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  Li Hong Chang Portrait of Li Hong Chang, 1890. The Getty Research Institute, 2006.R.1

Brush & Shutter: Early Photography in China

Described by Arts of Asia as making a
". . . significant contribution in blazing the trails that will come from discovering new examples . . ." this exhibition explores photography's introduction to China in the mid-19th century and demonstrates how Chinese artists adapted this new medium, grafting it onto traditional aesthetic conventions.

Curators lead a gallery talk of the exhibition on April 21 at 2:30 p.m.

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  Section of the Vienna Codex, anonymous Mixtec artist, pl. 47. The Getty Research Institute, 85-B1535

Closing this Sunday, March 27

View images of ancient Maya and Aztec ruins, depictions of the Aztec Calendar Stone and other Mexican antiquities, and panoramic visions of Mexico.

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Watch a video of the exhibition.


  Stills from Scenes of City Life, 1935, directed by Yuan Muzhi

Scenes of City Life 都市風光

Never before shown outside China, director Yuan Muzhi's innovative fantasy uses live action, still photographs, animation, and even a peep show to depict the love triangle between a pawnshop owner's daughter and two young men in the bustling metropolis of 1930s Shanghai.

Subtitled in English, this presentation is made possible through the assistance of the China Film Archive.

Make a reservation and learn more about this film.

N E W   O N   T H E   W E B

  Mapa quemado/Burned Map, Horacio Zabala, 1974, mixed media on printed map. Courtesy of the artist and Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York


An international group of scholars, curators, museum directors, and artists discuss new approaches to the study and presentation of Latin American art in the 21st century. This symposium was held at the Getty Center and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) March 11–13, 2011.

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  Poster for Art/Life One Year Performance, from High Performance magazine records, 1978–97. The Getty Research Institute, 2006.M.8

Finding Aid

These records document the publication's content, editorial process, and administrative history during its quarterly run from 1978 through 1997. Founded to cover performance art, the publication gradually shifted to include new and experimental art, and later activism and community-based art. With an extensive compilation of artist files, the archive also provides comprehensive documentation of the progressive art world from the late 1970s to the late 1990s.

Browse the finding aid.



2011 AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show

Three Getty Research Institute publications will be featured in the 2011 AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show:

G: An Avant-Garde Journal of Art, Architecture, Design, and Film, 1923–1926

Printing the Grand Manner: Charles Le Brun and Monumental Prints in the Age of Louis XIV

Visual Planning and the Picturesque

Selected from among nearly 300 entries, they represent the very best in jacket and cover design.

L O O K I N G   A H E A D

  Drive-in Theater, Julius Shulman, 1948. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, the Getty Research Institute, 2004.R.10 © J. Paul Getty Trust

Questioning the Standard: New Narratives of Art in Los Angeles

Curators, scholars, and educators working on the Pacific Standard Time region-wide research initiative address some of the myths and stereotypes that still pervade accounts of Los Angeles art in the postwar period.

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Banner image: Collage of Many Photographs (detail), ca. 1860–ca. 1900, albumen print. The Getty Research Institute, 2006.R.17.2


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