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Hollywoodland (detail), unknown photographer, 1923–1929. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.R.10


  Hollywoodland (detail), unknown photographer, 1923–1929. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.R.10

The Metropolis in Latin America,

Through January 7, 2018 | The Getty Center
Mirroring the Southern Californian way of life and architectural designs of the early 1910s, affluent residential neighborhoods built in major Latin American cities looked to the Spanish revival and colonial styles of Los Angeles's Hollywoodland. Primarily designed by architect John Delario, the Hollywoodland homes tucked into the hills were inspired by the clean whitewashed walls and tiled roofs of buildings across an idealized Mediterranean Riviera. This style spread to Latin America through magazines and, fittingly, via films produced at the studios surrounding these elegant homes, photos of which are on display as part of the exhibition The Metropolis in Latin America.

This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

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  Seccionado no. 1/ Sectioned No.1, Hermelindo Fiaminghi, 1958. Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. © Estate of Hermelindo Fiaminghi

Making Art Concrete

Through February 11, 2018 | The Getty Center
Combining art historical and scientific analysis, Making Art Concrete presents artworks by Argentine and Brazilian concrete and neo-concrete artists working in the 1940s and 50s. These artists proposed that art objects become part of everyday, concrete reality, and explored the material and theoretical limitations of that proposition. This exhibition, which began as a multiyear collaboration between experts from the GRI and the Getty Conservation Institute with the Collección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, illuminates the formal strategies and material decisions of artists such as Lygia Clark, Willys de Castro, Judith Lauland, Raúl Lozza, Hélio Oiticica, and Rhod Rothfuss.

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  Charles L. Knoedler at the gallery's fourth location in New York City, unknown photographer, undated. The Getty Research Institute, 2012.M.54

Art Dealers, America and the International Art Market, 1880–1930

Symposium | January 18–19, 2018 | The Getty Center
This symposium examines the role of international art dealers in creating the private collections, museums, and intellectual culture of the American art world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Participants in this two-day symposium will have access to rich archival resources and apply new methodologies in provenance research to illuminate the ways art dealers contributed to making America a prominent player in the international art market.

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  Original cassettes from Betty Turnbull's interviews with Southern California artists, 2017

Betty Turnbull Interviews with Southern California Artists and Related Ephemera

Finding Aid
Between 1975 and 1988, curator Betty Turnbull interviewed more than 25 leading artists from Southern California, including Robert Irwin, Ed Kienholz, and Ed Ruscha. Turnbull's collection comprises recordings of these interviews as well as material relating to the organization of Turnbull's 1976 exhibition at the Newport Harbor Art Musuem, The Last Time I Saw Ferus (which focused on the legacy of Los Angeles's Ferus Gallery), and materials relating to other projects by Turnbull. These projects include the TLK Gallery—which was jointly operated by Turnbull, Victoria Kogan, and Phyllis Lutjeans from 1982 to 1985—and articles written by and about Turnbull from the late 1970s and 80s.

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  Panelists at the Getty Center, 2017

"Paper Pear Paper": Charting the Course of Concrete Poetry

Video of April 6, 2017 Panel Discussion
Panelists Stephen Bann, Sergio Bessa, and Marjorie Perloff join GRI curator Nancy Perloff in a discussion that addresses both the common ground and the differences between the poetic art of Ian Hamilton Finlay and the work of his contemporaries, the Brazilian concrete poets who called themselves Noigandres, as well as French poet Henri Chopin and Austria's Ernst Jandl. This conversation, which includes live readings of selected concrete poems, complemented the exhibition Concrete Poetry: Words and Sounds in Graphic Space.

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Cornelia Funke's Journey through the Ancient Americas

Storytelling and Book Signing | December 3, 2017 | The Getty Center

Indigenous Knowledge and the Making of the Colonial Latin America

Symposium | December 8–9, 2017 | The Getty Center


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