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This new online search platform provides free access to digitized art history texts in the public domain. Through this multilingual, multicultural union catalog, scholars can search and download complete digital copies of publications for the study of art, architecture, material culture, and related fields.

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  Photograph of Landing Place between Boulders and Figures, Salvator Rosa, 1600s. The Getty Research Institute, 2000.M.26

Luigi Salerno Archive

The prominent Italian art historian Luigi Salerno (1924–1992)—a prolific author, editor, academic, curator, and administrator—made significant contributions to the study of the Italian Baroque and the preservation of artistic patrimony. The Luigi Salerno Research Papers, 1948–1996, document Salerno's career and research interests, which included Italian still life and landscape painting, and the work of Caravaggio, Guercino, and Salvator Rosa.

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  Color spheres from Philipp Otto Runge, Farben-Kugel (Hamburg, 1810), p. 16. The Getty Research Institute, 85-B14127

GRI Announces 2012/2013 Scholars

Forty-four scholars from around the world—including artists, art historians, architectural historians, literary critics, conservators, and scientists—have been selected to participate in the GRI's annual Scholars Program, which this year will focus on "color" as the theme. American artist Richard Tuttle will be the artist in residence from September 2012 through June 2013.

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Pacific Standard Time Publication Awards

Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945–1980, published by the GRI and the J. Paul Getty Museum, was awarded a gold medal in the Fine Art category by the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards. It also won the Association of Art Museum Curators' Award for Excellence, tying for first place as Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue of 2011.

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  The Grand Piazza, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, ca. 1749–50. From Capricious Inventions of Prisons. The Getty Research Institute, 2007.PR.103

The Getty Research Institute: Recent Print Acquisitions

Giovanni Battista Piranesi's monumental etchings of imaginary prisons are among the masterpieces featured in this exhibition, which spans 400 years of printmaking. Piranesi's fantastic images have nothing to do with real prisons. For Piranesi, who was trained as an architect and engineer, prisons were springboards of inspiration that freed him from dull artistic conventions.

Curators lead gallery tours at 2 p.m. on June 7, 14, and 28.

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  A banner outside the Martin-Gropius-Bau marks the opening of Pacific Standard Time: Kunst in Los Angeles, 1950–1980.

Pacific Standard Time: Kunst in Los Angeles, 1950–1980

Occupying twice the space of the original Getty exhibitions—Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1970 and Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950–1980—this reconceived exhibition features many new works, among them Sam Francis's monumental painting Berlin Red, more than 50 photographs by Julius Shulman, photographs by Dennis Hopper, and works by artists Robert Graham, Ed Kienholz, and James Turrell.

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  Mujeres listas para recivir [sic] a Rábago (Women ready to receive Rábago) (detail), Walter H. Horne, 1911. The Getty Research Institute, 89.R.46

A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed

On view at the downtown Central Library, this exhibition chronicles the Mexican Revolution of 1910 to 1920 through a rich selection of postcards, prints, and photographs of key moments, dramatic battle scenes, and iconic images of revolutionary leaders. Organized by the GRI with support from Edison International, A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed uncovers a complex, multifaceted chapter in Mexico's history.

See the exhibition at the Los Angeles Public Library.

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Banner image: Page from John Lloyd Stephens, Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (New York, 1843), p. 389 (detail). The Getty Research Institute, 89-B20134.
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