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Current Exhibitions

Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films
May 27–October 12, 2014
Getty Research Institute Galleries I and II

Dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer Yvonne Rainer is one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years. This exhibition surveys her major dance, film, and performance works through a lively array of photographs, scores, journals, ephemera, and audiovisual presentations.

No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station
May 2–August 10, 2014
On view at the Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library

Organized by the Getty Research Institute, the exhibition features beautifully rendered architectural drawings, photographs, and other archival material that illuminate the contentious 30-year process of creating Union Station's eclectic, distinctly Southern Californian architecture.

June 8–September 21, 2014
On view at ESMoA, El Segundo

This exhibition grew out of the Getty Black Book project, in which more than 150 of L.A.'s leading graffiti artists contributed works on paper that were bound into a single book. Organized by ESMoA in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, SCRATCH features a full-gallery "open black book" installation and selected rare books from the Research Institute, including a type of manuscript popular around the 16th and 17th centuries called a liber amicorum ("book of friends").


Film and Video Screenings
Yvonne Rainer Film and Video Screening Schedule
May 27–October 12, 2014
Getty Research Institute Film and Video Gallery, The Getty Center

Residential Course
Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography
July 14–August 1, 2014
The Getty Research Institute, The Getty Center

Photography and Sculpture: The Art Object in Reproduction
October 25, 2014
Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center

Upcoming Exhibition

World War I: War of Images, Images of War
November 18, 2014–April 19, 2015
Getty Research Institute Galleries I and II

World War I: War of Images, Images of War looks back, one hundred years later, on the art and visual culture of the First World War. This was a war of unprecedented mechanized slaughter, but it was also a conflict over the cultural dominance and direction of Europe.

The exhibition demonstrates the distinctive ways in which each combatant nation utilized visual culture to help defeat its enemies and shows how artists developed their own visual language to convey and cope with the gruesome horrors they witnessed. Drawing principally from the Getty Research Institute's collections, World War I: War of Images, Images of War features a range of satirical journals, rare books, and prints, as well as firsthand accounts such as a war diary, correspondence from the front, "trench art" made by soldiers, and interviews with veterans, all of which capture the trauma of this first modern war.