February 8, 2007 |
Think of the latest installment of Getty's Selected Shorts as a twist on the cliche that every picture tells a story. The theme for the 16th season of the storytelling series is "Where We Live: Fictions of America," and it focuses on works that spring from any number of this country's multitudinous landscapes.
October 31, 2006 |
John Szarkowski put himself out to pasture in 1991, ending a 29-year career as director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He returned to the art world 14 years later, but as an artist. A retrospective exhibition of his photographs opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005 and traveled to four other museums, including MoMA.
September 8, 2006 |
Admission is still free, but visitors to the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades will shell out an extra dollar for parking at the two cultural institutions when fees go up to $8, beginning Sept. 19. The hike "is basically due to increased costs in running the parking operation," said Getty spokeswoman Julie Jaskol. This is the second fee increase for the Getty Center since it opened in December 1997.
March 14, 2006 |
In an effort to put its rapidly growing photography collection under a bigger, brighter spotlight, the Getty Center in Brentwood will expand its photography exhibition space from 1,700 square feet to 7,000 square feet. The new galleries -- in the West Pavilion, directly below the existing photography galleries -- will be created from space that had been devoted to antiquities while the Getty Villa in Malibu was being remodeled.
February 5, 2006 |
ALMOST nine years and $275 million later, a beautifully refurbished and expanded Getty Villa at the edge of Malibu has reopened to curious visitors. As the nation's only museum devoted solely to the art of Classical antiquity, the Villa is a magnificent gift to the public. Don't expect it to have much discernible impact on the art life of Los Angeles, though. The museum will surely make a difference to scholars and students.
October 14, 2004 |
The Getty Center is packing up its togas and Trojan horses and hitting the road for a free family festival Saturday at Storyopolis. This first-ever "Getty 2 You" event brings elements from the museum's monthly family series to locations around L.A. Storyopolis will transform its store and courtyard area into a Grecian village to showcase the current Getty exhibition "Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood From the Classical Past."