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Pheasant in landscape with castle in background (detail), artist unknown, ca. 1675–1750. The Getty Research Institute, 97.P.7


  Pheasant in landscape with castle in background (detail), artist unknown, ca. 1675–1750. The Getty Research Institute, 97.P.7

New Open Content Images from the GRI

Over 77,000 images from the GRI's Foto Arte Minore Archive and the Tapestries Study Images Collection are now available, free of charge, through the Getty's Open Content Program. The Foto Arte Minore Archive features photographs of Italian art and architecture taken between 1960 and 1988 by German scholar Max Hutzel, while the Tapestries Collection includes images of medieval and modern European and American tapestries.

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  Installation view of FILM at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, Tacita Dean, 2011

2014/15 Scholars Announced

More than 30 scholars from around the world have been selected to participate in the 2014/2015 scholar year, including artist Tacita Dean and curator Lynne Cooke. Scholars will explore the theme Object—Value—Canon with projects such as The Loss of Anthropology: African Art and Its Western Canon and Visibility—The Role of Reproductions in Canonization Processes.

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  Tower, Section XII, with Early Proposal for Finial, Edward Warren Hoak, 1937. The Getty Research Institute, 990035

No Further West:
The Story of Los Angeles Union Station

May 2–August 10, 2014
Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library
Los Angeles Union Station, an architectural icon and symbol of the city's early 20th-century aspirations, turns 75 this year. This exhibition features beautifully rendered architectural drawings, photographs, and other archival material illuminating the landmark's contentious 30-year planning and construction process.

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  Mural (detail), 1943, Jackson Pollock. Oil and casein on canvas. University of Iowa Museum of Art, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6. Reproduced with permission from The University of Iowa

Symposium on Jackson Pollock's Mural

May 6, 2014 | 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
Commissioned in 1943 by art collector Peggy Guggenheim for the entry to her New York City apartment, Jackson Pollock's Mural is considered one of the 20th century's iconic paintings. Join the GRI, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Museum for a day of conversation about the painting's history, its conservation, and its legacy.

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  Yvonne Rainer at rehearsal for Parts of Some Sextets. Photo: Al Giese, 1965. The Getty Research Institute, 2006.M.24

Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films

May 27–October 12, 2014 | The Getty Center
Dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer is one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years. This exhibition surveys Rainer's major works and includes a lively array of photographs, scores, journals, ephemera, and audiovisual presentations drawn from the GRI's Yvonne Rainer Papers.

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Browse the finding aid for the Yvonne Rainer Papers.


  Worker excavating a burial, ca. 1950s. The Getty Research Institute, 2012.M.7. Gifts of Prof. Oleg and Ms. Terri Grabar

New Archive on Islamic Art History

Oleg Grabar Papers, 1898–2009 | Finding Aid
Professor and scholar Oleg Grabar transformed the study of Islamic art history in the United States. This archive includes thousands of Grabar's images, along with notes, archeological reports, unpublished lectures, and other works. It also contains a small amount of material documenting Byzantine art and architecture originally collected by Grabar's father, the noted scholar André Grabar.

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Los Angeles Union Station

Edited by Marlyn Musicant
Designed by John and Donald B. Parkinson, Los Angeles Union Station combines a mythic vision of the city's Spanish heritage with modern and art deco details. Los Angeles Union Station explores the landmark's history, including the civic, financial, and legal battles that surrounded its initial development and construction. This book accompanies the exhibition No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station.

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