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Villa am Strand (Villa on the shore) (detail), Lyonel Feininger, 1921. From Bauhaus Drucke: Neue Europaeische Graphik; Erste Mappe; Meister d. Staatlichen Bauhauses in Weimar (Potsdam: Mûller, 1921). The Getty Research Institute, 2012.PR.4 © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn


  Villa am Strand (Villa on the shore) (detail), Lyonel Feininger, 1921. From Bauhaus Drucke: Neue Europaeische Graphik; Erste Mappe; Meister d. Staatlichen Bauhauses in Weimar (Potsdam: Mûller, 1921). The Getty Research Institute, 2012.PR.4 © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Bauhaus Beginnings

Through October 13, 2019 | The Getty Center
Although woodcuts are a centuries-old printing technique, their associations with Romanticism and expressionism resonated with the Bauhaus even in its beginning phase. Given the German expressionists' commitment to the subjective, emotional, and spiritual facets of design, it is of no surprise that the preindustrial form of art was revived and celebrated by students at the school. Reimagining urban scenes and naval seascapes in high-contrast and stark forms, woodcuts like this one are among the many objects currently on display as part of the exhibition Bauhaus Beginnings.

Gallery tours are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. through October 10.

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  Light-dark contrast study for Johannes Itten's Preliminary Course, Friedl Dicker, 1919. The Getty Research Institute, 920030

Bauhaus: Building the New Artist

Online exhibition |
The exploration of color through contrasts and polarities was of great interest to Bauhaus master Johannes Itten; he encouraged his students to feel their way into an exercise. In her study of light-dark contrast, Bauhaus student Friedl Dicker placed the reflective surface of a silver disk at the center of the image in order to highlight its luminosity; the white circle finds its polar opposite in color and construction in the inclusion of the black chalk circle below it. Images of work by Bauhaus students and masters are part of the online exhibition Bauhaus: Building the New Artist.

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  Duveen Brothers stock albums, various dates. The Getty Research Institute. Gift of Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Duveen Brothers Stock Documentation

Completing the GRI's Duveen Brothers Resources, this substantial donation from the Clark Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts documents the firm's exhibitions and publications of art works and collections as well as the firm's extensive files of documentation, including collectors' files and authentications from art experts. These records cover sales between 1829 and 1965, tracking the foundational periods of American private collections and their role in the formation of American museums. This is a rich resource for scholars, especially those conducting provenance research or researching the history of collecting and taste.

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  Photographs of reproductions of Johannes Vermeer's The Lacemaker (ca. 1669) and accompanying annotations from the Photo Archive. Study Photographs of Dutch Paintings and Drawings. The Getty Research Institute,

New Research Initiative: PhotoTech

This initiative will make freely available online approximately 700,000 items from the painting, drawing, and print collections of the GRI's Photo Archive. PhotoTech will employ new methods of collections processing to improve access and discovery of images of artwork by not only capturing images of artworks but also enriching cataloguing metadata. Additionally, the project will explore the past and future influence of the photographic archive on the study of art history through an extensive program of research.

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  Derbhle Crotty as Lady Augusta Gregory and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane in Citizen Lane, 2019

Citizen Lane

Film Screening | September 5, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Set in Dublin in the early 20th century, Citizen Lane tells the story of Irish collector of modern art Hugh Lane from his establishment of the first public modern art gallery through his untimely death and contested will. After the screening, Morna O'Neill, associate professor of 18th- and 19th-century European art at Wake Forest University and author of Hugh Lane: The Art Market and the Art Museum, 1893–1915, hosts a Q&A with the audience.

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  The arrival of Spaniards and the meeting of Doña Marina and Hernán Cortés (detail), drawn by Nahua artists, 1579. From Diego Durán, Historia de las Indias de Nueva España e islas de la tierra firme, fol. 202. Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España

1519, the Arrival of Strangers: Indigenous Art and Voices following the Spanish Conquest of Mesoamerica

Symposium | October 3–5, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
In acknowledgement of the quincentennial of Hernán Cortés's arrival in Mesoamerica, this three-day symposium explores perspectives on the Spanish conquest of Mexico and, subsequently, the transcultural processes that played out in New Spain's artistic production. Organized jointly between the GRI, California State University, Los Angeles, and the Art History Society of Cal State LA, this event is in homage to the renowned Mexican scholar Miguel León-Portilla.

Please note that separate reservations are required for each day of the symposium.

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London and the Emergence of a European Art Market, 1780–1820

Edited by Susanna Avery-Quash and Christian Huemer
Exploring the commercial milieu of art sales and collecting in the late-18th and early-19th century, this collection of essays employs a diverse methodological range–from traditional art historical and provenance studies to statistical and economic analysis–to explore the robust and sophisticated art market that flourished in London. Essays by the 22 contributing scholars provide overviews, case studies, and empirical reevaluations of artists, collectors, patrons, agents and dealers, institutions, sales, and practices while drawing from a number of pioneering digital resources, including the Getty Provenance Index.

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  Selection of invitations to the CDS Gallery exhibitions, 1981–2005, The Getty Research Institute, Gift of Clara Diament Sujo, 2018.M.31

Clara Diament Sujo papers, 1944–2014

Finding Aid
The papers of Clara Diament Sujo, dealer and art critic, provide a comprehensive survey of the day-to-day operations of the CDS Gallery which she founded in New York in 1981. The archive also includes documentation related to Estudio Actual, the center of contemporary art created by Sujo in Caracas, Venezuela in 1968, as well as her formative years studying with Argentinian art critic Jorge Romero Brest. The archive comprises correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, exhibition brochures, artist files, photographs, videos, and works on paper dedicated to Sujo.

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The Burning Child

Film Screening | October 15, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.


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