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  Hubert and Jan van Eyck, The Ghent Altarpiece (open), completed 1432. Oil on panel. Cathédrale de Saint Bavon. © Lukas-Art in Flanders

Panel Paintings Initiative

Foundation grants totaling $630,000 are helping to conserve two panel paintings of extraordinary artistic and historic significance: The Mystic Lamb of 1432 by Hubert and Jan van Eyck (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece) and Giorgio Vasari's The Last Supper of 1546, not seen publicly since it was damaged in the Florence flood of 1966. Both projects provide unparalleled opportunities for international experts to train younger conservators, ensuring a transfer of skills to the next generation of panel specialists.

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  Charles Brittin photograph of Mark di Suvero's Peace Tower, a large-scale installation from 1966. Charles Brittin Archive, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute. Used with permission. (2005.M.11) © J. Paul Getty Trust; © Mark di Suvero

Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980

As part of Pacific Standard Time, an unprecedented collaboration of more than 50 cultural institutions across Southern California celebrating the region's vibrant post-war art scene, LAXART will coordinate a week-long Performance and Public Art Festival. Scheduled for January 2012, the festival will feature large-scale installations around Los Angeles, single-event spectacles, and reinventions of famous performance art pieces.

Read more about the festival and the growing number of Pacific Standard Time exhibitions.


  MLI 2009 participants, from left: Jane Milosch, Beverly Robertson, and Sheena Wagstaff. Photo: Bart Bartholomew © J. Paul Getty Trust

Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University

The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, now a grantee of the Getty Foundation, celebrated its 32nd offering of the Museum Leadership Institute (MLI), which was held again at the Getty Center this summer. Designed to enhance the leadership abilities of experienced museum executives and to strengthen their institutions, this year's class included an impressive group of participants from the United States, Australia, China, The Netherlands, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
  Nancy Micklewright Nancy Micklewright

Other News

Many readers of our e-newsletter have probably worked with senior program officer Nancy Micklewright. We congratulate Nancy as she takes on an exciting new opportunity at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries where she will be the Head of Scholarly Programs and Publications. She was a valued member of the Foundation staff for the past eight years and, at one time or another, had a hand in almost all of our grant making activities. We thank her for her many contributions to the Getty and look forward to working with her in her new position.


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