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:

Cy Twombly: Making Past Present

Dec 15, 2020-Mar 15, 2021

POSTPONED - American artist Cy Twombly’s engagement with classical Mediterranean culture, especially the art and poetry of ancient Greece and Rome, played a central role in his creative process. This exhibition explores Twombly’s lifelong fascination with the classical world through evocative groupings of his paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture made from the mid-20th to the early 21st century, tracing an imaginative journey of encounters and responses to ancient texts and artifacts. The presentation includes ancient sculpture from the artist’s personal collection, on public display for the first time. Curated by Richard Rand and Scott Allan. 

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

Lost Murals: Renaissance Rome to L.A.

Feb 09, 2021-May 09, 2021

POSTPONED - In Renaissance Rome, the facades of many prominent buildings were painted with spectacular narrative frescoes. Once part of the fabric of the city, only a few now remain. Using works from the Getty collection, including the celebrated “Early Life of Taddeo Zuccaro” series of drawings, the exhibition explores this extraordinary Renaissance phenomenon. Murals continue to feature in our cityscapes today but they remain vulnerable. One gallery highlights the design, painting, and destruction of artist Judy Baca’s 1984 mural, Hitting the Wall, in downtown L.A. Curated by Julian Brooks. 

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