| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program, a pioneering series of fellowships for professional arts journalists, has come to an end. Director Sasha Anawalt, an associate professor and director of arts journalism programs at USC, confirmed the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Following an extensive cleaning process that included the removal of a coat of varnish, the Getty Museum will put Jackson Pollock's monumental work "Mural" on display for the public starting in March.
"Mural," which is dated from 1943, is scheduled to...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Myths die hard. Especially creation myths. Messing with the symbolic origins of a world isn't something to be undertaken lightly.
Jackson Pollock's mammoth 1943 painting "Mural" — nearly 8 feet high, 20 feet wide and covered edge-to-edge with...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Four and a half years ago, Smithsonian magazine offered what was then the latest theory on the genesis of “Mural,” the epic Jackson Pollock painting that went on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum on Tuesday following 21 months of detailed...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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With investment markets booming, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest visual art institution, saw its endowment rise to $6.2 billion during 2013, approaching its peak of $6.4 billion in mid-2007...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:46 AM
The Getty Museum has announced that it is voluntarily returning a 12th-century Byzantine illuminated New Testament to a monastery in Greece after learning that the item had been illegally removed from the Monastery of Dionysiou more than 50 years ago....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Two new photography books testify to the power of the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington, when nearly 300,000 people from various civil rights organizations gathered to demand equal rights and economic relief for African-Americans. To say that I was...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The crimson-haired woman makes sure to offer snacks to each person entering the room. She's seated at the end, next to a carved marble fireplace that doesn't entirely match the rest of the neutral corporate décor.
It used to be different here. "It was a...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
On the occasion of the Getty's acquisition of Lewis Baltz's archive, Luisotti has mounted an installation of the photographer's 36-foot-long mural, “Ronde de Nuit” (1991-92). Titled after Rembrandt's “The Night Watch,” it, too,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:30 PM
If rhyming poetry makes you back off —
Try "Love, Dishonor..." by the late David Rakoff.
Although it's writ in the style of Seuss,
Its dazzling wit (never obtuse) —
Will keep you following its masterful plot
And after a while, the...