A painting by Jacopo Bassano can rightfully remain at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles after a ruling by Italy’s highest administrative court concluded a complex legal dispute over its export from the country in 2018. On 21 November, the Council of State ruled in favour of the J. Paul Getty Trust and Alex Postiglione, the former owner of the...

September 25, 2023 | 6:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute - 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Admission: Free. The event will be also streamed on Zoom for Guests who are not able to participate in person. RSVP here. Laborers, unhoused, and marginalized individuals are the protagonists of a striking series of paintings by Italian artist Giacomo C...

The Getty Museum is set to acquire an over-life-size ancient Roman marble bust of the emperor Antoninus Pius (ruled AD 138-161). The work was purchased at auction in December; its final acquisition is subject to an export license being granted by the Arts Council England. A prime example of Antoninus Pius’ main portrait type, the bust was created s...

Now, two of these, a small painting on copper and a preparatory drawing for it, have come to Getty. Together, the artworks provide insight into the artist’s creative process. A small painting on copper, Fontana’s The Wedding Feast at Cana was acquired earlier this year and marked the first work by the artist to enter Getty’s collection. The prepara...

Italy celebrated the return of three stolen ancient terracotta statues, depicting “Orpheus and the Sirens”, in a ceremony on Saturday in newly unveiled Rome. Art museum is saved. Until earlier this year, the drawings – dating to about 300 BC – were on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. But Italian carabinieri officers in the countr...

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is returning ancient sculptures and other works of art that were illegally exported from Italy, the museum announced Thursday. The Getty will return a nearly life-size group of Greek terra-cotta sculptures known as “Orpheus and the Sirens,” believed to date from the fourth century B.C., according to the museu...

Constantine triumphant in divine light, Maxentius overwhelmed by the fury of decline, Bacchus and Ariadne dance.In an unprecedented operation for Rome, a patron from overseas comes to rescue the Apollonian and Dionysian heroes of Palazzo Barberini. This is the first time that the illustrious Los Angeles-based philanthropic foundation linked to the...

May 31 - September 4. West Pavilion, Plaza Level. Getty Center - 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA. Entrance: Free. In Renaissance Rome, the facades of many prominent buildings were painted with spectacular narrative frescoes. Once part of the fabric of the city, only a few now remain. Using works from the Getty’s collection, including the c...

A piece of news that once again binds the fortunes of Italy and the USA in the field of art, bounced a few weeks ago in the social media: the purchase, by the Getty Museum, of a work by Jacopo Bassano, il Miracolo delle quaglie (the Miracle of the Quails). A masterpiece, by the very definition of the Los Angeles museum, which announced its purchase...

The Miracle of the Quails, executed in 1554, is among the artist’s largest and most ambitious works. It was previously in a private collection and had rarely been seen by scholars and has never been on public display. It was acquired by the Getty from New York dealership OMP Fine Art. When asked about the purchase price, a spokesperson of the museu...