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  Allison Schulnik in her Los Angeles Studio Allison Schulnik in her Los Angeles Studio

"I immediately felt a kinship."—Artists on James Ensor's Influence

James Ensor was a provocative and controversial figure in his time, but over a century later his work continues to resonate. We talked to Laurie Lipton and Allison Schulnik, two contemporary artists whose work has been greatly impacted by Ensor's.

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  Anne Bogart, founder of SITI Company and director of <i>Persians</i> Anne Bogart, founder of SITI Company and director of Persians

A Closer Look at Persians

This September, Aeschylus's play Persians is performed by the New York-based SITI Company as our Annual Outdoor Theater Production at the Getty Villa. We spoke to SITI's artistic director Anne Bogart about the ancient tale of war and its aftermath, and how she has chosen to restage it for contemporary audiences.

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  The Chivalry Project

21st-Century Chivalry?

Chivalry was highly valued by the noble classes of the medieval era. We can see this in the chivalrous acts illustrated in the illuminated manuscripts on view in the Getty Center exhibit Chivalry in the Middle Ages. But does it still have meaning today? Check out our virtual rulebook and add your own interpretation of what chivalry is today.

What does chivalry mean to you? »

  Miriam Katz investigating a photograph

Private Eye

What happens when we have an artwork with an unknown origin, maker, or date? Meet Miriam Katz, our photography cataloguer—aka sleuth.

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  <i>Scratch</i> on view at ESMOA. Photo: Gloria Plascencia Scratch on view at ESMOA. Photo: Gloria Plascencia

Scratch at El Segundo Museum of Art

This exhibit features rare books from the Getty Research Institute shown next to walls covered with new works by 150 local graffiti artists. As a Los Angeles Times critic concluded, "Contemporary graffiti isn't just vandalism. It's part of a tradition of calligraphic design and emblem-making." On view through September 21, 2014.

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  At the Getty summer calendar

At the Getty: Calendar

Want to plan ahead for exhibitions, events, and courses at the Getty Center and Getty Villa?

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