August 13, 2013 |
The Getty is making a wide selection of art-related images in its digital database available for public use and at no cost. The announcement, which was made on Monday, is part of a Getty-wide move toward open content, according to James Cuno, the organization's president and chief executive officer. Images that fall under the new unrestricted-use guidelines either belong to the Getty or are already in the public domain. Previously, the J. Paul Getty Museum made images available upon request and for a fee, with certain restrictions.
August 8, 2013
If you happen to be at the Getty Center on Friday night or Saturday afternoon, you might bump into Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger playing a pop-up recital. (Times and places will not be announced.) Reijseger embodies the range of his country's forward musical thinking, which means a forward approach to old music as well as new. This kind of building bridges over musical canals is also what Reijseger does in the music he has also contributed to filmmaker Werner Herzog's new video installation, "Hearsay of the Soul.
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August 5, 2013 |
Under a brilliant white canopy, mayors from dozens of Los Angeles County cities gathered on the back lawn at Getty House on Monday to talk about public safety, traffic congestion, job creation and how they can better work together to tackle problems. New Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti invited mayors from the 87 other cities in the county to his ceremonial residence, and 63 (including representatives of mayors) showed up. Garcetti said he planned to make such informal get-togethers a regular occurrence during his administration.
July 18, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. Please see below for details . The British government is once more trying to frustrate a major art purchase by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this time “Rembrandt Laughing,” a self-portrait from around 1628 in which the artist painted a young and atypically lighthearted vision of himself. Under British law, foreigners who buy art that's more than 50 years old and ensconced on U.K. soil can see their purchases vetoed if two conditions are met. First, cultural authorities must deem the work to be of “special significance.” Second, a British institution must step forward to match the selling price -- in this case about $25.1 million -- to acquire it from its owner in the foreign buyer's stead.
July 17, 2013 |
Brent Goldman took advantage of the lighting at sunset as made this portrait of Jenny Woo while she sketched the Getty Center on Saturday. Goldman used a Nikon D800 to make the image. Follow Armand Emamdjomeh on Twitter or Google+ . Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
July 13, 2013 |
Relations between Italy and Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum seemed to be smoothing when Sicily lent the museum antiquities for a major exhibition, "Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome. " The show of more than 100 ancient treasures opened April 3 at the Getty Villa and was to move to the Cleveland Museum of Art in late September, with the two museums sharing exhibition costs. Then Sicily called. It wanted its art back. The absence of the antiquities was hurting Sicily's tourism dollars.
July 12, 2013 |
Sicily wants its art back, and the demand -- which the J. Paul Getty Museum said it would honor -- would leave the museum on the hook for an extra $300,000. A major exhibition of antiquities, “Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome,” is at the center of an international art mishap. The show of more than 100 ancient treasures that opened April 3 at the Getty Villa was to move to the Cleveland Museum of Art in late September, with the two museums sharing exhibition costs.
July 12, 2013 |
What makes an L.A. house an L.A. house? That question -- a more slippery one than it might appear -- is the driving force behind “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,” an exhibition running through Friday at Cal Poly Pomona as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents architecture series. The single-family house, of course, has always been more than just a building type for the architects, builders, promoters and mythmakers of Los Angeles.
July 11, 2013 |
Right now the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the city's Museum of Contemporary Art are holding a pair of highly unusual solo exhibitions. At LACMA, a survey of sculptural environments made since the 1960s by James Turrell to explore human perception has resulted in a show that is on view for more than 10 months - two or three times longer than the typical museum retrospective. Meanwhile, a mid-career survey of sculpture by Urs Fischer occupies about half of MOCA's Grand Avenue exhibition space, plus most of the museum's Geffen warehouse in Little Tokyo - the first time both buildings have been turned over to a living artist since the museum opened a quarter-century ago. Though the duration and size of these two shows might be extremely unusual, another aspect of them is disappointingly routine: Both artists are men. LACMA and MOCA have recently been giving short shrift to solo exhibitions of art made by women.
July 10, 2013 |
One of my favorite Los Angeles independent presses is BüK - an imprint built around the elegant idea of the pamphlet. Beginning in 2005, BüK co-founders Lisa Lyons (a former Lannan Foundation and Getty Trust curator) and Gary Kornblau (former publisher of the iconic 1990s magazine Art issues) have issued small books individually and in curated sets of six, offering a reading experience that is diverse, intelligent and unpredictable, while also being digestible in a single sitting.