Getty Offers ‘Eyewitness Views’ of European Events and Lure of Italy

Getty Offers ‘Eyewitness Views’ of European Events and Lure of Italy

Back in the centuries before 24-hour news and social media channels existed, or a camera was in everyone’s pocket or purse, how did people see depictions of events? Besides written accounts, painters visually commemorated many historical occasions that would make the nightly news today. A new groundbreaking exhibit at the Getty Center in Los Angeles […]

New Smithsonian African American Museum Opening

New Smithsonian African American Museum Opening

Anticipation has mounted as people have watched new bronze-colored, visually interesting building take shape on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Finally, they will be able to see the interior; the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, the 19th museum under the Smithsonian umbrella, is opening on Saturday, Sept. 24. Due to […]

Mapplethorpe’s Depth and Artistry Exposed in LACMA and Getty Exhibits

Mapplethorpe’s Depth and Artistry Exposed in LACMA and Getty Exhibits

Robert Mapplethorpe’s controversial works depicting homo-erotic images may have made the artist nationally known, but that is a small part of his legacy. The new Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and J. Paul Getty Museum’s Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium exhibits opening this week highlight the two venues’ joint acquisition of Mapplethorpe works […]

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