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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Drawing from vast unpublished archival material, Antiquities in Motion: From Excavation Sites to Renaissance Collections relies on the innovative notion of archaeological finds as mobile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.
Mother Art records, undated. Getty Research Institute, 2017.M.60
Mother Art Records
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.
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.