Appraisal Services, Registrar, Catalogue Raisonné, Artist Archive Specialist
The Broad Museum
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad’s comprehensive collection and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library. source theborad.org
Admission to The Broad is free. Reservations can be made to avoid long wait times. Visit the museum website for more information thebroad.org
Photo credit Benny Chan courtesy of The Broad and Diller Scofidio & Benfro via the broad.org
Silver Treasure at the Getty Villa!
Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville
Imagine digging around in your backyard and finding a hoard of over 100 silver artifacts weighing in an underground cist (vault). That is exactly what happened to Prosper Taurin a French farmer in 1830. It was later discover that along with the treasure buried beneath his neatly plowed fields lay the ruins of an ancient temple and amphitheater.
In December 2011 this priceless collection was moved from its home at the Cabinet de médailles of the Bibliothèque national de France to the Getty Villa conservation studios for conservation and documentation.
The conserved collection is on exhibit at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California until August 17, 2015. Along with precious gems, jewelry, and other Roman luxury items from the royal collections of the Cabinet de médailles of the Bibliothèque national de France.
I visited the exhibit on opening day. It is of course beautiful and intriguing on many levels. The exhibit covers just about every topic from how the silver pieces were made, electrical resistivity imaging used to map the temple and amphitheater, mythology … there are magnifying glasses in the galleries for a closer look at intricate details and of course the Getty Guide is packed with audio of the curators sharing the details about many of the pieces.
Visiting both Getty Museums is free. One only need pay for parking. The Getty Villa does require a parking reservation, easily obtained via their website http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/ a reservation is not necessary at the Getty Center in Brentwood.
"Extraordinarily inventive and enduringly influential, J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) produced his most important and famous pictures after the age of sixty, in the last fifteen years of his life. Demonstrating ongoing radicalism of technique and ever-original subject matter, these works show Turner constantly challenging his contemporaries while remaining keenly aware of the market for his art. Bringing together over sixty key oil paintings and watercolors, this major international loan exhibition is the first to focus on the unfettered creativity of Turner's final years.
The exhibition was organized by Tate Britain, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco."