Exhibitions

Getty collections and traveling shows

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Interact with four objects from the Museum's decorative arts collection.  Details 

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The life and legacy of the art collector and businessman who used his fortune to create an institution dedicated to the arts.  Details 

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through May 7

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Exploring the world of pastel portraiture in eighteenth-century Britain, this focused installation features works from the Museum's...  Details 

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through May 7

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One of Degas's great late works, Russian Dancers (circa 1899), is presently on loan to the Getty. In this pastel, Degas celebrates the...  Details 

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through Apr 30

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Photographs and videos serve as commentary on the role the news media plays in determining the meaning of images.  Details 

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through Nov 4, 2018

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Drawn from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s superb collection, this installation features a selection of marble and bronze works.  Details 

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through Apr 2

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Drawings, sculptures, medals, and prints by Edme Bouchardon illustrate his remarkable versatility and imagination.  Details 

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through Apr 16

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Drawings exemplify the role sculpture can play in the art of drawing and the function of drawing in the act of sculpting.  Details 

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through May 28

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Illuminated manuscripts and antiquities explore medieval responses to the classical world.  Details 

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War in Syria has irrevocably changed the city of Palmyra. This online exhibition captures the site as it was photographed in 1864 and illustrated in the 18th century.  Details 

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through Jul 2

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Four monumental photographs of abandoned World War II bunkers in France from the Wilson sisters' Sealander series.  Details 

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through Jun 18

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Three parts of an altarpiece (early 1480s) by Gerard David are reunited for the first time in almost a century.  Details 

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through Jul 30

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Visual, verbal, and sonic experiments of the 1960s and 1970s, featuring works by leading figures in the concrete poetry movement.  Details 

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Apr 25 - Jul 30

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How architecture can create unique musical environments: drawings, sketches, photographs, and models of two iconic concert venues.  Details 

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May 9 - Jul 30

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Works by artists recording historic events represent the golden age of view painting in the eighteenth century.  Details 

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May 9 - Jul 30

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R. P. Bonington, Claude Lorrain, Giovanni Battista Lusieri, and Canaletto capture the essence and spirit of Italy.  Details 

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May 23 - Aug 13

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Photographs from Killip's enigmatic project In Flagrante feature alongside work from two related series made in northern England in the 1980s.  Details 

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May 23 - Aug 13

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The first exhibition to survey Thomas Annan's industrious career, presented via his engagement with the city of Glasgow between the 1850s and 1880s.  Details 

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Jun 6 - Dec 17

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Having evolved from colored chalk drawings, pastels in the eighteenth century came to rival oil paintings in color, finish, and scale.  Details 

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Jun 9, 2017 - Jan 8, 2018

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Artistry of mosaics and the contexts of their discovery across Rome’s expanding empire.  Details 

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Jun 20 - Sep 17

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The varied roles of women portrayed in manuscripts—and the women who created them.  Details 

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Jun 27 - Nov 26

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Pearblossom Hwy., 11–18th April 1986, #2, alongside drawn and photographic self-portraits from the artist’s studio.  Details 

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Sep 16, 2017 - Feb 11, 2018

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Discover the paintings of postwar artists from Brazil and Argentina who pioneered new techniques with unconventional materials.  Details 

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Sep 16, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

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Photographs, prints, plans, and maps depict the urban impact of key societal and economic transformations in six major cities in Latin America.  Details 

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Sep 16, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018

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Examine historical junctures and aesthetic movements through the work of sixty artists from 1850 through 2010.  Details 

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Sep 16, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018

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Experience spectacular luxury arts from the royal courts of the Maya, Incas, and Aztecs.  Details 

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Oct 10, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018

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Discover the significance of landscape in Giovanni Bellini's paintings intended for private devotion.  Details 

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Oct 10, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018

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Explore the ever-changing yet eternal genre of landscape painting in Renaissance devotional manuscripts.  Details 

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Dec 12, 2017 - Feb 11, 2018

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Line by line and layer by layer, artists conjure a three-dimensional world from a simple sheet of paper.  Details 

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Jan 30, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018

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Venture to paradise as conceived by Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians in the Middle Ages.  Details 

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Feb 27, 2018 - May 27, 2018

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Trace American experimentation with paper photography amidst the tensions and migrations of the mid-nineteenth century.  Details 

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Feb 27, 2018 - May 27, 2018

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Innovative work by artists who create paper models to be photographed or who reshape photographs to introduce tactile elements.  Details 

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Mar 13, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018

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See how contact with Mughal art inspired Rembrandt to draw in an entirely different, refined style.  Details 

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Mar 27, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018

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Sculpture and precious objects illustrate over 2,000 years of artistic interplay between ancient Egypt and the Classical world.  Details 

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May 22, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018

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Facial expressions conjured or caught by the camera from the Getty Museum's permanent collection of photographs.  Details 

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Jun 26, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018

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Highlights of the modern history of fashion photography, exploring how photographers have shaped notions of style and beauty.  Details