In an effort to expand their cultural relationship with Italy, the Getty Museum has partnered with the city of Rome and signed a bilateral agreement with Rome’s Capitoline Museums.
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The J. Paul Getty Museum already has an extensive collection of Ansel Adams photographs, boasting 40 in all. But on Monday, the museum’s repertoire grew. A local couple donated 25 more photographs, keeping their word on a promise made by their late parents to Adams.
Arriving late February, J.M.W. Turner’s “Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino” is moving into the 19th Century British Gallery of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Brentwood, California. Estimating at 44.9 million dollars and towering at 35.5 inches by 48 inches (90.2cm x 122cm), the 1839 original is a guaranteed win for the Los Angeles creative society.
Food turned art? The representation of food has expanded itself to become useful in more ways than one. A recent exhibition at the Getty Museum brings food away from its normal role of simply filling that hunger void in our stomachs and transformed it into a collection of art. The exhibition, called “In Focus: Tasteful Pictures,” features a wide expansion of works of art dating back more than 150 years to the mid-19th century into the present day.
Michael Brand is the director who has presided over the J. Paul Getty Museum for the past four year, and one year before his contract is up, he has announced he will be resigning from his position at the end of the month.
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s for British Polo Day USA, hosted by Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife Sophie Winkleman at Will Rogers Polo Club, LA on Saturday 30 May.
Where you stay when you travel is as much a part of who you are as your home. If the view from your room doesn’t include an instantly recognizable landmark that places you at the epicenter of the action, you are in the wrong room and the wrong hotel. In Paris, at the Ritz, the fabled quarters of Coco Chanel face the Place de la Concorde and in India, at the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, the Kohinoor suite overlooks the Taj Mahal.
What did you miss in the City of Angels this week? We’ll give you a hint: this week’s highlight involved a big moment for Matthew McConaughey. No, it isn’t Oscar time already.