Library Catalog



Reinventing the Américas: Construct. Erase. Repeat.
August 23, 2022–January 8, 2023

This exhibition analyzes representations of the Americas that proliferated after the arrival of Europeans to the continents, countering the views of chroniclers, illustrators, and printmakers from the 16th to 19th centuries by offering a multi-perspectival approach.

Image: Columnam à Praefecto prima navigatione locatam venerantur Floridenses (Column in Honor of the First Voyage to Florida) (detail), Jacques de Morgues Le Moyne. Engraving from Jacques de Morgues Le Moyne, Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americæ provincia Gallis acciderunt (Frankfurt, 1591), pl. 8. Getty Research Institute, 87-B24110


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: Pure Food by Barbara T. Smith (detail), 1973. Photo by Tom Horowitz. Getty Research Institute, 2014.M.14. © Barbara T. Smith


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
The Secrets We Keep featuring Roland Betancourt
December 4, 2022

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