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Los Angeles, CA United States
September 2017
September 16, 2017 - January 28, 2018

Photography in Argentina, 1850–2010: Contradiction and Continuity

From its independence in 1810 until the economic crisis of 2001, Argentina has been perceived as a modern country with a powerful economic system, a massive European immigrant population, an especially strong middle class, and an almost nonexistent indigenous culture. This idea of a homogenous and progressive society underlines the difference between Argentina and its neighbors. Comprising three hundred works by sixty artists, this exhibition examines crucial periods and aesthetic movements in which photography had a critical role, producing—and, at…

September 16, 2017 - January 28, 2018

Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas

This major international loan exhibition explores the idea of luxury in the pre-Columbian Americas, particularly as seen in the associations between materials and meanings, from about 1000 BC to the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century. The exhibition will trace the development of metallurgy in the Andes and its expansion northward into Mexico. In contrast with people in other parts of the world, ancient Americans first used metals not for weaponry, tools, or coinage but for objects of…

September 16, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Combining art historical and scientific analysis, experts from the Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Research Institute have collaborated with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, to examine the formal strategies and material choices of avant-garde painters and sculptors in Argentina and Brazil associated with the concrete art movement. These works of geometric abstraction, created between 1946 and 1962, are presented alongside information on how the artists pioneered new techniques and materials. Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:30…


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