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Getty to Showcase Newly Acquired Trailblazers – ARTnews.com

Later this month, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles will mount an exhibition featuring 20 of its latest acquisitions, culled from a large cache of purchases made during the pandemic. Opening on December 14 at the institution’s Getty Center location, “Acquisitions 2021: Collecting for the Museum” will feature works spanning the Getty’s six collecting categories of painting, drawing, photography, antiquities, decorative arts, and manuscripts. ...

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Getty Museum Acquires Gustave Caillebotte for $53 M. – ARTnews.com

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles acquired Gustave Caillebotte’s Jeune homme à sa fenêtre (Young Man at His Window, 1876), for $53 million on Thursday evening during a sale of Impressionist art from at Christie’s. In a statement following the sale, Scott Allan, curator of paintings at the Getty Museum, called the work a “masterpiece.” The result set a new record for the French ...

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Wupatki National Monument Receives $1.3 M. from Getty Foundation – ARTnews.com

The Wupatki National Monument in Arizona, a rich repository of archaeological history and the ancestral homestead of several Southwestern Indigenous tribes, will soon be the focus of a major preservation project. The Los Angeles-based Getty Foundation has announced a $1.3 million grant awarded to the Center for Architectural Conservation at the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design, which is tasked with developing ...

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Getty Museum Acquires Labille-Guiard at Christie’s Women Artists Sale – ARTnews.com

Last week in Paris, Christie’s auction “Women in Art,” the house’s first-ever sale dedicated solely to female artists, attracted a big buyer: Los Angeles’s Getty Museum, which purchased Adélaïde Labille-Guiard’s pastel Portrait of Madame Charles Mitoire with Her Children (1783) for a record-setting sum of $764,000. Competing for the work against three clients on the phone, one absentee bidder, and two others present in ...

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Los Angeles City, Getty to Preserve Historic African American Sites – ARTnews.com

As cities across the country reckon with the ways in which the contributions of Black people have long been under-recognized, the Getty will partner with the city of Los Angeles to identify and preserve places that illustrate how African Americans have been integral to L.A.’s history. Of the city’s 1,200 designated local landmarks, only 3 percent (about 36 places) can be linked to African ...

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Across the sea: Getty grant to aid emerging art historians

By Jennifer Micale March 16, 2021 From Tanzania to India, Oman to Malaysia, the Indian Ocean’s blue waters have linked cultures both ancient and modern. “The Indian Ocean connected people for centuries, long before Vasco de Gama arrived. It’s all about maritime connections,” explained Professor of Art History Nancy Um, who has dedicated her career to studying the region’s art, architecture and material culture. ...

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Getty Foundation Gives $5 M. for 52 Exhibitions on Art and Science – ARTnews.com

Since its first iteration opened at venues across Southern California in 2011, Pacific Standard Time, a wide-ranging initiative by the Getty Foundation, has come to be seen as a game-changer for helping fund exhibitions devoted to art long under-known by the mainstream. On Wednesday, the public got its first look at what the 2024 edition, “Art x Science x LA,” might offer. The foundation ...

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Q&A with Susan Macdonald, Conservator at the Getty Institute – ARTnews.com

Portrait of Susan MacDonald, Head of the Buildings and Sites Department at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles. Q&A with Susan Macdonald, Head of the Buildings and Sites Department at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles. What were you working on before the Covid-19 shutdown?I was on-site in the Valley of the Queens. We had just begun to work on the tomb of Nefertari—a ...

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