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Jackson Pollock's Mural: Transition, Context, Afterlife
May 6, 2014
Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center

Residential Course
Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography
July 14–August 1, 2014
The Getty Research Institute, The Getty Center

Upcoming Exhibitions

No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station
May 2–August 10, 2014
Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library

Los Angeles Union Station is a celebrated architectural icon and a symbol of the city's early-20th-century aspirations. Completed in 1939, Union Station centralized rail travel in Los Angeles and, before the rise of air and automobile travel, was the primary gateway into the city. More than a historic artifact, it is now the vibrant centerpiece of the region's evolving transportation network.

Organized by the Getty Research Institute, the exhibition features beautifully rendered architectural drawings, photographs, and other archival material that illuminate the contentious 30-year process of creating the station's eclectic, distinctly Southern Californian architecture.

This exhibition will be on view at the Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library.

Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films
May 27–October 12, 2014
Getty Research Institute Galleries I and II

Dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer Yvonne Rainer is one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years, not only in the fields of dance and cinema but in other artistic movements such as minimalism, conceptual art, feminist art, and postmodernism.

Drawn from Rainer's archive at the Getty Research Institute, this exhibition surveys her major dance, film, and performance works through a lively array of photographs, scores, journals, ephemera, and audiovisual presentations.

World War I: War of Images, Images of War
November 25, 2014–April 19, 2015
Getty Research Institute Galleries I and II

World War I: War of Images, Images of War looks back, one hundred years later, on the art and visual culture of the First World War. This was a war of unprecedented mechanized slaughter, but it was also a conflict over the cultural dominance and direction of Europe.

The exhibition demonstrates the distinctive ways in which each combatant nation utilized visual culture to help defeat its enemies and shows how artists developed their own visual language to convey and cope with the gruesome horrors they witnessed. Drawing principally from the Getty Research Institute's collections, World War I: War of Images, Images of War features a range of satirical journals, rare books, and prints, as well as firsthand accounts such as a war diary, correspondence from the front, "trench art" made by soldiers, and interviews with veterans, all of which capture the trauma of this first modern war.