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EXHIBITIONS AT THE GETTY CENTER
All exhibitions located in the J. Paul Getty Museum unless otherwise indicated.
New Exhibitions Opening Summer 2002
Gustave Le Gray, Photographer
July 9-September 29, 2002
Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884) is widely acknowledged as the most important French photographer of the 19th century because of his technical innovations in the medium, his role as the teacher of other noted photographers, and the extraordinary imagination he brought to picture-making. The scope of his subject material ranged from early architectural studies of French Romanesque architecture to portraiture of the imperial family, from landscapes closely related to the work of the Barbizon school of painters to the stunning seascapes and cloud studies that made him famous. As well as photographing French troops on summer field maneuvers and making views of the city of Paris, he created images of the monuments of Egypt, where he spent the last 24 years of his colorful life. This exhibition, which will cover the full range of his work, was selected from an exhaustive survey of his work created by and presented at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris in the spring of 2002. Press Release
Songs of Praise: Illuminated Choir Books
July 23-October 13, 2002
Christian choir books number among the most impressive illuminated manuscripts of the high Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Because they were often displayed on a lectern in the sanctuary, where they served as part of the adornment of the church, they were embellished with large painted initials and often extensive border decoration. This exhibition presents the various types of choir books and their characteristic illumination and also includes a section on historical music notation. It features 21 illuminated manuscripts and leaves and cuttings from choir books, all from the Museums permanent collection. The objects date from the 12th to the 16th century and come from throughout Western Europe (Italy, Spain, Germany, France). Press Release
Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of the River
August 17-September 29, 2002
At the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery and Lecture Hall
In The Danube Exodus, Hungarian artist Péter Forgács creates an interactive video installation designed to involve museum visitors in historical narratives about the displacement of ethnic minorities and the possible connections between them. The exhibition incorporates the amateur film footage of Captain Nándor Andrásovits, who ferried Eastern European Jewish refugees along the Danube River from Slovakia to the Black Sea (and eventually Palestine) in 1939. This narrative is paralleled by a reverse exodus that took place one year later, when Bessarabian Germans fled to the Third Reich because of the Soviet annexation of Bessarabia. Through sound, moving images, large-scale projections, touch-screen maps, and archival materials that include postcards, photo albums, and a three-volume illustrated survey of the Danube published in 1726, visitors will be immersed in stories of displacement narrated from a range of perspectives. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Labyrinth Research Initiative on Interactive Narrative at the University of Southern Californias Annenberg Center for Communication, with additional support from the Rockefeller Foundation for a related DVD. This collaboration between the artist and the Labyrinth creative team was launched during the filmmakers residency at the Getty Research Institute in 2000-2001 in response to the theme Reproductions and Originals.
Continuing Exhibitions and Installations
Through June 23, 2002
By the 1830s, railroad lines were spreading throughout Britain, Europe, and North America. This revolutionary mode of transportation was soon followed by the discovery, in 1839, of photography, a revolutionary way to make pictures. Through the talents and desires of key individuals, photography and the railroads together embarked on a journey that would span the worlds continents. From the beginning, art and industry seemed bound together and into the 20th century railroads remained a popular subject for photographers. From Édouard Baldus images of the new French lines in the 1860s to O. Winston Links nighttime views of the last steam-powered trains in 1950s America, the exhibition explores the relationship of photography and railroads through a diverse and engaging selection of photographs. Press Release
A Treasury of 15th-Century Manuscript Illumination
Through July 7, 2002
The 1400s marked a transition for the 1,000-year-old tradition of manuscript illumination. The century was also a seminal era for the development of independent painting in the new oil technique on wooden panels. The mid century saw the introduction of the printed book, the product of a new technology whose efficiency and cost-effectiveness posed an immediate threat to the culture of the handwritten book. Despite these new developments, the illuminated manuscript enjoyed a golden era. This exhibition celebrates the art of illumination in the 15th century through 26 manuscript books and leaves and cuttings from manuscripts in the Museums permanent collection, including the work of Jean Fouquet, Lieven van Lathem, Simon Marmion, Taddeo Crivelli, and Girolamo da Cremona. Press Release
The Sacred Spaces of Pieter Saenredam
Through July 7, 2002
Pieter Saenredam (1597-1665) was one of the most remarkable painters of the Dutch Golden Age. He spent his career immortalizing the churches of Holland in drawings and paintings. The study of his numerous preparatory drawings in conjunction with the finished paintings conveys the process by which he created his sacred spaces. The Getty Museum is the only American venue to present the most comprehensive exhibition of Saenredams work in the past 40 years. It brings together drawings and paintings depicting the venerable churches of Utrecht. The exhibition was originally organized by the Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Press Release
The Geometry of Seeing: Perspective and the Dawn of Virtual Space
Through July 7, 2002
At the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery
Through illustrated treatises, drawings, and prints from the collections of the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Geometry of Seeing explores perspectival illusionism in its fascinating complexity over a period of four centuries. Perspective is usually associated with a single technique developed during the Italian Renaissance for the representation of architectural space on a two-dimensional surface. The exhibition confronts this enduring misconception by acquainting the public with an extraordinary range of perspective theories and rendering techniques used by Leon Battista Alberti, Albrecht Dürer, Sebastiano Serlio, and many others, including Elie-Honoré Montagny, a pupil of Jacques-Louis David. The Geometry of Seeing relates directly to the Getty Research Institutes 2001-2002 Scholar Year theme, Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience, Judgment. It also coincides with an exhibition at the Museum on the work of 17th-century Dutch painter Pieter Saenredam, whose depictions of interiors reflect his eras interest in perspective as a tool for artistic description. Press Release
Rome on the Grand Tour
Through August 11, 2002
In the 18th century, the Grand Toura journey across Northern Europe to Italy and the center of the classical pastformed an important way for eminent, young British travelers to acquire a canon of taste, noble ideas, and moral virtue. Featuring new acquisitions by the Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute, Rome on the Grand Tour presents the Eternal City as a preeminent destination for the British aristocrat. Gathering together paintings, pastels, drawings, sculpture, artists sketchbooks, antiquities, books, and prints, this exhibition captures the diversity of the Grand Tour experience and portrays the preparation, engagement, and memory intrinsic to the journey. In addition to paintings, the exhibition includes printed materials that promoted and guided the journey, portraits, hand-colored prints of city views, ancient and contemporary sculpture, and souvenir gems. It also features objects reflecting the serious study of ancient art, which ultimately transcended the age of the Grand Tour and gave birth to Neoclassicism. Press Release
Dutch Drawings of the Golden Age
Through August 25, 2002
During the 1600s, the art of drawing flourished in Holland as never before. Artists from Rembrandt to Jacob van Ruisdael and Jan van Goyen turned perceptive eyes to the pageant of Dutch life during the countrys so-called Golden Age. Country fairs, landscapes, flora and faunavirtually every aspect of life was recorded in pen or chalk. This installation celebrates the great age of Dutch drawing through examples chosen from the Gettys permanent collection. A number of new acquisitions will also be highlighted. Press Release
Statue of an Emperor: A Conservation Partnership
This exhibition features the conservation of a statue of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, who ruled the Roman Empire from A.D. 161 to 180. The statue belongs to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, and the conservation was a collaboration between the Pergamon and the Getty Museum. Composed of approximately 40 fragments of four different types of marble, some original, others carved during different restoration campaigns of the 18th and 19th centuries, the statue was in danger of collapsing because the joints between the fragments had loosened over time. The conservators took the statue completely apart and reassembled it. Video segments show this process as it took place in the conservation laboratories of the Getty Museum. The exhibition highlights changes in restoration and conservation practices that have occurred between the 18th and 21st centuries. Press Release
Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection
Featuring works dating from 2500 B.C. to the 6th century A.D., this installation highlights Greek and Roman antiquities from the Museum's collection. Included are a 5th-century B.C. limestone-and-marble statue of a goddess believed to be Aphrodite; a rare, early Cycladic harpist dating to 2500 B.C; and the Lansdowne Herakles, which was one of J. Paul Getty's favorite works. The exhibition also features numerous works from the Fleischman collection acquired by the Museum in 1996, including a magnificent bronze cauldron with a grinning satyr and a spectacular ensemble of jewelry worn by a Greek woman more than 2,000 years ago.
Future Exhibitions through July 2003
Greuze the Draftsman
September 10-December 1, 2002
Dedicated exclusively to the drawings of Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), this exhibition demonstrates his undisputed status as one of Frances greatest draftsmen and presents drawings in all media that explore a range of subjects. The exhibition highlights two of Greuzes favorite subjects: human expression and the drama of family life. The Museums Head of an Old Man and The Fathers Curse: The Ungrateful Son are joined by 68 other Greuze drawings borrowed from both U.S. and European collections, including 10 drawings from the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, that were purchased directly from the artist in 1769. Organized by The Frick Collection in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum, this exhibition comes to Los Angeles after first being shown at The Frick Collection, New York, May 14-August 4, 2002. Press Release
Greuze the Painter: Los Angeles Works in Context
September 10-December 1, 2002
Complementing Greuze the Draftsman, this exhibition gathers all the paintings by Greuze in Los Angeles museum collections and presents them with national and international loans. The works on view span Greuzes career and illustrate main developments in his approach to painting. Highlights of the exhibition include: Greuzes genre subjects such as the Huntington Art Collections delightful Knitter Asleep and its pendant, the Young Schoolboy Asleep (Musée Fabre); dramatic oil sketches like the Getty Museums Cimon and Pero (Roman Charity) and the study of the Head of a Woman (Metropolitan Museum of Art); and the flamboyant Portrait of a Lady in Turkish Fancy Dress from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
French Drawings in the Age of Greuze
September 10-December 1, 2002
The 18th century was Frances golden age of draftsmanship, with more artists achieving great technical ability in drawing than at any other time. This exhibition of about 35 drawings complements the loan exhibition Greuze the Draftsman by presenting a survey of 18th-century French drawings from the Museums collection. In addition to featuring drawings by some of the centurys greatest painters such as François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard, the exhibition introduces drawings by some of the petits maîtres18th-century French artists who concentrated on drawing rather than painting. The installation surveys the entire century that opened with the Rococo fêtes galantes of Antoine Watteau and closed with the dramatic Neoclassical subjects of Jacques-Louis David.
Orazio Gentileschis Paintings for Giovan Antonio Sauli (working title)
October 1, 2002-January 12, 2003
Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639) was the most gifted and individual of Caravaggios followers. Between 1621 and 1623, he established his fame with three extraordinary paintings for a Genoese nobleman, Giovan Antonio Sauli. This small exhibition will reunite the Gettys Lot and His Daughters with its original hanging companions, Danaë and the Shower of Gold and Saint Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy, both on loan from private collections. The ensemble will demonstrate how Gentileschi tempered Caravaggios revolutionary realism with a refined sense of beauty that is especially revealed in elegant, stylized compositions and a poetic use of light and color.
About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange
October 15, 2002-February 9, 2003
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) grew up in New York, but established herself as a photographer in California in 1919. She was first a studio portraitist in San Francisco. During the Great Depression, when the unemployed were on the streets and the migrant workers were on the road, she left her studio to document the new realities of American life. The photographs she made for the state and federal government during the 1930s have become universally recognized symbols of that difficult era. This exhibition will not only present some of the best of her work for the Farm Security Administration, but will include earlier work made on the pueblos of New Mexico, post-World War II pictures made in Utahs Mormon communities for Life magazine, images from her later travels in Egypt and the Far East, and photographs of her family made at home in Berkeley. This show of approximately 85 prints, ranging across Langes career from the 1920s to the 1960s, is selected primarily from the Gettys permanent collection.
The Grapes of Wrath: Horace Bristols California Photographs
October 15, 2002-February 9, 2003
Born and raised in California, Horace Bristol (1908-1997) began his career as a freelance photographer in San Francisco in the late 1920s. By the mid-1940s, he had established himself as a leading documentary photographer for magazines such as Life, Fortune, and Time. Influenced by the social documentary work of Dorothea Lange, Bristol proposed a picture story for Life in 1937 on Dust Bowl migrants and their daily struggles in Californias Central Valley. This exhibition features the series he later called The Grapes of Wrath. Drawn mainly from the Gettys holdings, the show will include approximately 35 pictures.
The Medieval Bestseller: Illuminated Books of Hours
October 29, 2002-January 19, 2003
Manuscript books of hours, private devotional books containing prayers addressed to the Virgin Mary, were the bestsellers of the late Middle Ages, and their pages were illuminated by some of the most accomplished artists of the period. This exhibition explores the illuminated book of hours and its precursors through 21 manuscripts from France, Italy, Flanders, and Holland dating from the 12th to the 16th century, all drawn from the Museums permanent collection. Among the artists represented are Jean Fouquet, Jean Bourdichon, and Taddeo Crivelli.
Landscapes of Myth
November 5, 2002-February 2, 2003
At the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery
This exhibition focuses on 15th- to 19th-century illustrations of sites that are legendary settings in Greek mythology. Travelers often used classical literature as a guide to rediscovering the remains of ancient Greece. Others set out to observe the actual placeits geography, climate, and customsin order to experience more immediately the poetry of the ancient texts. Through paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, maps, and photographs from the Getty collections, the exhibition pairs familiar stories of Greek deities and mortals with lesser known images of the places where they were believed to have occurred, including Athens, Ithaka, Eleusis, Argos, Knossos, Thebes, Troy, and other landscapes of myth.
Mise-en-Page: Placement on the Page (working title)
December 17, 2002-March 9, 2003
Mise-en-page, French for placement on the page, designates one of the most highly prized aesthetic qualities of old master drawings. Draftsmen developed a keen eye for leaving evocative areas of blank space around the forms. They also exploited the tantalizing, ambiguous spatiality of the paper as both a two-dimensional surface and a medium used to suggest indeterminate depth. This exhibition explores the nature of draftsmanship from an aesthetic point of view and in works from the Getty collections, and highlights some of the essential and unique traits of Western drawing as it developed over five centuries.
Bill Viola: The Passions and Five Angels (working title)
January 28-April 27, 2003
In The Passions, the celebrated video artist Bill Viola explores how changing facial expression and body language express emotional states using flat-screen monitors of various sizes, some resembling portable altarpieces of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. After filming the actors at very high speeds, Viola replays the action in extreme slow motion, with riveting results. The artist participated in the 1997-1998 Scholar Year at the Getty Research Institute focusing on representation of the human passions. Five Angels is a recent video/sound installation of the kind that made Viola famous; it has tremendous symbolic and emotional power.
Surrealist Muse: Lee Miller, Roland Penrose, and Man Ray , 1925-1945
February 25, 2003-June 15, 2003
This exhibition focuses on Lee Miller (American, 1907-1977) in her role as model, source of inspiration for other artists, and as a creative artist working in photography. The show traces Millers life in photographs, paintings, and mixed-media works, from her career as a fashion model in New York in the 1920s to her bohemian life in Europe in the 1930s. During the late 1920s Miller was the subject of photographs by Edward Steichen, George Hyningen-Huene, and others in the New York fashion scene. She became the studio assistant and subject of photographs by Man Ray in Paris between 1929 and 1932, and with him she collaborated in the rediscovery of the solarization process. She also inspired paintings, drawings, mixed-media works and photographs by Man Ray and Roland Penrose, and paintings by Pablo Picasso. Miller also created a significant body of photographs that were informed by the principles of surrealism even when she was working in portraiture, fashion, and journalism.
French Baroque Drawings (working title)
March 25-June 29, 2003
The visual arts flourished in France during the reigns of Louis XIII (1610-1643) and Louis XIV (1643-1710). Encouraged and supported by these kings and their courts, artists not only created some of Frances greatest artwork, but also founded an academy to encourage its most promising young artists to continue the achievements of the French school. This exhibition of drawings showcases this dynamic century of French art and features the Getty collections strong holdings of works from this period in all its variety of styles and subjects. Featured works include landscapes by Jacques Callot and Claude Lorrain, and the classically inspired work of Nicolas Poussin. Also on view for the first time will be recently acquired drawings by Eustache Le Sueur, Pierre Puget, and Charles de La Fosse.
500 Years of Manuscript Illumination (working title)
May 20-September 7, 2003
This exhibition of 24 illuminated manuscripts introduces the different sorts of manuscript books that received lavish embellishment in the Middle Ages and Renaissance through outstanding examples from the Museums permanent collection. It presents a variety of styles and types of manuscript painting produced over the course of about 500 years. Included are private devotional books, religious service books, and books of history and law from throughout Western Europe and the Mediterranean basin dating from the 11th to the 15th century.
The Making of a Medieval Book
May 20-September 7, 2003
This installation explains how illuminated manuscripts were made in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The process begins with the preparation of animal skin to make parchment (or vellum), continues through the writing and painting stages, and ends with the binding of the volume. Several manuscripts in the Museums collection are on view, illustrating the materials and techniques of medieval manuscript production.
Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe, 1467-1561
June 17-September 7, 2003
This exhibition of over 130 works of art focuses on the finest and most ambitiously illuminated books produced in Flanders (southern Netherlands and northern France) between 1467 and 1561, beginning with the reign of the Burgundian duke Charles the Bold, continuing through the reign of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and ending with the death of the artist Simon Bening. As the first comprehensive view of this great epoch in Flemish illumination, the exhibitionwhich includes illuminated manuscripts and leaves from manuscripts, panel paintings, and drawingscenters on the art and careers of the most important artists, such as Simon Marmion, The Master of Mary of Burgundy, Gerard Horenbout, and Simon Bening. The show examines the degree to which the innovative style of these remarkable books decoration, the naturalism of their miniatures, and the illusion created by their floral-pattern borders came to be identified with Flemish glory and Hapsburg power. Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and The British Library, Illuminating the Renaissance will be on view at the Royal Academy of Arts from November 25, 2003 to February 22, 2004.
Points of Synthesis: Photographs by Edmund Teske
July 1-October 5, 2003
This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of the photographs of Edmund Teske (1911-96) surveying the entire range of his career. An artist driven by pure imagination, Teske created a diverse body of work over a 60-year period that explored the expressive and emotional potential of the medium. His photographs reflect an intensely personal vision and address intimate issues of autobiography in a frankly romantic fashion. An alchemist in the darkroom, Teskes enthusiasm for experimentation and his sophisticated embrace of solarization and composite printingsometimes combining images from different periods in a single finished workliberated a generation of younger American photographers who sought ways to break away from established photographic procedures. Born and bred in Chicago, Teske moved to Los Angeles in 1943, where he maintained a deep involvement with the citys community of artists for more than 50 years. The exhibition will be comprised of approximately 115 photographs, the majority never before published or exhibited. Included will be exquisitely crafted contact prints from the 1930s, revealing Teskes origins as a social documentarian; richly evocative figure studies and rhapsodies on nature; views of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture; studies in abstraction; and portraits of Hollywood actors and musicians.
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Museum conserves 17th-century masterpiece
As part of its continuing collaborative program of providing restoration work to other institutions, the paintings conservation department at the J. Paul Getty Museum has recently completed treatment of an important yet little-known work by Mattia Preti. The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew was painted in Naples around 1650. In the early 19th century, King Francis of the Two Sicilies made a gift of the picture to the Saint Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, Kentucky, where it remains to this day. After suffering many years of neglect and misguided restorations (including complete over-painting of the surface in the 1950s), the picture was sent to the Getty for study and development of a plan for treatment. Two years of difficult work have restored the picture, and the exceptional character and quality of the original handling is once again visible. The painting will be on view at the Getty until July 2002. It will be returned to Bardstown in time for re-consecration of the Proto-Cathedral as a Basilica in August of this year.
June launch planned for a major online conservation resource
The Getty Conservation Institute, in association with the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), is bringing Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts to the World Wide Web as a free service to the international conservation community. When it is publicly launched on June 8, 2002, AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature (aata.getty.edu/conservation) will offer all 36 volumes of Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts and its predecessor, IIC Abstracts, published between 1955 and the present. By year end, abstracts from the 20 AATA special supplements and almost 2,000 abstracts published between 1932 and 1955 by the Fogg Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art will be included as well. Ultimately, more than 100,000 abstracts related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage will be accessible in AATA Online. New abstracts will be added quarterly, as AATA staff work with subject editors and volunteer abstractors to expand the breadth, depth, and currency of coverage.
Latin American Consortiums emergency preparedness group to meet in Santiago, Chile
As part of the Getty Conservation Institutes Latin American Consortium projectfocused on the enhancement of preventive conservation in Latin America by increasing educators access to teaching resources, information, and expertiseInstitute staff and members of the Consortiums emergency preparedness working group will meet in Santiago, Chile, June 17 through 20, 2002 to discuss ongoing emergency preparedness training activities and to determine future areas of work. The emergency preparedness group, which includes cultural property professionals from Chile, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, and Cuba, seeks to develop didactic materials and to create and maintain a network of emergency preparedness instructors throughout Latin America.
Mosaics maintenance training in Tunisia to continue
The Conservation Institute, as part of its international Mosaics in Situ project, is working with the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP) in Tunisia to implement practical training in the care and maintenance of in situ archaeological mosaics. Beginning in May 2002, six technicians from the INP who participated in last Octobers training initiative at the site of Utica will continue their supervised practical experience in recording and condition assessment of mosaics, and in planning and executing maintenance treatments utilizing lime-based mortars with a five-week training campaign at the Roman site of Thububo Majus. This campaign is part of a national strategy to create teams of maintenance technicians to work on mosaics at sites in different regions of the country.
Mosaics meeting to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus
In June 2002, the Getty Conservation Institute will convene a four-day meeting of mosaic conservation professionals in Nicosia, Cyprus, as part of its Mosaics in Situ project to address important issues related to the conservation and management of ancient mosaic pavements in situ. Hosted by the University of Cyprus, the aim of the meeting is to identify the principal needs of the field in terms of research and application, and to develop strategies to address those needs at various levelsfrom the individual mosaic to the site as a whole, and at a regional or national level.
New Preserve L.A. Grants Announced
The Getty recently awarded nearly $1.3 million in grants to support the preservation of historic buildings and sites in Los Angeles County as part of its Preserve L.A. initiative. Currently in its second cycle, the initiative provides funds to conserve landmark buildings of architectural, cultural, and historical significance. The 2002 grantees, which include the 19th-century landmark Far East Building in Little Tokyo, Frank Lloyd Wrights Ennis House, and the Rose Garden at Exposition Park, represent the broad array of structures and sites that have shaped the unique cultural heritage of Los Angeles County, including museums, places of worship, and historical residences that have played pivotal roles in defining the identities of local communitiesfrom San Fernando to San Pedro to the San Gabriel Valley to Los Feliz. The next Preserve LA application deadline is August 20, 2002. The Getty will host a free workshop for potential applicants to help guide them through the application process. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at the Getty Center. A list of grant recipients, application forms, and additional information is available online at www.getty.edu/grants.
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Getty and Los Angeles County partner on summer internship program
In the third year of a partnership creating the nation's largest arts internship program, the Getty and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission have jointly awarded more than $1.1 million to support 284 visual, performing, and literary arts internships throughout Los Angeles this summer. By providing firsthand experience working in arts organizations, the internships introduce students of diverse backgrounds to the wide range of career possibilities in cultural organizations. This summer also marks the ten-year anniversary of the Getty program, which has provided over $4.1 million to support nearly 1,200 internships since its inception in 1993. Information on participating organizations is available online at www.getty.edu/grants.
UC Press receives grant for American art series
The Regents of the University of California have been awarded a Getty grant of $230,000 to support the development of 13 books on American art history to be published by the University of California Press. In recent years, the University of California Press has expanded its art book list and increased its commitment to the discipline of American art history. Funding from the Getty Grant Program will be used to help defray various publication costs for books that range in subject matter from surveys of individual artists, such as Winslow Homer and Charles Wilson Peale, to broader cultural studies on such topics as contemporary Asian-American art and 19th-century painters and photographers at Yosemite.
Grant supports catalogue of Huntington Librarys French art collection
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California recently received a grant of $200,000 to support the cataloguing of its collection of French art from 1680 to 1800. The collection contains almost 300 items, including painting, sculpture, furniture, porcelain, tapestries, and carpets. The Huntingtons French collection is far less well known than other aspects of the art collection, and grant funds will be used to assemble a team of international experts to prepare a scholarly catalogue that will be accessible to the general public as well as to scholars of French art and culture.
Netherlands Architecture Institute receives archival grant
The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) has received a grant of 200,000 Euros ($175,805 USD) for the arrangement and description of the Pierre Cuypers archive. Cuypers is considered the most significant Dutch architect of the 19th century; he was responsible for both the Central Station and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The Cuypers archive at the NAI is by far the largest and richest 19th-century office archive still in existence, containing more than 6,000 drawings for one project alone (the De Haar Castle). The grants will enable the NAI to arrange and describe the materials in the archive and to reconstruct the original sequences of the project documents. Such efforts will lead to an accurate inventory of the Cuypers archive, which serves as a critical resource in the extensive rebuilding and restoration being planned for the Rijksmuseum and De Haar Castle.
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GETTY IN PRINT
Publications can be ordered through the Getty Publications online catalog at www.getty.edu or by calling 800-223-3431. For review copies, contact Getty Publications at 310-440-6795 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following publications are new this summer:
New in June
The Archaeology of Colonialism
Edited by Claire L. Lyons and John K. Papadopoulos
This book demonstrates how artifacts are not only the residue of social interaction, but also instrumental in shaping identities and communities.
Getty Research Institute, Issues & Debates series, $39.95 paperback
New in July
El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles
Jean Bruce Poole and Tevvy Ball
Combining engaging text with historical paintings, archival photographs, and new photography, this publication creates a vivid portrait of the Pueblos history and heritage.
Getty Conservation Institute in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum, Conservation and Cultural Heritage series, $24.95 paperback
New in August
In Focus: William Henry Fox Talbot
Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum
This volume presents a selection of photographs by the scientist, mathematician, author, artist, and inventor of photography as we know it.
J. Paul Getty Museum, In Focus series, $17.50 paperback
New in August
Introduction to Art Image Access: Tools, Standards, and Strategies
Edited by Murtha Baca
This publication addresses the issues that underlie the intellectual process of documenting a visual collection to make it accessible in an electronic environment.
Getty Research Institute, Introduction To series, $19.95 paperback
New in August
The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection
This handbook presents nearly 200 of the Museums most important pieces, including J. Paul Gettys prized possession, the Lansdowne Herakles.
J. Paul Getty Museum, $22.95 hardcover, $14.95 paperback
New in August
James Ensor: Christs Entry into Brussels in 1889
Patricia G. Berman
This new publication examines the dazzling, innovative painting in light of Belgiums rich artistic, social, political, and theological debates of the late 19th century, and in the context of Ensors career.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Museum Studies on Art series, $17.95 paperback
New in August
Observations on the Letter of Monsieur Mariette with Thoughts on Architecture, and a Preface to a New Treatise on the Introduction and Progress of the Fine Arts in Europe in Ancient Times
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Introduction by John Wilton-Ely
Translation by Caroline Beamish and David Britt
This edition of the three-part polemical masterpiece is the first installment in a trilogy of Texts & Documents volumes presenting key sources in the 18th-century Graeco-Roman debate.
Getty Research Institute, Texts & Documents series, $35.00 paperback
New in August
Understanding Greek Vases: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques
Andrew J. Clark, Maya Elston, and Mary Louise Hart
This indispensable guide is designed for students, scholars, and anyone wishing to obtain a greater understanding and enjoyment of Greek ceramics.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Looking At series, $14.95 paperback
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The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that features the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.
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The J. Paul Getty Museum collects in seven distinct areas, including Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts, and European and American photographs. The Museum's mission is to make the collection meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by presenting and interpreting the works of art through educational programs, special exhibitions, publications, conservation, and research.