Getty Displays Prized Medieval Torah and Other Sacred Texts

Getty Displays Prized Medieval Torah and Other Sacred Texts

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles put one of its newest prized possessions on display: an elaborately illustrated Torah from the Medieval Period. The museum announced the acquisition of the Torah, known as the Rothschild Pentateuch, in July. They put the more than 700-year-old codex on display last week at the Getty Center […]

Before Beyoncé, Rihanna – Getty Shows Fashion Photo Evolution

Before Beyoncé, Rihanna – Getty Shows Fashion Photo Evolution

This time of year is traditionally important for fashion magazines as their massive September issues hitting newsstands. This year’s mainstream magazines notably featured black female stars. While covers with Beyoncé, Rihanna and other beautiful black women reflect a noteworthy change, a show at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles highlights the evolution of fashion photography for […]

Getty Offers Rare Close Up of Louis XIV Tapestries

Getty Offers Rare Close Up of Louis XIV Tapestries

Louis XIV amassed history’s largest tapestry collection during his 72-year-reign over France. There were more than 2,650 valuable pieces, 7 times the amount in the royal collection when he assumed the throne. While most have not survived, 15 of his treasures are available for rare close-up viewing in Los Angeles at a new J. Paul […]