Modern and Contemporary Art
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Modern Paints Uncovered
Papers and posters from the Modern Paints Uncovered symposium at Tate Modern in 2006.
Conference: Mortality Immortality? The Legacy of 20th ...
A summary of a conference sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute devoted to issues regarding the preservation of contemporary art.
Newsletter 13.2 Summer 1998
Newsletter conversation with Los Angeles-based painter, printmaker, photographer, and filmmaker Ed. Ruscha.
Modern and Contemporary Art Symposia (News Item)
Recap of FAR-SITED , Abstract Expressionism, and Media in Transition conferences co-organized by GCI. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
The Legal and Ethical Consideration of Mural Conservation ...
Essay begins with discussion of federal law, the Visual Artists Rights Act, then discusses California law and California Art Preservation Act (CAPA).
"Conservation of Public Art" issue. Fall 2012 (PDF Edition)
Entire newsletter, including articles, roundtable discussion, list of key resources, and news items. Vol. 27.2.
David Alfaro Siqueiros: Murals in Los Angeles
Selected bibliography focused on the murals painted by Siqueiros in Los Angeles in 1932.
Made in Los Angeles: Materials, Processes, and the Birth of ...
Discusses methods & processes of 4 pioneers of West Coast Minimalism: Bell, Irwin, Kauffman, & McCracken.
Mural Paints: Current and Future Formulations
Mark Golden of Golden Artists Colors discusses modern acrylic paints.
Conservation and Care of Sculptural Monuments (Article)
Examines conservation issues related to these outdoor works. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.
Modern Oils Research Consortium Formed (News Item)
GCI becomes founding partner in this international consortium. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Lecture: Ethical Dilemmas in the Conservation of Modern and ...
Details and video of a live panel discussion presented by the Getty Conservation Institute in April 2009.
Artists' Materials & Processes: Larry Bell (News Item)
Materials and fabrication processes of Larry Bell researched and documented. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
House Paints
Traces history of household paint industry in the US and UK over first half of 20th century.
Projects, events, and publications
List of new items in the 30th Anniversary issue. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Science Dept. | Getty Conservation Institute
Conducting research into a broad range of issues.
Jean Paul Riopelle: The Artist's Materials
First book-length study of the artist in English.
Contemporary Architecture Symposium Held (News item)
Recap of Minding the Gap Symposium held at Getty Center in May 2013. From Vol.28.2, Fall 2013.
Everyday Modernism in the California Landscape
Lectures & panel discussion on conservation strategies for California Modernist buildings.
Conservation of América Tropical
A Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural America Tropical in LA.
Ephemeral Monuments: History and Conservation of ...
This book on history and conservation of installation art is now available for purchase. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Newsletter 17.3 Fall 2002
Newsletter feature article on conservation science and modern paintings.
Ephemeral Monuments: History and Conservation of ...
Explores questions and dilemmas faced by those who care for art installations.
Eames House Conservation (News Item)
GCI and Eames Foundation are developing a conservation & maintenance plan for house. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Newsletter 17.3 Fall 2002
Newsletter discussion about the conservation of modern and contemporary art.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter roundtable discussion on ethical dilemmas in modern and contemporary art conservation.
Lecture: Modern Art in Los Angeles: An Evening with De Wain ...
This conversation with the artist looks at the production, conservation & display challenges around Valentine's work. Includes video.
Conserving Contemporary Art: Issues, Methods, Materials ...
A comprehensive overview of the consideration faced by conservators of modern and contemporary art.
Lucio Fontana: The Artist's Materials
The first technical study in English of one of the most influential post-war Italian artists.
Art in LA
Information on this project, which is part of Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
The Gift of Absence: Mural Restoration in a Policy Void
Essay is one part of a 3-part examination of community murals. Others are John Pitman Weber's discussion on which murals get saved and Timothy Drescher's conservation of community murals.
Conference: Modern Paints Uncovered Symposium
Summary of the 2006 Modern Paints Uncovered symposium, co-organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, Tate, and the National Gallery of Art.
POPART Comes to GCI (News Item)
GCI hosts POPART and presents work at March 2012 conference. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Work with Disney ARL Continues (News Item)
Update on the GCI's collaboration with Disney to develop storage conditions for animation cels. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Made in Los Angeles (News Item)
Announcement of the publication of this new book. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Newsletter 27.2: Conservation of Public Art (Fall 2012)
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, vol. 27, no. 2 (2012).
Art in LA
A study of materials and fabrication processes by L.A.-based artists and implications these have for conservation.
Preservation of Plastics
Overview and details of a GCI project on the preservation of plastic materials in modern and contemporary art.
Documenting Spiral Jetty (2009)
Multimedia presentation of documentation work conducted at Spiral Jetty, a monumental earthwork in Utah.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on the cleaning of acrylic emulsion paintings.
Before the Paint Hits the Wall
Introductory remarks for the 2003 symposium, Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter feature article on conservation of modern and contemporary art.
Exploring Pollock
Film screening and discussion related to Jackson Pollock's seminal painting, Mural (1943).
The Los Angeles Watts Towers
Recounts story of Simon Rodia and his creation and its preservation and the history of Watts.
Conserving Contemporary Art (News Item)
This book examining issues methods, materials and research, is now available for purchase. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Keep it Moving? Conserving Kinetic Art (News Item)
Announcement of this 2016 conference in Milan. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Experts' Meeting for Mural (article)
A January 2013 experts meeting was held on study and treatment of Jackson Pollock's Mural, From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on conservation of plastics in modern and contemporary works of art.
Willem de Kooning: The Artist's Materials
An in-depth study of the paintings of Willem de Kooning from the 1940s to 1970s.
Research into Practice Initiative
Develops training workshops, colloquia, and similar events to present scientific advances from research undertaken by the GCI and its partners.
Mural Archive Now Available (News Item)
Ernest A. Long Outdoor Mural Image Archive available through GRI. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Outdoor Sculpture
Details of a GCI project to research paints used in twentieth-and twenty-first-century outdoor painted works of art.
Newsletter 13.2 Summer 1998
Newsletter article examining conservation issues associated with a sculpture by Brancusi and a contemporary installation.
Conference: The Object in Transition
Information about The Object in Transition, a conference held at the Getty Center in January 2008.
Politics and Practice of Community Public Art: Whose Murals ...
Essay is one part of a 3-part examination of community murals. Others are Timothy Drescher's priorities in the conservation of community murals and Jon Pounds' conservation projects in Chicago.
Helen Pashgian: Transcending the Material
Helen Pashgian uses industrial materials such as polyester, epoxy, and acrylic plastics to create sculptures and installations that explore light and perception.
Lecture: Object in Transition, Contemporary Voices
Details and video of a panel discussion at the Getty Center featuring artists Rachel Harrison, Paul McCarthy, and Doris Salcedo.
Continuity and Change: Approaches to Conserving Modern ...
Wessel de Jonge, architect and co-founder of DOCOMOMO discusses restoration and reuse of Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam.
The Siqueiros Legacy: Challenges of Conserving the Artist's ...
Papers are from the two-day symposium The Siqueiros Legacy: Challenges of Conserving the Artist’s Monumental Murals, which took place at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on October 16-17, 2012.
The Return of América Tropical
Discusses the project to conserve and make publically available this mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.
Modern Abstract Art in Latin America
Researching material & process-based decisions made by artists working in concrete and Neo-concrete vein in Latin America.
Media in Transition Conference (News Item)
Announcement of this three-day conference at Tate in London. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Mortality Immortality?
Professionals offer their perspectives on the artist intent, the art market, and evolving media technologies.
Lecture: Out in the Open: Conservation Challenges of Outdoor ...
Details and video of a panel discussion on management and care of outdoor artworks held at the Getty Center on May 25, 2012
Analysis of Modern Paints
Outlines techniques employed to analyze synthetic resins in modern painting materials.
Conserving Outdoor Painted Sculpture: Proceedings Modern ...
Collection of 17 papers presented at a June 2013 symposium held at the Kröller-Müller Museum.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
This workshop series seeks to integrate ongoing scientific research with the latest perspectives on cleaning technology within art conservation.
Conserving Outdoor Sculpture
Presents research on the materials and construction techniques of the Stark Collection at the Getty.
The Conservation of Twentieth-Century Outdoor Painted ...
Report from the 2012 meeting at Metropolitan Museum of Art to discuss issues and challenges in conserving this art.
Abstract Expressionism (News Item)
Announcement of this one-day symposium at the Getty Center in November 2015. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA).
Temporary Art? Outdoor Sculptures in Fiberglass-Reinforced ...
Addresses the conservation of outdoor fiberglass-reinforced polyester sculptures. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.
Priorities in Conserving Community Murals
Essay is one part of a 3-part examination of community murals. Others are John Pitman Weber's discussion on which murals get saved and Jon Pounds' conservation projects in Chicago.
Icons in Plastic
Experts discussed issues related to the conservation of design objects made with plastics in this January 2014 public panel.
From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column
Presents the fascinating story behind the making of De Wain Valentines monumental sculpture, Gray Column.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on important resources in the conservation of modern and contemporary art.
Three Decades of GCI Science (Article)
A look at 30 years of the GCI's work in conservation science. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Projects, events, and publications
List of new items in the Conservation of China issue. From Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2016.
Modern Paints
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute Project which addresses questions regarding the character of modern paint materials.
Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative
A multifaceted, long-term initiative for the varied conservation needs of modern and contemporary art.
Key Resources
Books, journals, conference proceedings, and online resources for conservation of public art. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.