Exhibitions at the Getty

A Look Ahead

Updated Sep 2017

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Current Exhibitions:

Magnificent Assyrian Palace Reliefs on View at the Getty Villa

Oct 02, 2019-Sep 05, 2022

Assyrian kings in the ninth to seventh centuries B.C. decorated their palaces with masterful relief sculptures that represent a high point of Mesopotamian art, both for their artistic quality and sophistication and for their vivid depictions of warfare, rituals, mythology, hunting, and other aspects of Assyrian court life. The importance of these ancient treasures has only increased with the recent destruction, by ISIS, of many of the reliefs that remained in Iraq. Curated by Timothy Potts, assisted by Sara Cole. 

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | 310.440.6473 | asivak@getty.edu

Silk and Swan Feathers: A Luxurious 18th-Century Armchair

May 26, 2020-May 30, 2021

POSTPONED - The product of several craftsmen including a joiner (woodworker) and an upholsterer, this extraordinary French armchair embodies the era’s refined sense of comfort and style. Made in Paris for an elite patron, its sumptuous appearance is striking, from its deep, brocaded-silk cushion stuffed with swan and goose feathers to the gold foil on its brass tacks. Despite its fragility, the chair has survived nearly unaltered over the centuries. Curated by Charissa Bremer-David.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | 310.440.6473 | asivak@getty.edu

Upcoming Exhibition:

Eighteenth-Century Pastels

Mar 09, 2021-Aug 05, 2021

POSTPONED - Pastels enjoyed a surge in popularity during the 18th century, when artists like Rosalba Carriera and Jean-Etienne Liotard carried the medium to new heights. Presenting works from the Getty collection by these pastellists and their contemporaries, this installation explores the physical properties of pastels and tells the story of their rising renown across 18th-century Europe. Curated by Emily Beeny. 

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | 310.440.6473 | asivak@getty.edu

In Focus: Writing for the Camera

Mar 16, 2021-Jun 13, 2021

POSTPONED - By definition, the medium of photography—a word that means "light writing"—maintains a close relationship with writing. This one-gallery exhibition, drawn largely from the Getty’s collection, considers how various photographers active since the 1970s have represented the connection between writing and photography in images that showcase the performative nature of these mediums. Curated by Amanda Maddox. 

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | 310.440.6473 | asivak@getty.edu