Exhibitions at the Getty

A Look Ahead

Updated Sep 2017

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Current Exhibitions:

The J. Paul Getty Presents Flight of Fancy: The Galle Chandelier

Apr 09, 2019-Apr 19, 2020

This display provides an in-depth look at a French chandelier made by the bronze caster and gilder Gérard-Jean Galle in about 1818-19. Resembling a hot-air balloon, the chandelier is a work of extreme novelty that includes the signs of the zodiac and a glass bowl intended to hold water for small goldfish. Following contemporary taste, Galle adapted motifs found in ancient art to new forms of furniture creating an intriguing object that was thoroughly modern for its time. Curated by Jeffrey Weaver.

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Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | 310.440.6473 | asivak@getty.edu

Getty Museum Presents In Focus: The Camera

Jul 30, 2019-Jan 05, 2020

Once a simple wooden box with a primitive lens and cap for controlling light, the modern camera has undergone enormous change since its invention in the early nineteenth-century. Flexible film stocks, built-in light meters, motor drives, and megapixels are a few of the advancements that have transformed the way this ingenious device captures and preserves a moment in time. This display explores the evolution of the camera through the Museum’s collection of historic cameras and photographs. Curated by Paul Martineau.

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

Upcoming Exhibition:

Getty Museum Exhibition Showcases Never-Before-Seen Photographs

Dec 17, 2019-Mar 08, 2020

Commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Museum’s collection of photographs, this exhibition reveals the breadth and depth of the Getty’s acquisitions through an array of its greatest hidden treasures, none of which have been exhibited at the Getty before. Spanning the history of the medium from its early years to the present day, UNSEEN highlights visual associations between photographs from different times and places to encourage fresh discoveries and underscore a sense of continuity and change within the history of the medium. Curated by James A. Ganz, with Mazie Harris, Virginia Heckert, Karen Hellman, Arpad Kovacs, Amanda Maddox, and Paul Martineau.

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

Getty Museum Presents Museum Acquisitions 2019: Director’s Choice

Dec 20, 2019-Mar 01, 2020

The Getty is renowned for its ambitious collecting. This inaugural exhibition of recent acquisitions by the Getty Museum highlights the most important works of art added to the collection in the past year. Selected by the Museum's director, it includes ancient gems and sculpture; Renaissance and 19th-century paintings; Renaissance sculpture; medieval manuscripts; old-master drawings; and 20th-century and contemporary photography. Curated by Timothy Potts. 

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