For centuries, Italy has fascinated travelers and artists alike. From the crumbling ruins of ancient Rome to the crystal-clear light of Venice, artists have found inspiration not only in the cities but also in the countryside and in Italy’s rich history and culture. The Lure of Italy: Artists’ Views, on view May 9 through July 30, 2017, explores th...

Dopo una lunga esperienza di curatore, direttore e funzionario di sovraintendenza in varie città italiane (Parma, Piacenza, Modena, San Sepolcro) da due anni lei è il Senior Curator del J. Paul Getty di Los Angeles. Come mai?    «Direi un po’ per caso. Ero stato tra il 2011 e il 2012 Fellow al Metropolitan Museum a New York e questa esperienza ha i...

Continuing their long standing collaboration with the Getty Villa, the Patrons held their annual Spring 'Members Only' visit on Sunday Feb. 2, to experience the magnificent "Tiberius" exhibition.   Prior to their exclusive tour a café luncheon was enjoyed by all members and the Patrons were honored with the presence of Dr. David Saunders, Ph...

Italy is incredibly rich in art treasures, but quite a number of them is regrettably damaged or neglected due to the passing of time or other factors. Among them was also Giorgio Vasari's monumental painting Last Supper, separated into 5 pieces as a result of the flood in Florence in 1966.   After almost 50 years, thanks to the collaboration...

di Giovanna Cirino   Aperta al pubblico fino al prossimo 19 agosto, la mostra Sicilia: arte e invenzione tra Grecia e Roma, allestita dal Paul Getty Museum nella sua sede di Malibu, è un'occasione a "stelle e striscie" per scoprire l'arte classica di Sicilia. In esposizione 150 opere del periodo tra il V ed il III secolo a.C. Un'epoca di gra...

Si è chiusa pochi giorni fa la mostra al J. Paul Getty Museum dedicata alla scoperta dei giardini rinascimentali e della loro storia attraverso le immagini di manoscritti illuminati.   Sia che adornassero grandiose ville o il retro di umili abitazioni, i circa 1400-1600 giardini diffusi all'epoca erano coltivati con cura da persone di ogni r...

Ancient Sicily as a center of cultural innovation An island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily occupied a pivotal place in antiquity between Greece, North Africa, and the Italian peninsula. The exhibit Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome, now on view at the Getty Villa in Malibu, showcases ancient Sicily as a major center...

Authorities in Sicily have canceled their loan of a collection of important antiquities for a U.S. tour, upending the Cleveland Museum of Art's plans for a major exhibition set to open in September, The Plain Dealer reports.   The move comes several weeks after cultural officials in the Italian island province complained to the Getty Museum...

SICILY, Italy — Two years ago, the J. Paul Getty Museum ended a lengthy dispute with Italian cultural authorities by returning a towering limestone and marble statue of a Greek goddess to Sicily. The sculpture is now the pride of the relatively modest Museo Archeologico in Aidone — and by far its biggest attraction. The tiny hilltop town in centra...

by Silvia Simonetti   The ancient Roman town of Pompeii has recently become very popular. Considering the current critical condition of the historical archaeological site, which is on the verge of collapse, drawing the world's attention towards it could be truly beneficial.   The exhibition "The Last Days of Pompeii", hosted at the Ge...