Exhibitions at the Getty

A Look Ahead

Updated Jan 2018

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Portrait of Gabriel Bernard de Rieux, 1739-1741, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour (French, 1704 - 1788). Pastel and gouache on paper mounted on canvas. 200.7 × 149.9 cm (79 × 59 in.). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Valerie Tate | (310) 440 -6861 | vtate@getty.edu
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Footed Fan-shaped Box, artist unknown. Edo period, late 17th – mid-18th century, Lacquer. Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Thierry Ollivier. © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY.

A Queen's Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer

Jan 23, 2018-Jan 06, 2019

A Queen's Treasure brings to the Getty precious examples of Japanese lacquer from the personal collection of the French queen Marie-Antoinette (1755–1793). Her collection of small lacquer boxes was one of the finest assembled in Europe, and she considered them to be among her most cherished possessions. The elaborate and costly works reveal a fascinating example of the queen's sophisticated taste and demonstrate the consistent level of achievement attained by Japanese lacquer artists during the mid-Edo period (about 1681–1764) when these pieces were created.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Amy Hood | 310 440-6427 | ahood@getty.edu
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Models, 2016, Matt Lips (American, born 1975). Pigment print. Framed: 182.9 × 137.2 cm (72 × 54 in.). Lent by Bruce and Sharyn Charnas. © Matt Lipps

Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography

Feb 27, 2018-May 27, 2018

Interaction with paper plays an integral role in the practice of many photographers working today. Some create paper models with images gleaned from current events, popular magazines, or the internet for the express purpose of photographing them. Others cut, layer, fold, and/or assemble representational photographs to introduce tactile or narrative elements. The exhibition features works by Thomas Demand, Christiane Feser, Daniel Gordon, Soo Kim, Matt Lipps, and Christopher Russell.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | (310) 440-6473 | asivak@getty.edu
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Shah Jahan Accepts a Falcon from Darah Shikoh, about 1630, Govardhan (Indian (Mughal), active 1596 - about 1645). Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Unframed: 29 × 19.8 cm (11 7/16 × 7 13/16 in.). The San Diego Museum of Art, Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, 1990.347. San Diego Museum of Art, USA / Bridgeman Images

Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India

Mar 13, 2018-Jun 14, 2018

One of the most intriguing series in Rembrandt's oeuvre comprises his drawings made in the style of artists serving the Mughal court in India. Juxtaposing Rembrandt's depictions of Mughal rulers and courtiers with Indian paintings and drawings of similar compositions, this exhibition reveals how contact with Mughal art inspired Rembrandt to draw in an entirely different, refined style prompted by his curiosity for a foreign culture.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Valerie Tate | (310) 440 -6861 | vtate@getty.edu
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Ring with portrait of a Ptolemy wearing the Egyptian double crown, about 186 - 145 B.C., gold. Musée du Louvre. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. Photo: Hervé Lewandowski.

Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World

Mar 27, 2018-Sep 09, 2018

This major exhibition explores the artistic interplay between the three great cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Rome from about 2000 BC to AD 300. Highlights include finely crafted vessels sent by Egypt’s pharaohs to Crete and Mycenae, Egyptian statues that served as inspiration for the first Greek sculptors, striking portraits blending Egyptian and classical styles, and luxurious objects made for wealthy Romans obsessed with all things Egyptian.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Media Contact: Amy Hood | 310 440-6427 | ahood@getty.edu
Media Contact: Desiree Zenowich | (310) 440-7304 | dzenowich@getty.edu
PALMYRA THUMB

The Beauty of Palmyra, 190–210. Palmyran. Limestone. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance

Apr 18, 2018-May 27, 2019

Between the first and third centuries AD, the inhabitants of Palmyra, an ancient Syrian caravan city at the crossroads between the Roman and the Parthian empires, embellished their tombs with distinctive funerary portraits. These vivid likenesses of finely dressed men, women and children, often accompanied by inscriptions naming local families, illuminate cultural exchanges taking place in the eastern Mediterranean. This installation presents sculpture from the collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen on long-term loan to the Getty alongside historical engravings and photographs from the Getty Research Institute.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Media Contact: Desiree Zenowich | (310) 440-7304 | dzenowich@getty.edu
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Play-Doh (detail), 1994–2014, Jeff Koons. Polychromed aluminum. © Jeff Koons

Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists' Visions

Apr 18, 2018-Sep 03, 2018

Plato is one of the founding figures of Western civilization. His legacy encompasses ethics, politics, theology, and poetics. In this exhibition at the Getty Villa, a museum exploring classical art and culture, some of today's most celebrated artists consider Plato's impact on the contemporary world. In the form of sculptures, paintings, drawings, and large-scale installations, they respond to his contribution to philosophy—from defining the ideal to understanding the human condition—while fostering the ultimate Platonic experience: contemplation.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Media Contact: Desiree Zenowich | (310) 440-7304 | dzenowich@getty.edu
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Iskandar Finds Khizr and Ilyas at the Fountain of Immortality, Page from a Manuscript of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami (Iskandarnama or "Book of Alexander"), about 1485 - 149. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Unframed: 22.5 × 15.2 cm (8 7/8 × 6 in.). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, Gift of Joan Palevsky. Image: www.lacma.org

Pathways to Paradise: Medieval India and Europe

May 01, 2018-Aug 05, 2018

The pages of medieval manuscripts reveal a dynamically interconnected world filled with real and imagined ideas about foreign peoples and places. Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians living across Europe and Asia conceived paradise as a place of perfect harmony, but the path for locating such a site or achieving this state of mind varied between these religions. By exploring the terrestrial and celestial realms, this exhibition highlights the spiritual motivations for creating and owning portable and devotional artworks.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Valerie Tate | (310) 440 -6861 | vtate@getty.edu
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Mary, Milwaukee, WI, 2014, Alec Soth (American, born 1969). Inkjet print. 40.1 × 53.5 cm (15 13/16 × 21 1/16 in.). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Richard Lovett. © Alec Soth/Magnum Photos

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.

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

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1995, 1995. David Sims (British, born 1966). Chromogenic print. 88.9 × 71.1 cm (35 × 28 in.). Courtesy of and © David Sims

Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911–2011

Jun 26, 2018-Oct 21, 2018

This exhibition surveys the rich and varied history of modern fashion photography, exploring the ways in which photographers whose careers have been closely associated with the industry have shaped evolving notions of style and beauty. Drawn from the Getty Museum's permanent collection and supplemented by loans from private and public sources, Icons of Style features more than one hundred-sixty photographs presented alongside a selection of costumes, illustrations, magazine covers, videos, and advertisements.

 

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | (310) 440-6473 | asivak@getty.edu
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Andrea Bowers (American, b. 1965). Labor Is Entitled to All It Creates. Los Angeles: Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 2012. Flyers and printed ephemera, Colby poster stock. Edition of 2. Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute, 3023-849. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. © Andrea Bowers

Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists

Jun 26, 2018-Oct 28, 2018

Artists' books occupy a creative space between traditional books and contemporary works of art, challenging what a book can be. This highly visual and experiential presentation of some of the most lively and surprising works from the Research Institute's extensive collections focuses on artists' books that can be unpacked, unfolded, unfurled, or disassembled. They are made to be displayed on the wall or deployed as sculptures or installations. The exhibition seeks to provoke new inquiry into the nature of art and to highlight the essential role that books play in contemporary culture.

Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Amy Hood | 310 440-6427 | ahood@getty.edu

Masterful Likeness: Dutch Drawings of the Golden Age

Jul 24, 2018-Oct 28, 2018

During the 1600s citizens of the Dutch Republic enjoyed increasing political and religious freedom, economic prosperity, and maritime supremacy which ushered in a tremendous boom in art production. A newly flourishing art market prompted the making of vast quantities of finished drawings. Dutch artists created works on paper that proudly commemorated local citizens, architecture, landscapes, customs, and pastimes. In addition to these specific depictions of Dutch daily life, artists drew generic scenes with a high degree of specificity. By juxtaposing portraits of people and places with more generic types, this exhibition underscores the masterful likeness of the Dutch visual tradition. Drawings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Albert Cuyp, and Hendrick Avercamp will be featured as well as many new acquisitions by Gereard ter Borch, Willem Buytewech, and Esaias van de Velde.

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

In Focus: Mapping Space

Oct 23, 2018-Mar 10, 2019
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | (310) 440-6473 | asivak@getty.edu

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

Nov 16, 2018-Feb 10, 2019
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Media Contact: Alexandria Sivak | (310) 440-6473 | asivak@getty.edu

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