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Vase of Flowers (detail), 1722, Jan van Huysum. Oil on panel. The J. Paul Getty Museum


  In rehearsal for The Heal: Eric Hissom (center) as Philoctetes, Emma Lou Hebert (left) as the Muse Calliope, and Eunice Bae (right) as the Muse Melpomene. Photo: Caleb Griffin

Tickets on Sale for The Heal!

Thursday-Saturday nights, September 5-28, 8:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Join us at the Getty Villa for an outdoor evening performance of The Heal, a bold new version of Sophocles's timeless tale of hurting—and healing. Director/adaptor Aaron Posner creates an irreverent, spiritual exploration about the wounds we carry, the ones we cause, and the redeeming power of human connection. With music by Cliff Eberhardt and co-produced by Maryland's Round House Theatre. Thursday-Saturday nights, September 5-28, 8:00 p.m.

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  Darius Arya at the archaeological site of Herculaneum walking towards the Villa dei Papiri

Live from the Original Villa

The current exhibition Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri explores the ancient Italian villa whose architecture, gardens, mosaics, frescoes, and statues inspired the design of the Getty Villa. To complement this exhibition, Rome-based archeologist Darius Arya has broadcast a series of engaging tours from the ancient town of Herculaneum, near Naples, where the Villa dei Papiri is sited. In his latest tour, he visits the excavated Villa itself, which is closed to public access. Join him to explore the extraordinarily well-preserved ruins of a grand villa suspended in the year AD 79.

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  Sous-Bois, about 1894, Paul Cézanne. Oil on canvas. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Wallis Foundation Fund in memory of Hal B. Wallis (AC1992.161.1). Image:

Special Guests from LACMA

Seven celebrated paintings from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently arrived at the Getty Center. The long-term loan, including works by Rosso Fiorentino, Rembrandt, Sweerts, and Cézanne, ensures that these beloved works remain on view during LACMA's major construction of a new building. The paintings from LACMA generate fascinating dialogues (such as two very different versions of the myth of Danaë that currently face each other in the same gallery), as well as complement and enhance the Getty's collection of paintings from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Next time you visit, keep an eye out for wall labels that call out a "Guest Masterpiece from LACMA."

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  Untitled (Gordon Parks and Flávio da Silva at airport, soon to fly to United States), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, negative July 5, 1961; print later, Paulo Muniz. Gelatin silver print. Collection of the Gordon Parks Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist's estate/IMS

Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story

In 1961, African American photographer Gordon Parks was sent to Brazil by Life magazine to document its poverty. There, he met a charismatic, hard-working, 12-year-old boy named Flávio da Silva and spent weeks photographing him and his family. When the series was published, it set off a chain reaction, leading to Flávio's sponsored trip to get medical treatment in Denver and an avenging photo series on American poverty by a Brazilian magazine. For the Getty's blog, photographs curator Amanda Maddox recalls her long fascination with "the Flávio story," and the complicated, unexpected afterlife of Parks' famed series.

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  Self-Portrait, about 1636-38, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn. Oil on panel. The Norton Simon Foundation, Pasadena, F.1969.18.P

Rembrandt in Southern California

A little-known fact: Southern California is home to the third largest collection of works by Rembrandt in America. Paintings, prints, and drawings by the Dutch icon are housed at the Norton Simon Museum, LACMA, the Hammer Museum, the USC Fisher Museum of Art, the Getty Museum, and the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego. You can visit these institutions to see some of the works in person, or explore a virtual exhibition with a variety of expert interpretations and multimedia resources at this re-launched website.




Masterpieces of Painting: J. Paul Getty Museum

This lavishly illustrated new book features over one hundred works from the Getty Museum's collection by such celebrated artists as Titian, Parmigianino, Cranach, El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Canaletto, Fragonard, Turner, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Cézanne, and more. Authored by the Getty's paintings curators past and present, the book includes engaging descriptions of these paintings to reveal their fascinating histories and cultural, social, and religious meanings.

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Free Museum Day!

On September 21, museums across the nation will offer free admission in an annual "celebration of boundless curiosity" hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Many museums across the Los Angeles area are participating, from the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks to the California African American Museum near downtown L.A., to the Orange County Museum of Art in Santa Ana.

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