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Don Francisco de Arobe and Sons Pedro and Domingo (detail), 1599, Andrés Sánchez Galque. Oil on canvas. Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, PO4778. Image © Museo Nacional del Prado / Art Resource, NY. On view at the Getty Center through January 28, 2018.

Curators' View

  Curators Judith Keller and Idurre Alonso and curatorial assistant Fabian Leyva-Barragan view photographs by Graciela Sacco. Photographs © Graciela Sacco.

Constructing a Photographic Tale of Argentina

Curators Judith Keller and Idurre Alonso combed through museums, archives, and private collections in Argentina to piece together a compelling narrative for their current exhibition at the Getty Center, Photography in Argentina, 1850–2010: Contradiction and Continuity. In this Q&A from our magazine, they discuss the role photography has played in the nation's demographic, political, and historic evolution.

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In Focus

  Samples of common words in Spanish and English borrowed from the indigenous Aztec language Nahuatl. Source: Mexicolore

Latin America, Examined

How many dialects are spoken in Mexico? Why do so many people of Japanese descent live in Brazil? What are the origins of reggaeton music? Here's a guide to Latin America's intriguing complexities and incredibly diverse nations, peoples, languages, immigrants, and identities, as explored in the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions.

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Making an Exhibition

  The Crucifixion (detail), from the Stammheim Missal, Hildesheim, probably 1170s. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 64 (97.MG.21), fol. 86

The Rhetoric of Exclusion in Medieval Manuscripts

Manuscripts curators Kristin Collins and Bryan C. Keene want to really take you behind the scenes as they plan a provocative exhibition of works which examine prejudice and stereotyping in the Middle Ages. In an unusual effort, they are making their curatorial process transparent, requesting input from the public as they attempt to tell uncomfortable truths about historical art and its context.

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  Getty Museum conservator Erik Risser uses steam to gently remove cloth supports used to protect the Altamura Krater during transport. By permission of the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism. National Archaeological Museum of Naples – Conservation and Restoration Laboratory

Conserving an Ancient Italian Treasure

Getty Museum conservators have been working in partnership with the world-renowned National Museum of Archaeology in Naples to help research and restore some of its ancient objects. Most recently, the Altamura Krater, a large, illustrated vase, arrived at the Getty Villa's labs where conservators have begun to unravel the mystery of its past restorations.

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Getty TV

  Saint Jerome Reading in the Wilderness (detail), 1505, Giovanni Bellini. Oil on wood panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1939.1.217. Image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

Upcoming Live Broadcast

Join curators for live broadcasts in the galleries and have your questions answered in real time! Tune in to the Getty Museum on Facebook.

On Monday, November 27 at 9:00 a.m., curators Davide Gasparotto and Laura Llewellyn explore a series of paintings featuring Saint Jerome on view in the exhibition Giovanni Bellini: Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice—named by the Los Angeles Times as "... one of the year's best museum shows"!


  Artist Olga Sinclair alongside students at Inner-City Arts.

Art for All

Earlier this month at Inner-City Arts in Downtown Los Angeles, hundreds of public school students, ages 9–12, transformed a city block into a large outdoor painting studio. The event was led by Panamanian artist Olga Sinclair, who stages large-scale art lessons for children to raise awareness of the importance of arts education.

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