Tag Archives: J. Paul Getty Museum

Taj Mahal, 1862. Photographed by Dr. John Murray.


Getty Museum Acquires Rare Collection of 19th-Century Photographs

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced the acquisition of 39 early French and British architecture and landscape photographs dating between the 1840s through the 1860s, some of the most impressive prints and negatives of their time. The works were previously … Read More


Morning Links: Rare Bernini Bust Edition

The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired a rare Gian Lorenzo Bernini bust. [New York Times]A skyrocketing Swiss franc has made budgeting difficult for buyers at Art Basel. [The Art Newspaper]How Los Angeles museums have been conserving water as the … Read More

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Turner’s Perfect Storm

Lashed to the mast for four hours as the ship heaved and plunged, the artist experienced the violent sea Read More

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Photographer Transforms Crowds into Shadows and Black and White into Color

From St. Petersburg to Havana, Alexey Titarenko knows how to use his illusion Read More


A Cornucopia of Contemporary Still Life

Artists are devising high-tech, high-concept updates to the traditional nature morte
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Costume Drama: Rubens and Korea

A mysterious drawing inspires a show at the Getty Read More

Looking at Art
Devorah Sperber, After Vermeer 2, detail view, 2006, 5,024 spools of thread, stainless-steel ball chain and hanging apparatus, clear acrylic viewing sphere, metal stand. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

Girl with a Hoop Earring: Fun with Vermeer

Two beloved Vermeers have left Holland for a stint in the U.S. They’ll find their descendants stripped by Dalí, bedecked in toilet-paper rolls, and reincarnated by Cindy Sherman Read More

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Everyone’s a critic–or a curator

The duchess, Pompeiians, activists, Oscars, Aaron Swartz, Shepard Fairey and more in links from around the Web Read More

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Marcel Dzama. Welcome to the land of the bat, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York.

Skeletons Out of the Closet

A survey of museum tours celebrating Halloween, Day of the Dead, and more Read More