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Pacific Standard Time Presents is Here

New Panel Paintings Grant Focuses on Pieter Brueghel the Elder

The GLI at CGU Welcomes New Leadership

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Pacific Standard Time Presents is Here
Los Angeles Celebrates Modern Architecture

Get ready to experience what makes L.A. modern. Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., an initiative designed to continue the momentum of last year's sweeping Pacific Standard Time initiative at a smaller scale, will provide a wide-ranging look at the region's modern architectural heritage from now through the summer. Exhibitions and public programs will examine a broad array of practitioners and an equally varied range of buildings, from iconic modernist homes and civic landmarks such as Disney Hall, to the whimsical coffee shops and vast freeways that made L.A. the unique megalopolis it is today. The collaboration is fueled by Getty Foundation grants to sixteen organizations for exhibitions, publications, and public programming.

Meanwhile, the Getty was recently recognized by the US chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) for its role in organizing the first Pacific Standard Time initiative at the 2013 Annual Awards Ceremony. In addition, LACMA's California Design exhibition and the Hammer Museum's Now Dig This! exhibition, both supported by Foundation grants as part of Pacific Standard Time, received individual awards.

For information about the new architecture exhibits and programs, visit for a full calendar of activities.

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Samitaur Tower, Culver City, CA, 2008-2010
Samitaur Tower, Culver City, CA, 2008-2010, Eric Owen Moss, Eric Owen Moss Architects. Photo 2011 Tom Bonner


New Panel Paintings Grant Focuses on Pieter Brueghel the Elder
Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna Hosts Panel Paintings Project

A group of conservators are working hard to ensure that the beloved scenes of everyday life in the 16th century created by Netherlandish painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder can be enjoyed for generations to come. A grant to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna as part of the Foundation's Panel Paintings Initiative is supporting a condition assessment of six of the museum's renowned collection of works by Brueghel. The project kicked off recently with an international experts meeting of curators and conservators in Vienna and will continue over the next two years with full technical analysis and documentation. In keeping with the Panel Paintings Initiative's goals of training future conservators before the current experts retire, the project will include training opportunities throughout as the team conducts scientific examinations and develops comprehensive treatment protocols.

Learn more about the Panel Paintings Initiative.

Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Peasant Dance (detail), 1568/69
Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Peasant Dance (detail), 1568/69. Photo Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


The GLI at CGU Welcomes New Leadership
The Getty Leadership Institute Prepares for New Director

The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University (GLI at CGU) recently announced the appointment of a new executive director, Melody Kanschat. A 22-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Kanschat will draw on considerable expertise in strengthening the capacity of arts organizations to lead the GLI into a new era of collaboration, redefining and continuing its historic contributions to the arts and museum leadership development. Formerly housed at the Getty Center, the GLI relocated to CGU in 2010, and a recent three-year grant from the Getty Foundation is providing support for the program through 2015.

Read the full press release.

New GLI Executive Director Melody Kanschat
New GLI Executive Director Melody Kanschat. Photo courtesy GLI at CGU.

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