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

Apr 21, 2021-Aug 16, 2021

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:

Transcending Time: The Medieval Book of Hours

Aug 31, 2021-Feb 20, 2022

Manuscripts known as “books of hours” were among the most widely produced and used during the Middle Ages. These decorated prayer books not only structured time for their readers (over a day, a year, and a lifetime) but their creation reveals an increasing demand for private and personalized Christian devotion. Featuring masterpieces of medieval illumination from the permanent collection, this exhibition offers glimpses into the daily lives of their readers, the material features of luxury manuscripts, and the thriving late medieval book market. 

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

Fluxus Means Change: Jean Brown’s Avant-Garde Archive

Sep 14, 2021-Jan 02, 2022

The Jean Brown Collection of Dada, Surrealism, and Fluxus was one of the first comprehensive collections on twentieth-century art at the Getty Research Institute. From Marcel Duchamp and George Maciunas to the international network of artists with whom she corresponded, this exhibition reveals Jean Brown’s intuitive and innovative collecting strategies as well as the relationships she saw among the works, connecting earlier avant-garde art to Fluxus, artists’ books, mail art, and multiples. 

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