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Una tarde de paseo en La Cañada (An Afternoon Walk in La Cañada) (detail), Frédéric Sorrieu, 1872. The Getty Research Institute, 93-B6826


  Una tarde de paseo en La Cañada (An Afternoon Walk in La Cañada) (detail), Frédéric Sorrieu, 1872. The Getty Research Institute, 93-B6826

The Metropolis in Latin America,

Through January 7, 2018 | The Getty Center
Sociopolitical upheavals and cultural shifts reshaped the architectural landscapes of major Latin American cities from 1830 to 1930. Following liberation from Iberian powers, urban transformations changed key colonial cities into bustling metropolises. During a century of rapid growth, capitals such as Buenos Aires, Havana, and Mexico City saw an emergence of a bourgeois elite, extensive infrastructure projects, and industrialization. These subjects are explored through photographs, prints, plans, and maps on display in The Metropolis in Latin America.

This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

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  Still from Siboney, Joiri Minaya (US/Dominican Republic), 2014/2017

Video Art in Latin America

Through December 16, 2017 | LAXART
Surveying the groundbreaking achievements and important thematic elements of Latin American video art from the 1970s through today, this exhibition features more than 60 works from early experiments produced in Argentina and Brazil to emerging video art movements from Ecuador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica—many of which have never been seen before in the United States. Video Art in Latin America is held at LAXART in Los Angeles, and is curated by Glenn Phillips, head of modern and contemporary collections at the GRI, and Elena Shtromberg, professor of art history at the University of Utah.

This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and is also presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts program.

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  Ruins of the Qutb Mosque, Delhi (detail), Charles Moravia, 1858. J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007.26.204.49

Applications Now Open for the Winter 2018 Getty Consortium Seminar

Graduate students at University of California schools in Southern California and the University of Southern California (USC) are invited to apply to this year's Getty Consortium Seminar investigating the theme "Iconoclasm as Method." Utilizing a vast array of material from collections at the Getty, students examine the inceptions and afterlives of material-cultural interventions throughout history. This seminar is held in conjunction with the 2017/2018 Scholar Year and is accredited for all participants.

Applications for the consortium are due November 1, 2017.

Apply for the Getty Consortium Seminar.

  Graduate intern Annie Correll examines a work from the J. Paul Getty Museum's drawings collection, 2017

Getty Graduate Internship Applications Due November 1

Graduate students who are currently pursuing or have recently completed a relevant graduate degree are invited to apply to the 2018/2019 Getty Graduate Internship program, which provides hands-on experience across the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust. At the GRI, internships are available in collections management, provenance, information systems, curatorial, web and new media development, and publications. Internships last up to 12 months and begin in September 2018.

Applications are due November 1, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. PST.

Learn more and apply online.


  A memorial celebration in the village of Mboh in Oku, Cameroon (detail), 1976. © Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin–Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Photo: Hans-Joachim Koloß

Masks and the Uncanny, in Africa and Beyond

GRI Council Lecture | October 12, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
In this lecture, Z. S. Strother, Riggio Professor of African Art at Columbia University, uses African case studies to offer an alternative vision of masquerading by exploring the aesthetic emotions aroused by "dances of masks": joy, wonder, awe, fear, and the release of laughing out loud. Most of all, Strother investigates the uncanny, or the sensation of "delicious shiveriness" triggered when familiar spaces and individuals become strange and changeable.

This lecture and the accompanying publication (forthcoming) are sponsored by the GRI Council.

Reserve a free ticket.

  Open (Abre) (detail), Augusto de Campos (b. 1931) and Julio Plaza (1938–2003). From Augusto de Campos and Julio Plaza, Poemobiles (São Paulo, 1974). The Getty Research Institute, 92-B21581. Courtesy Augusto de Campos. Courtesy Anabela Plaza

The "Concrete" in Poetry and Art

Conversation | October 17, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Bringing two Getty exhibitions into dialogue, this event explores the subtle relationship between concrete poetry and art, and considers the international movement of concretism with particular emphasis on Brazil. Leading the discussion are Nancy Perloff (curator of the recent GRI exhibition Concrete Poetry) and Zanna Gilbert (co-curator of Making Art Concrete, now on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum), who are joined by Rachel Price, Princeton University professor and author of The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil, and Spain, 1868–1968.

This conversation is held in conjunction with the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

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  Corner of Harald Szeemann's workroom in Maggia, Switzerland, 2010

Szeemann Digital Seminar

The GRI launched the Szeemann Digital Seminar at the end of September, bringing post-graduate and graduate students into global conversation around the collecting and research interests of renowned Swiss curator Harald Szeemann. Using digitized material from the curator's vast archive—acquired by the GRI in 2011—professors and students from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); the University of Chicago; and the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, utilize collaborative tools including Getty Scholars' Workspace™ to analyze and interpret the material. This seminar also provides a critical framework for questions surrounding the integration of technology into the art-historical research process.

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  Model of the Las Flores House, Malibu, California designed in 1960, Frederic P. Lyman, model undated. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.M.31. Gift of Katherine Starke Lyman

Frederic Lyman Papers, 1923–2001

Finding Aid
While architect Frederic Lyman is little known today, he was once deemed one of the most talented architects of his generation, with a practice in Southern California spanning nearly half a century. Lyman's archive—composed of photographs, two models, and drawings, including over 100 richly shaded Prismacolor renderings—records his professional designs and provides a glimpse into his personal passions, which include architectural education and social and environmental activism.

Browse the finding aid.


Teaching and Writing the Art Histories of Latin American Los Angeles

Symposium | October 6, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center


Encounters, Utopias, and Experimentation: From Pre-Columbian Tenochtitlan to Contemporary Buenos Aires

Symposium | November 3–5, 2017 | | The Getty Center


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