Library Catalog

Sculpting Harmony

Drawn from the extensive Frank O. Gehry Papers at the Getty Research institute, this digital exhibition features more than 150 models, sketches, and archival photographs documenting the development of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 2003, Frank Gehry and Circa Editions. Mixed-media screenprint, 40.6 x 45.7 cm (sheet). Getty Research Institute, 2009.PR.3. © Frank O. Gehry

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

Sidney B. Felsen and Artists at Gemini G.E.L.

Since Sidney B. Felsen co-founded the Los Angeles print workshop Gemini G.E.L. in 1966, he has photographed artists at work—from Robert Rauschenberg to Julie Mehretu—capturing the joys and demands of the creative process. This online exhibition presents a selection from Felsen's archive of some 75,000 images taken over six decades, accompanied by his own words and personal recollections.

Self-portrait with two Ellsworths (detail), 1984, Sidney B. Felsen. Getty Research Institute, 2019.R.41. © J. Paul Getty Trust

Return to Palmyra

Presented in Arabic and English, this project relaunches the Getty Research Institute's online exhibition The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra while newly focusing on the widespread destruction of the site in 2015 and 2017 and the current plight of the Syrian city's inhabitants.

12 Sunsets: Exploring Ed Ruscha's Archive

For the first time, Ed Ruscha's Streets of Los Angeles archive is available through an interactive interface that allows the user to virtually "drive" down LA's iconic streets as Ruscha captured them over five decades.

From Sunset Blvd. shoot (detail), Ed Ruscha, 1966. Streets of Los Angeles Archive. The Getty Research Institute, 2012.M.1. © Ed Ruscha

Bauhaus: Building the New Artist

Considered one of the most influential schools of art and design of the 20th century, the Bauhaus forged a unique educational vision that blended theory with practice. Bauhaus: Building the New Artist offers interactive exercises, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in surprising aspects of Bauhaus curriculum.