Library Catalog



Barbara T. Smith: The Way to Be
February 28–July 16, 2023

Since the 1960s, Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931) has been at the forefront of artistic movements in California. Her work explores concepts that strike at the core of human nature, including sexuality, technology, and spirituality. This exhibition explores the artist's first 50 years, marked by dramatic personal upheavals as well as the development of her most pioneering works.

Image: The Way to Be, performed at various locations between San Francisco and Seattle, 1972, Barbara T. Smith. Getty Research Institute, 2014.M.14. Photo: Michael Kelley and Ernie Adams

Alfredo Boulton: Looking at Venezuela (1928–1978)
August 29, 2023–January 21, 2024

Alfredo Boulton was one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th century in Latin America and a seminal photographer of the modern period. Through his body of work, Boulton generated a new cultural definition of Venezuela. This exhibition explores Boulton’s photography, his relationships with modern artists, and his influence on the formalization of art history in his country.

Image: Yo/I (detail), 1938, Alfredo Boulton. Getty Research Institute, 2021.M.1


At the Crossroads: Qandahar in Images and Empires

The "Kandahar Album," part of the Getty Research Institute's collections, features the earliest known photographs of the city, taken between 1880 and 1881. At the Crossroads includes a free downloadable publication in English with Dari and Pashto translations as well as an immersive Google Arts & Culture presentation. Created in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation.

Image: No. 1. Tomb of Ahmed Shah, from the Southwest Bastion of the Citadel (detail). 1881. Benjamin Simpson. Kandahār album. Albumen print. Getty Research Institute, 2013.R.5


In-person and online event
Getty Graduate Symposium 2023
February 3, 2023