Goodbye), 2014. Digital print on vinyl. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology. Installation at the Hammer Museum, January 27–May 18, 2014. Photo: Brian Forrest.

Barbara Kruger Asks: "Whose Values?"

Internationally renowned artist Barbara Kruger has been selected for the 2014 Getty Artists Program. Known for her large-scale and immersive installations that address provocative social, cultural, and political issues, Kruger's initiative, Whose Values?, will engage local high schools with a series of creative projects connected to themes of social justice, identity, race, gender, and advocacy.

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  Conservator Marie Svoboda and graduate intern Teresa Navarro-Gomez at work in the conservation studios at the Getty Villa. Conservator Marie Svoboda and graduate intern Teresa Navarro-Gomez at work in the conservation studios at the Getty Villa.

Ancient Vases Brought to Life

The fragments of 13 monumental vases made in the 4th century BC were first excavated from the Apulian region of Italy in the early 19th century. Getty Conservators have worked for the past six years to study and conserve these spectacular objects, which will be on view beginning November 19, 2014 in the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy at the Getty Villa.

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  "Cookie" in the Snow, Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1985, Chris Killip. Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Chris Killip

New Acquisition: Chris Killip

The Museum has acquired a complete set of prints from influential documentary photographer Chris Killip's landmark book In Flagrante (1988). For these photographs, Killip focused primarily on the working-class people and areas of North England affected by the nation's deindustrialization in the 1970s and '80s.

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Killip presents a talk on his work at the Getty Center on October 19 at 4:30 p.m. Reservations suggested.





 


A Reading of Homer's Epic By the People and For the People

The L.A. Odyssey Project presents an exciting daylong marathon reading of Homer's The Odyssey on Saturday, October 25 at the historic Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. Readers of all ages and backgrounds are invited to participate!

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Not quite ready to take center stage? Join a free gallery talk with curator Mary Hart and artist Peter Shire at the Getty Villa and learn about ancient and contemporary storytelling through art on Saturday, October 18, 2:00 p.m.

 

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At the Getty: Calendar

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