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Summer 2019
  PST Top images, left: from Códice De la Cruz-Badiano, 1553. INAH, Mexico. CC BY-NC 4.0. Center: from Michel Eugène Chevreul's Des couleurs et de leurs applications aux arts industriels à l'aide des cercles chromatiques (1864). GRI, 90-B8575. Right: detail from Badi' al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari's Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices, 1315. www.metmuseum.org


Announcing Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA

Coming in 2024, the next region-wide Pacific Standard Time collaboration will present an ambitious range of exhibitions and public programs that engage with the intersections between the visual arts and science, from prehistoric times to the present and across different cultures worldwide. As with the previous two Pacific Standard Time initiatives, individual institutions are invited to develop their own projects to explore the theme. The Foundation will support involvement in the initiative through an open grant competition, beginning with grants for exhibition research and planning. Applications will open this fall, with letters of inquiry due by November 22, 2019.
Learn about the new PST theme...







  Buzludzha Side view of Buzludzha Monument. Photo © Dylan Thuras



New Keeping It Modern Grants

We have awarded ten new architectural conservation grants for significant buildings of the 20th century through our Keeping It Modern initiative. This year's grants stretch across four continents and extend Keeping It Modern's geographic reach into several new countries: Argentina, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Mozambique, Spain, and Uganda. The types of buildings represented range from a Soviet-era monument to a beloved church, and from a soaring exhibition hall to an inventive railway station. The award recipients join a growing roster of international grantees who are demonstrating the value of comprehensive conservation planning and who are sharing their work with other professionals to lift the level of architectural practice worldwide. The Getty Foundation will offer one more year of project funding in 2020.
Find out which 10 buildings have received support...

  Getty/ACLS 2018-19 Getty/ACLS postdocs at the Getty Research Institute. Photo: Sarah Waldorf

Getty/ACLS Fellows at the Getty Center

The inaugural class of Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellows in the History of Art are currently in residence at the Getty Center for the close of their fellowship year. Scholars have come together to present their work to one another, share the impact of the fellowship on their projects, and conduct research with the assistance of Getty Research Institute staff. The Getty/ACLS postdocs are portable fellowships and support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars from around the world. Applications will open for the 2020-21 academic year in late July.
Learn how to apply...



  Joan Weinstein


New Director of the Getty Foundation

We recently announced the appointment of Dr. Joan Weinstein as the new director of the Getty Foundation after an international search. Weinstein has held various roles at the Foundation since 1994, having served as deputy director from 2007 to 2018 before being named acting director. During her tenure as deputy director, Weinstein oversaw strategic direction in grantmaking, led the development of new grant initiatives, and established metrics to assess funding impact. She is also known as the co-director and creative force of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time collaborations, including the upcoming PST: Art x Science x LA initiative. We look forward to sharing updates on Weinstein's vision for how the Foundation will continue its philanthropic commitment to art history, conservation, and museums while exploring new ways to creatively address the pressing issues facing cultural heritage and the arts today.
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  Miguel de Baca

Arrival of Miguel de Baca

The Foundation also recently welcomed Miguel de Baca to its staff as a senior program officer. De Baca joins the Getty from Lake Forest College, where he served as chair of the art and art history department and associate professor of modern and contemporary art. In 2017-18, de Baca was Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art at the University of Oxford. He is also active in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program network as a former MMUF fellow and advisor to the Graduate Initiatives Program at the Social Science Research Council. De Baca's new areas of responsibility include the Foundation's Connecting Art Histories initiative, which is in its tenth year of supporting international scholarly exchange.
More about Connecting Art Histories...


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