Exhibitions at the Getty

A Look Ahead

Updated Oct 2017

European Painting 1850–1900 Gallery, J. Paul Getty Museum (detail), 1997, Robert Polidori. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist in conjunction with The Lapis Press. © Robert Polidori

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Current Exhibitions:

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Christ Blessing. ca. 1500.Giovanni Bellini. Italian, ca. 1431/36-1516. Tempera, oil, and gold on panel TMS Dimensions Unframed: 59 × 47 cm (23 1/4 × 18 1/2 in.) Framed: 78.7 × 66 × 7.6 cm (31 × 26 × 3 in.) Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

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Saint Jerome, ca.1528 to 1530. Master of the Getty Epistles (French, active about 1520 - about 1549), French. Tempera colors and gold paint on parchment.16.5 × 10.3 cm (6 1/2 × 4 1/16 in.). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig I 15, fol. 1v. Permanent Collection

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Media Contact: Valerie Tate | (310) 440 -6861 | vtate@getty.edu
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Pearblossom Hwy., 11 - 18th April 1986, #2, April 11-18, 1986, David Hockney (British, born 1937). Chromogenic prints mounted on paper honeycomb panel. 181.6 × 271.8 cm (71 1/2 × 107 in.). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles © 1986 David Hockney.

Getty Museum Presents Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney

Jun 27, 2017-Nov 26, 2017

Two-part exhibition at the Getty Center features rarely seen self-portraits and photographs on the occasion of Hockney's 80th birthday

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Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | (310) 440-6473 | asivak@getty.edu
Media Contact: Valerie Tate | (310) 440 -6861 | vtate@getty.edu
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Octopus Frontlet. Moche, 300-600. Gold, chrysocolla, shells. Object: H: 27.9 × W: 43.2 × D: 4.4 cm (11 × 17 × 1 3/4 in.). Museo de la Nación, Ministerio de Cultura del Perú

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Media Contact: Desiree Zenowich | (310) 440-7304 | dzenowich@getty.edu
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Praça Marechal Floriano, Rio-Brasil, 1927. Augusto Malta (Brazilian, 1864-1957). Albumen print. Gilberto Ferrez collection of photographs of nineteenth-century Brazil

Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center
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Sin título (#8) / Untitled (#8), 1993. Graciela Sacco (Argentinian, born 1956). Heliograph print. 71.5 × 45.4 cm (28 1/8 × 17 7/8 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Graciela Sacco

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Objeto ativo (cubo vermelho/branco) / Active Object (Red/white cube), 1962. Willys de Castro (Brazilian, 1926-1988). Oil on canvas on plywood. Object: H: 25 × W: 25 × D: 25 cm (9 7/8 × 9 7/8 × 9 7/8 in.). Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Promised gift to the Museum of Modern Art through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Tomás Orinoco Griffin-Cisneros

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Lion Attacking an Onager (Detail), A.D. 150-200, Hadrumetum, (now Tunisia), stone and glass. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Getty Villa Highlights Mosaics from Archeological Sites across the Roman Empire

Mar 30, 2016-Jan 01, 2018

Roman Mosaics across the Empire

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Media Contact: Desiree Zenowich | (310) 440-7304 | dzenowich@getty.edu

Upcoming Exhibitions:

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Study of a Rearing Horse. ca.1616. Jacques Callot. French, 1592 - 1635. Quill and reed pens and brown ink. 32.4 × 18.4 cm (12 3/4 × 7 1/4 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles TMS Object Status. Permanent Collection

Finding Form

Dec 12, 2017-Feb 11, 2018

Line by line and layer by layer, an artist conjures a three-dimensional world from a two-dimensional sheet of paper. Through an array of media and techniques—hatched ink lines, varying densities of wash, white chalk highlights—these draftsmen generate form, likeness, and depth, yielding an arresting presence. Featuring celebrated masterworks from the 1500s to the 1800s, all from the Getty’s permanent collection, this focused exhibition demonstrates how artists have performed this magic across time and place. Curated by Annie Correll and Julian Brooks.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Valerie Tate | (310) 440 -6861 | vtate@getty.edu
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Boy with a Basket of Fruit, about 1593-94. Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610). Oil on canvas.

Ministero de Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo–Galleria Borghese.

Getty Museum Presents Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese

Nov 21, 2017-Feb 18, 2018
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In Focus: Expressions

May 22, 2018-Oct 07, 2018

The human face has been the subject of fascination for photographers since the medium’s inception. This exhibition includes posed portraits, physiognomic studies, anonymous snapshots, and unsuspecting countenances caught by the camera’s eye, offering a close-up look at the range of human stories that facial expressions—and photographs—can tell.

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Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | (310) 440-6473 | asivak@getty.edu

Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World

Mar 27, 2018-Sep 09, 2018

Egypt, the most ancient of the Mediterranean civilizations, held a great fascination for the Greeks and Romans. This major international loan exhibition explores the artistic interplay between these cultures from the Bronze Age to Roman times (2000 BC–AD 300). The installation includes royal Egyptian stone vessels sent to Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, Archaic Greek pottery and sculpture inspired by Egyptian models, superb portraits in Egyptian and Greek style created during Greek rule in Egypt, and remarkable religious images and luxury goods in made for Roman patrons in Italy.

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Media Contact: Amy Hood | 310 440-6427 | ahood@getty.edu

Paper Promises: Early American Photography

Feb 27, 2018-May 27, 2018

Paper Promises demonstrates the importance of photographic reproduction in shaping and circulating perceptions of America and its people during a critical period of political tension and territorial expansion. The exhibition traces mid-nineteenth-century experimentation with and exploitation of photography on paper, chronicling the ways in which concern about manipulation and duplication of paper photographs became tempered by enthusiasm for the social connectivity they offered. Rare photographs and negatives are featured alongside iconic images from the formative years of photography in the United States. Curated by Mazie Harris.

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Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | (310) 440-6473 | asivak@getty.edu

Outcasts: Prejudice and Persecution in the Medieval World [working title]

Jan 30, 2018-Apr 08, 2018

Medieval manuscripts preserve stories of faith, romance, and knowledge, but their luxurious illuminations can reveal disturbing narratives as well. Often created for the privileged classes, such books nevertheless provide glimpses of the marginalized and powerless and reflect their tenuous place in society. Attitudes toward women, Jews and Muslims, the poor, those perceived as socially divergent, and foreign peoples beyond European borders can be discerned through caricature and polemical imagery as well as marks of erasure and censorship. Curated by Kristen Collins and Bryan C. Keene.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Valerie Tate | (310) 440 -6861 | vtate@getty.edu

Pastels in Pieces

Jan 16, 2018-Jul 29, 2018

European paper was not manufactured in giant sheets until the nineteenth century. Competing with painters who worked on monumental canvases, eighteenth-century pastellists joined together multiple sheets of paper in order to create large, continuous surfaces. The piecing together of pastels, however, also served other purposes, allowing artists to paper over their mistakes or paste the heads of important sitters onto bodies posed by models. Matching each exhibited pastel with a map of its component sheets, this installation encourages visitors to consider how these objects were made. Curated by Emily Beeny.

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Media Contact: Valerie Tate | (310) 440 -6861 | vtate@getty.edu
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European Painting 1850–1900 Gallery, J. Paul Getty Museum (detail), 1997, Robert Polidori. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist in conjunction with The Lapis Press. © Robert Polidori

Robert Polidori: 20 Photographs of the Getty Museum, 1997

Dec 12, 2017-May 06, 2018

Acclaimed photographer Robert Polidori (Canadian-American-French, born 1951), known for his images of architecture and human habitats, created a series of images of the Getty Center shortly before the opening of the multipurpose complex in 1997. Organized to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Center, this exhibition features captivating behind-the-scenes views of the building and the new galleries as objects from J. Paul Getty's painting, sculpture, and decorative arts collections were being installed in the Museum. Curated by Amanda Maddox.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | (310) 440-6473 | asivak@getty.edu

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