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

Getty Museum Presents Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins

Mar 18, 2020-Jul 27, 2020

Mesopotamia—the “land between the rivers” in modern-day Iraq—was home to the ancient Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians. Among their many achievements are the creation of the earliest known script (cuneiform), the formation of the first cities, the development of advanced astronomical and mathematical knowledge, and spectacular artistic and literary achievements. The exhibition covers three millennia from the first cities in about 3200 B.C. to Alexander the Great’s conquest of Babylon in 331 B.C. Curated by Timothy Potts and Ariane Thomas, Musee du Louvre, assisted by Jens Daehner and Sara Cole.  

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

Upcoming Exhibition:

William Blake: Visionary

Jul 21, 2020-Oct 11, 2020

POSTPONED - A remarkable printmaker, painter, and poet, William Blake (1757–1827) developed a wildly unconventional world view, representing universal forces of creation and destruction—physical, psychological, historical—through his own cast of characters. By combining his poetry and images on the page through radical graphic techniques, Blake created some of the most striking and enduring imagery in British art. This major international loan exhibition explores the artist-poet’s imaginative world through his most celebrated works. Curated by Edina Adam and Julian Brooks. 

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

Powder and Light: Late 19th-Century Pastels

Jul 28, 2020-Jan 24, 2021

POSTPONED - In an age of formal experimentation, pastels offered artists a thrilling range of possibilities: an iridescent palette, a diverse array of textures, and a more immediate mode of working than oil paints. Late 19th-century pastellists achieved a range of effects, from the ethereal to the visceral. Tracing the evolution of pastels from Impressionism to Symbolism, this installation presents seldom seen works in the Getty collection by Degas, Redon, and others. Curated by Emily Beeny. 

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