Although he was among the most renowned Italian painters of the late fifteenth century, Ercole de’ Roberti almost slipped through the cracks of history. Within a hundred years of his death, historians had muddled even the basic details of his life, and over the next three centuries all but two of his surviving works were attributed to different art...

The Getty Villa is modeled on the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy, which was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. This exhibition presents rare original artifacts and traces attempts to unroll and decipher thecarbonized papyri found during the latest excavations. On June 27, Francesco Sirano, Director of Herculaneum Archaeologi...

The Italian culture ministry has asked the Getty Museum in LA to return another four stolen works besides the famed Lysippus statue, sources told ANSA Wednesday. They are: a canvas by 19th century painter Camillo Miola, The Oracle at Delphi, stolen from the Istituto San Lorenzo in Aversa near Naples between 1943 and '46; two Roman era marble lions...

Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 3 pm - 4:30 pm. Harold M. Williams Auditorium - 1200 Getty Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Free | Advance ticket required/Get tickets here. The impact of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci on art and research at the Getty extends well beyond the two sheets of drawings in the Museum’s collection. This program, marking the...

When: From Sunday, February 10, 2019 to Monday, February 11, 2019 - Where: UCLA & Getty Center In conjunction with Miraculous Encounters on view at the Getty Center, a two-day conference hosted by the University of California Los Angeles (February 10) and the Getty Center (February 11), dedicated to Italian mannerist painter Jacopo da Pontormo. Org...

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of Spring in the Alps, 1897, by Giovanni Segantini (Italian, 1858-1899). Originally painted for Jacob Stern, a San Francisco collector and director of Levi Strauss & Co, the painting has a long connection to California. It was on continuous loan to Legion of Honor in San Francisco from 1928 u...

Perfectly proportioned and scantily clad with wrinkle-free skin. And those are just the patrons. Excuse the joke. America’s modern stereotype of Los Angelenos pairs nicely with a dazzling exhibit on display through January 27, 2019 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles: The Renaissance Nude. With masterworks on loan from the Louvre, The Met, t...

Italy’s highest court has ordered that a centerpiece of the Getty Villa’s art collection, a prized bronze sculpture more than 2,000 years old, should be returned to Italy in a ruling that could lead to a trans-Atlantic transfer or a diplomatic standoff. The statue, named “Victorious Youth” but often referred to as the Getty Bronze, is on display at...

From Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to Monday, March 18, 2019. From 9:00 am To 5:00 pm. Entrance: Free. J. Paul Getty Museum - 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049. What did ancient Greeks believe would happen to them after they died? Organized around a monumental funerary vessel, on loan from National Archaeological Museum in Naples and recent...

When: From Saturday, October 27, 2018 to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Time: From 9:00 am To 5:00 pm - Where: The J. Paul Getty Museum Inspired by a renewed interest in classical sculpture and closer study of nature, Renaissance artists made the nude body ever more vibrant, lifelike, and central to their practice. Yet, pious European Renaissance socie...