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Page from painting stock book 6: 12653–15139 (detail), M. Knoedler & Co., 1911–20. The Getty Research Institute, 2012.M.54


  Page from painting stock book 6: 12653–15139, M. Knoedler & Co., 1911–20. The Getty Research Institute, 2012.M.54

Knoedler Gallery Archive Stock Books Now Available Online

The GRI has launched an expanded dealer stock book database that provides free online access to almost 24,000 records created from the Knoedler Gallery painting stock books. Books 1 through 6, dating from 1872 to 1920, are available now; books 7 through 11 will be added soon. The Knoedler Gallery was a central force in the evolution of an art market in the U.S.

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  Julius Shulman's darkroom, 1973. Photo: Julius Shulman. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.R.10

Getty Becomes Content Hub for the Digital Public Library of America

The GRI has established the Getty as a content hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), contributing over 100,000 records for digital images and texts, including photographs by Julius Shulman and J. Paul Getty's diaries. The DPLA offers free access to more than 7 million digitized items from American libraries, archives, and museums. The Smithsonian Institution and the New York Public Library are also content hubs for the DPLA.

Read about the relationship between the GRI and the DPLA.

Explore the GRI's content at the DPLA.


  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

Closing October 12, 2014 | The Getty Center
Artist, filmmaker, and choreographer Yvonne Rainer first came to prominence for work that denied the theatricality of modern dance and came across as detached, cerebral, and spare. Over the last five decades, her voice has shifted to become more personal, political, and provocative. This exhibition showcases Rainer's range and includes a complete retrospective of her films.

Experts lead gallery tours Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. through October 9.

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Learn about the upcoming performances of Rainer's work at the Getty Center.


  Assisted Living: Do you have any money?, Yvonne Rainer, 2013. Photo: Ian Douglas

Yvonne Rainer: Two Works

Performance | October 3 and 4, 2014 | 7:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
In 2000, Yvonne Rainer returned to choreography after 25 years of filmmaking. Co-commissioned by the Getty and Performa, Rainer's newest in-progress work, The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?, looks at aging and mortality, and features readings by Rainer and her dancers interwoven throughout the performance. Presented with another recent piece, Assisted Living: Do you have any money?, this event complements the GRI exhibition, Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films.

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Read a dancer's perspective on performing Yvonne Rainer's choreography.

Find out more about the exhibition, which closes October 12, 2014.

  Agony—The famous "Laocoon," Vatican Gallery, Rome (detail), Underwood & Underwood, ca. 1900. From Stereographic Views of Italy. The Getty Research Institute, 96.R.28

Photography and Sculpture: The Art Object in Reproduction

Symposium | October 25, 2014 | 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
How does photography transform and mediate our encounters with objects? How have photographs of sculptures affected art historical narratives? Participants in this symposium explore the material, procedural, and historical tensions between the two mediums and present papers that include the fields of art history, architecture, anthropology, film, new media, archaeology, the history of collecting, and museum display.

See the list of participants and reserve a free ticket to the symposium.


  Barbara T. Smith with her work Field Piece at Cirrus Gallery in Los Angeles (detail), 1971. The Getty Research Institute, 2006.M.14

Barbara T. Smith Archive

Barbara T. Smith has been at the forefront of feminist and performance art in Southern California for over 50 years. Her work strikes at the core of human nature and often touches on topics of sexuality, death, and physical and spiritual sustenance. This archive contains documentation of her infamous 1973 performance, Feed Me, as well as many other prints, drawings, sketchbooks, and audio and videotapes.

Find out more about the archive.


  Six images from The Black Triangle project, Lewis Baltz, ca. 1995. © Lewis Baltz. The Getty Research Institute, 2013.M.31

Lewis Baltz Archive

Finding Aid
American photographer Lewis Baltz is one of the key figures in the New Topographic Movement of the late 1970s, pioneering an approach to photography that refused to glorify industrial processes and instead revealed landscapes blighted by development. This collection spans Baltz's entire career, from the black-and-white Prototype Works of the 1960s to color projects like Aqua Alta and It's a Wonderful Life.

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