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Mademoiselle d'Armagnac in a Dressing Gown, Antoine Trouvain, 1695. Detail showing the fabric. Lent by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie


  Mademoiselle d'Armagnac in a Dressing Gown, Antoine Trouvain, 1695. Lent by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie. Photo credit: BnF

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

Closes September 6, 2015 | The Getty Center
During the reign of Louis XIV printmakers used a variety of techniques to embellish their work with color. Applying textiles directly to a print was one such method, which also helped designers showcase their fabrics to dressmakers and consumers. Mademoiselle d'Armagnac in a Dressing Gown, one of the few surviving examples of these remarkable "dressed" prints, is now on view as part of A Kingdom of Images.

Curators lead gallery tours Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. through September 3, 2015.

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  Reader in the GRI Library stacks, 2006

Applications Now Available for Getty Library Research Grants

Applications for Getty Library Research Grants are due October 15, 2015. These grants provide partial support to scholars of all nationalities and levels who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library, and whose place of residence is more than 80 miles from the Getty Center. Contact Library Reference with any questions.

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Scholar Year 2016/2017: Application Deadline

Proposals for Getty Scholar Grants are due October 1, 2015. There are two themes for the 2016/2017 scholar year: Art and Anthropology (GRI) and The Classical World in Context: Egypt (Getty Villa).

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  Annette Michelson, ca. 1966. The Getty Research Institute, 2014.M.26. Photo: Peter Hujar. Gift of Annette Michelson. © The Peter Hujar Archive, LLC

Annette Michelson Archive

Art critic and scholar Annette Michelson was one of the earliest champions of minimalism and a key theorist in the establishment of cinema studies as an academic field. This archive includes her library of over 2,000 books and magazines related to film, two works by artist Robert Morris, and her papers, which document a prolific engagement in the production of the avant-garde and her influence on art theory from the 1960s to present day.

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  The Trench, Félix Vallotton. From C'est la guerre!, 1915–16. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.PR.1.Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Simms

World War I: War of Images, Images of War

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
September 11, 2015–January 4, 2016
World War I: War of Images, Images of War examines the art and visual culture of the First World War. The exhibition juxtaposes representations of the war in visual propaganda with its depiction by artists who experienced the brutality firsthand. Drawn primarily from the GRI's special collections and key loans from across the country, World War I features a range of satirical journals, prints, drawings, posters, photographs, and correspondence from the front, as well as "trench art" made by soldiers.

Learn more about the exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

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Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West

Edited by Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Ning Ding
The contact between China and Europe in the 18th and early 19th centuries transformed the arts in the East and the West. The essays in this volume reveal the extent to which images, artifacts, and natural specimens were traded and copied, as well as how these materials affected both cultures. By considering this reciprocity from both Eastern and Western perspectives, this title offers a new understanding of this critical period.

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  Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, Welton Becket & Associates, early 1960s. The Getty Research Institute, 2010.M.83

Welton Becket Architectural Drawings and Photographs

Finding Aid
Architect Welton Becket's (1902–1969) iconic designs, which include the Pan-Pacific Auditorium and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, defined Los Angeles's built environment in the mid-20th century. This archive comprises over 10,000 drawings and 1,500 photographs, from Becket's earliest independent work until his death, and provides insight into the structural and theoretical changes in architectural practice over the last half of the 20th century.

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