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Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre (detail), Robert Nanteuil after Nicolas Mignard, 1661. The Getty Research Institute, 2010.PR.60


  Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre (detail), Robert Nanteuil after Nicolas Mignard, 1661. The Getty Research Institute, 2010.PR.60

A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715

Opens June 16, 2015 | The Getty Center
From grand royal portraits to satiric views of everyday life, this exhibition explores the rich variety of prints that came to define French power and prestige in the era of Louis XIV (1638–1715). During the Sun King's long reign, printmakers and publishers effectively deployed prints to promote French culture, art, and style. The exhibition commemorates the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death and features nearly 100 works from the GRI and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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Pietro Mellini's Inventory in Verse, 1681

Digital Publication
Breaking with the single-author, single-viewpoint model that has characterized the vast majority of art-historical publications to date, the GRI's first born-digital publication, Pietro Mellini's Inventory in Verse, 1681, provides a model for producing innovative online scholarship. The project captures the annotations and conversations of several scholars as they transcribe, translate, and analyze Mellini's unique and hybrid document: a 17th-century Italian inventory of artworks, originally written in verse.

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The Getty Union List of Artist Names® Released as Linked Open Data

The Getty Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)®, a key research database listing over half a million artists' names, is now available for free download, modification, and sharing as Linked Open Data (LOD). Two other Getty vocabulary databases, the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)® and the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)®, were released as LOD last year.

Read more about this release from Getty President and CEO James Cuno.

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  Harald Szeemann at the last night of documenta 5 (detail), 1972. Photo: Balthasar Burkhard. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.M.30

Reconsidering Harald Szeemann

Panel Discussion | May 28, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
For nearly 50 years, Swiss curator Harald Szeemann (1933–2005) presented groundbreaking exhibitions that continue to influence the field of contemporary art and exhibition-making. This panel, moderated by curator and GRI Guest Scholar Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, explores Szeemann's work and legacy. Panelists include artists Mario Garcia Torres, Giuseppe Penone, and Lea Porsager; curator Alanna Heiss; and scholar Pietro Rigolo.

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  Woodblock of Teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris), Giorgio Liberale and Wolfgang Meyer, 1562. Gift of Tania Norris. The Getty Research Institute

Tania Norris Collection of Rare Botanical Books and Woodblocks

These large woodblocks, recently added to the Tania Norris Collection of Rare Botanical Books, are from a suite by artists Giorgio Liberale and Wolfgang Meyer, most of which were first created for the 1562 Czech edition of botanist Pietro Andrea Mattioli's commentary on Dioscorides, which became the standard reference work on medical botany. The Tania Norris Collection provides unparalleled insight into the impact of natural science on the visual arts in Europe from the 16th through the 19th century.

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  Ephemera concerning the German abstract artist Hans Hartung, 2015. The Getty Research Institute, 2002.M.13

Art Ephemera from the Wilhelm Arntz Collection

Finding Aid
German art expert Wilhelm Arntz (1903–1985) collected ephemera related to exhibitions, sales, and publications of 20th-century art. While this collection dates primarily from post-World War II, especially the 1960s and 1970s, it also contains significant materials documenting prewar modernist and expressionist art. Represented are Salvador Dalí, George Grosz, Oskar Kokoschka, Nam June Paik, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol, among others.

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Learn more about the 100,000 pieces of ephemera in this archive.


  USC Associate Professor Paul Lerner at the Getty Center, 2015.

Representing Trauma: World War I

Video of February 22, 2015, Lecture
Historian Paul Lerner discusses the traumatic effects of war within the context of visual art and early 20th-century psychiatry. The event was presented in conjunction with the GRI exhibition World War I: War of Images, Images of War.

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An Afternoon Adventure with Cornelia Funke

Storytelling and Book Signing | June 21, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. | The Getty Center


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