Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

The Getty Villa along the California coast is a recreation of the ancient Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, Italy. The original villa, owned by Julius Caesar’s in-laws, was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Now, items from that ancient estate are on display at the Getty. “Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from […]

Rare ‘Visitation’ by Pontormo Altarpiece at Getty

Rare ‘Visitation’ by Pontormo Altarpiece at Getty

One of the greatest works by 16th-century Florentine painter Jacopo da Pontormo (1494–1557) is on display in Los Angeles for the first time. The “Visitation,” a rare altarpiece by Pontormo that until recently could only be seen in Italy is  at the J. Paul Getty Museum through April 28, 2019. The eye-catching piece features intense, […]

Getty Offers Topical Look at Monumentality

Getty Offers Topical Look at Monumentality

An exhibition at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) adds further fuel to the political fires today about monuments and monumentality. The topical exhibit at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through April 21 delves into the monumentality of historical statues, urban planning, natural phenomenon and government buildings, particularly the role these structures play as symbols […]

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