For this exhibition, we have opened the vaults to showcase the range and quality of the prints that the Getty Research Institute acquires.
The recent gifts and acquisitions presented in this exhibition include select masterpieces in the history of printmaking, as well as lesser-known works that are technically and thematically fascinating. The selection spans 400 years of printmaking, from the inspired meditations on narrative and perspective by Albrecht Dürer, one of the foremost old-master printmakers, to the modernist experiments by avant-garde artists at the Bauhaus. More than 27,000 prints can be found in the collections of the Getty Research Institute, providing a compelling overview of printmaking techniques and processes.

The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts. Our exhibitions are drawn from our Special Collections. Predominately works on paper, these collections include rare books, prints, photographs, archives, manuscripts, sketchbooks, and albums.