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Form and color study, Joost Schmidt, ca. 1929–1930. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Joost Schmidt Papers. The Getty Research Institute, 860972


  Form and color study, Joost Schmidt, ca. 1929–1930. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Joost Schmidt Papers. The Getty Research Institute, 860972

Bauhaus Beginnings and Bauhaus: Building the New Artist

Opening June 11, 2019 | | The Getty Center
Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school, the Getty Research Institute presents two exhibitions highlighting rarely seen materials from its extensive Bauhaus collections. Bauhaus Beginnings considers the school's early dedication to spiritual expression and its development of a curriculum based on the elements deemed fundamental to all forms of artistic practice. The online exhibition Bauhaus: Building the New Artist further explores the school's history, theoretical underpinnings, and novel pedagogy.

Learn more about Bauhaus exhibitions at the Getty.



2019/2020 Getty Scholars Announced

The GRI and the J. Paul Getty Museum will welcome a new cohort of scholars for the 2019/2020 scholar year at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. The GRI scholars will explore the themes of "Art and Ecology" and "The Classical World in Context: Thrace." The scholars, who will be coming from across the United States and countries such as Bulgaria, England, and Greece, will investigate topics such as the perception of ecology in contemporary art and Greek-Thracian cult relations.

View the list of incoming scholars and learn more about the 2019/2020 research themes.


Applications Now Available for Library Grants

Applications are being accepted for library grants that support the research of scholars whose work involves the collection materials housed at the GRI. Advanced undergraduate students, early stage graduate students, as well as those researching subject-specific areas on the art critic Clement Greenberg or material science as it relates to art production may apply for the $1,500 grant. These grants are available thanks to the generosity of a GRI council member.

Applications are due April 30, 2019.

Apply for a Library Research Grant.


  Theaster Gates. Photo courtesy of Sara Pooley.

Dance of Malaga

Film Screening | May 8, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
As part of the Getty scholar theme MONUMENTALITY, Theaster Gates—artist-in-residence at the GRI—will screen his recent film, Dance of Malaga (2019). The film is a meditation on love and race in America, following the people of Malaga Island, Maine. After the screening, GRI Deputy Director Andrew Perchuk will join Gates in conversation.

Reserve a free ticket.



Antiquities in Motion

Barbara Furlotti
In this dynamic exploration of the Roman market for antiquities in the early modern period, Barbara Furlotti reconstructs the journey of ancient objects from digging sites to the marketplace. Drawing from vast unpublished archival material, Antiquities in Motion: From Excavation Sites to Renaissance Collections relies on the innovative notion of archaeological finds as mobile items as it examines the changes in economic value, meaning, and appearance that antiquities underwent as they traveled across land and sea.

Pre-order this title.


  Mother Art records, undated. Getty Research Institute, 2017.M.60

Mother Art Records

Finding Aid
Mother Art was one of many feminist art collectives operating out of The Woman's Building in downtown Los Angeles. Formed in 1973, the Mother Art records reflect the sociopolitical and feminist art practices of the Los Angeles women's collective, with administrative files that detail Mother Art's formation and project files that document the group's performances and installations in the Los Angeles area community and arts organizations. The Mother Art records are being preserved and made available to researchers with support from a Federal Save America's Treasures grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Browse the finding aid.


Library Catalog

New Look and Features
The GRI has relaunched Primo Search with an upgrade and a new name, Library Catalog. The Catalog allows users to search physical and digital materials simultaneously, is mobile friendly, and provides easy access for researchers to contact a librarian to help facilitate their research.

Search the new Library Catalog.


Getty Scholar Year Symposium: MONUMENTALITY

Symposium | May 7–8, 2019 | The Getty Center


Bauhaus on Screen

Screening and Conversation | June 16, 2019 | The Getty Center


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