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South Central Garden (detail) from photographic project The Trench: An Artery in the Heart of Global Capitalism in the Linear City portfolio, Lane Barden, 2004–2005. The Getty Research Institute, 2013.R.4. © Lane Barden, 2018


  South Central Garden from photographic project The Trench: An Artery in the Heart of Global Capitalism in the Linear City portfolio, Lane Barden, 2004–2005. The Getty Research Institute, 2013.R.4. © Lane Barden, 2018


Through April 21, 2019 | The Getty Center
Architectural photographer Lane Barden's Linear City portfolio captures the expansive sprawl of Los Angeles via three major arteries throughout the city: the Los Angeles River, the Alameda supply corridor, and Wilshire Boulevard. Shot from a helicopter, Barden's images are a monumental visual tool for examining how Los Angeles functions, how it has grown over time, and why the city looks the way it does via water, rail, and automobile. This series is on display as part of the exhibition MONUMENTality.

Gallery tours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. through April 18.

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  JG (offset) (detail), Tacita Dean, 2013. Set of 14 handmade offset prints. The Getty Research Institute, 2018.PR.18. Courtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris; Frith Street Gallery, London; and Niels Borch Jensen Edition, Berlin/Copenhagen.
© Tacita Dean

Monumentality and Cosmic Scale

Film Screening | March 9, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
This screening—held in conjunction with the GRI's current exhibition MONUMENTality—showcases two 16 mm films: Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970) and Charles and Ray Eames's Powers of 10 (1977). Both films highlight the work of American artists of the late 1960s and 1970s who challenged the concept of modern art by creating large-scale, outdoor earthworks away from urban centers.

After the screening, curator Frances Terpak moderates a discussion with writer and activist Lucy Lippard and artists Tacita Dean and Edward Ranney about their own engagement with land art.

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  Detail of a page from Louis Rousselet's India diaries, 1865–1866. The Getty Research Institute, 2015.M.20

Louis Rousselet India Diaries and Photographs

The diaries and photo collections of photographer, geographer, and archaeologist Louis-Théophile Marie Rousselet vividly capture his journey throughout India between 1864 and 1868 with sketches, photographs, daily musings, and clippings. The entirety of this collection has been digitized and is available for free online.

Part of the collection of 131 photographs was donated by GRI Council members Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer in honor of GRI Director Emeritus Thomas W. Gaehtgens.

Learn more about this acquisition and view the digitized collection.



Getty Research Journal, no. 11

New Issue
The connection between American abstract artists and prehistoric rock paintings; an ancient Andean legend of forbidden love; the life of writer and activist Pauline Gibling Schindler; and a GRI manuscript detailing a sumptuous celebration in 18th-century Venice are just a few of the 10 fascinating articles featured in the latest issue of the Getty Research Journal.

Digital and print versions of this issue are available through the University of Chicago Press.


  Interior view of Messrs. Watts & Skeen's Photo Establishment (detail), unknown photographer, ca. 1896. The Getty Research Institute, 2018.R.6-31r

Photographic Album of Rangoon and Mandalay

Finding Aid
Commercial life in late 19th-century Burma (Myanmar) is colorfully captured in the blues and teals of this photographic album, which depicts leading businesses, local monuments, and government buildings. Forty-seven cyanotypes are paired with a page of advertisements for enterprises such as general outfitters; provisioners; haberdashers; boot, shoe and saddle makers; purveyors of wine and spirits; chemists; tobacconists; musical instruments sellers; photographers, stationers, booksellers, and publishers; banks; and coach works.

Browse the finding aid.

View the digitized version of this album.


  Phillips, Lamelas, and Newhouse at the Getty Center, 2018

In Our Time: An Evening of Film with David Lamelas

Video from May 8, 2018, Lecture
In this video, filmmaker David Lamelas sits down with curators Kristina Newhouse (University Art Museum at California State University Long Beach) and Glenn Phillips (GRI) following the world premiere of his work In Our Time (2018)—partially filmed at the Getty Center—in which time, location, memory, and love play out in front of artist James Ensor's masterpiece Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889 (1888).

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A Tribute in Honor of Lyn Keinholz and John Mason

Artists' Tribute | March 31, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. | The Getty Center


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