Exhibitions at the Getty

A Look Ahead

Updated Sep 2017

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Current Exhibitions:

Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance

Apr 18, 2018-May 27, 2019

Between the first and third centuries AD, the inhabitants of Palmyra, an ancient Syrian caravan city at the crossroads between the Roman and the Parthian empires, embellished their tombs with distinctive funerary portraits. These vivid likenesses of finely dressed men, women and children, often accompanied by inscriptions naming local families, illuminate cultural exchanges taking place in the eastern Mediterranean. This installation presents sculpture from the collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen on long-term loan to the Getty alongside historical engravings and photographs from the Getty Research Institute.

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

Eighteenth-Century Pastel Portraits

Aug 28, 2018-Oct 13, 2019

Pastels—dry, satiny colors, manufactured in sticks of every hue—enjoyed a surge in popularity during the eighteenth century, becoming, for a time, the medium of choice for European portraiture. This display of pastels from the permanent collection explores the specific physical properties that made this medium so appealing to eighteenth-century portraitists and their patrons.

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

Upcoming Exhibition:

Getty Museum Presents Mapping Space: Recent Acquisitions in Focus

Feb 26, 2019-Jul 14, 2019

A display of photographs from the Museum’s collection that explore the work of artists who have departed from the traditional rules of landscape composition to document specific geographic locations in new ways.  Uta Barth, Robert Kinmont, Richard Long, Mark Ruwedel, and Wang Jinsong use photography to describe natural and built environments through unspecified modes of measurement and intuitive use of perspective. Influenced by the legacy of Conceptualism, a movement that gained popularity in the 1960s, these works emphasize each maker’s personal relationships with the chosen sites. Curated by Arpad Kovacs.

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

Getty Museum Presents First Major Exhibition of the Work of Oscar G. Rejlander

Mar 12, 2019-Jun 09, 2019

Often referred to as the “father of art photography,” Oscar G. Rejlander has been praised for his early experiments with combination printing; for his collaboration with Charles Darwin; and for his influence on the work of Julia Margaret Cameron and Lewis Carroll. This ground-breaking exhibition is the first major retrospective on Rejlander, highlighting new research and a selection of works brought together for the first time. Curated by Karen Hellman.

 

Organized by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada.

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