J. Paul Getty Museum

Exclusive survey: what progress have US museums made on diversity, after a year of racial reckoning?

We asked art institutions around the country about their efforts to diversify their workforces, exhibition programmes, permanent collections and audiences

Getty acquires a striking painting by Artemisia Gentileschi of the Roman heroine Lucretia

The museum, which did not disclose the price, says the work reflects a shift to a more idealised style

Obituariesfeature

Daniel Wolf, collector and lover of the great outdoors who changed the museum world's attitude to photography, has died, aged 65

Formed a peerless photography collection for the J Paul Getty Museum and curated the landmark 1989 Royal Academy exhibition to mark 150 years of the art form

The show must go on: what American curators are up to in isolation

How have curators been filling their time while their museums remain closed? Creatively, it turns out

Bedevilled: multi-million Getty Gauguin is a fake

Museum probably paid at least $3m for the widely exhibited sculpture of a horned devil, but the misattributed work may have been made by a Polynesian artist for the European market

Stephen Garrett, inaugural director of the Getty and the Hammer, has died, aged 96

“Bon vivant” took over at the museum's villa and expanded its mission after J. Paul Getty died in 1976

Michelangelo drawings head (Mid)West for Cleveland show

The exhibition, which includes a preliminary drawings for the Sistine Chapel ceiling, will also travel to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles

Getty plans sweeping $100m initiative to promote the world’s cultural heritage

Projects will range from exhibitions about the classical world to conservation and excavations and a book about “heritage and mass atrocities”

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide, from Van Dyck’s portrait of a princess bride to a rare painting by a Brazilian Modernist

Stolen in 1985, a recovered de Kooning will undergo conservation treatment

University of Arizona Museum of Art will send its painting, damaged by the thief, to the Getty

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the most significant new gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide, from Dalí’s lobster telephone to a bumper gift of indigenous art

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the most significant new gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide, from a vintage Hawaiian shirt to an heirloom Chinese art collection

Lawnews

Italian court says Getty Museum must surrender prized bronze Statue of a Victorious Youth

The Los Angeles institution counters that it will keep on fighting to maintain the linchpin of its collection

The Getty’s Renaissance Nude explores issues of power and sexuality—but don’t expect a #metoo reckoning

The show includes male and female examples for historic accuracy, its lead curator says

Leaderscomment

Is contemporary art the kale of the art world?

The rise in popularity of the green vegetable mirrors that of contemporary art

Antiquity gets a fresh twist at revamped Getty Villa

New displays draw out connections between Graeco-Roman world and ancient Middle East

A golden age in the Americas when even artists were 'spoils of war'

Indigenous peoples valued luxury objects more as tools of statecraft and for communicating with the divine than for their precious metals

The Getty, the world’s richest museum, hunts for wealthy patrons

Some are concerned that new fundraising drive will lure donors from other Los Angeles institutions

The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

We look back at some of most important purchases and donations that entered public collections this year

Turkey turns up the heat on foreign museums as list of antiquities demanded gets longer

More exhibitions are hit by the loans boycott as Turkey pushes for restitution

J.Paul Getty Museum vows to return piece from Goudstikker collection

However, the whereabouts of many works of art from the collection are still unknown

Armenian restitution claims grow

Getty case may be tip of the iceberg

Booksarchive

Man Ray photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum

The book forms part of the museum's paperback photography series

The Getty acquires “The fates of illustrious men and women” by the Boucicaut Master

Though the identity of the Boucicaut Master is unknown, his work is extremely valuable

Booksarchive

Updated Getty Museum illustrated catalogue

Charissa Bremer-David et al Decorative Arts: an illustrated summary catalogue of the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum

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