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Summer 2015
  Einstein Tower Top: João Batista Vilanova Artigas and Carlos Cascaldi's Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning Center at the University of São Paulo. Photo: Nelson Kon. Above: Erich Mendelsohn's "Einstein Tower" in Potsdam. Photo: J. Rendtel / Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)

New Keeping It Modern Grants

Just last week the Foundation announced 14 new grants to conserve 20th century architecture around the world, as part of Keeping It Modern. The initiative seeks to preserve the daring and experimental forms, materials, and techniques that define modern architecture in the global context but have not always aged well over time. This year's projects emphasize thorough conservation planning and extend the initiative's reach to new areas, including Brazil, India, and the United Kingdom. The 2015 grants also include the first implementation project for Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois.

Read about all of the new projects...


Recent Meetings for Pacifc Standard Time: LA/LA

The Foundation continues to organize regular meetings for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA partners in preparation for the initiative's September 2017 launch. In mid-June, we welcomed over 90 participants to the Getty for a museum registrars meeting focused on navigating the complexities of loans from Latin America. The workshop brought together seasoned registrars from MoMA and MFA Houston, as well as representatives of major shipping companies with expertise in this area, to share best practices. At the end of the month, the Foundation also organized a meeting of educators from grantee organizations to share information about the ways they will incorporate the initiative into educational activities.

Learn about Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA...

  Online Grant Database

Searchable Online Grant Database

Visitors to the Foundation's website can now easily browse three decades of grants using our new online searchable grant database. The tool offers different ways to search for information, including a sliding timeline to isolate specific date ranges, a keyword search, and a sorting feature that organizes by year, initiative, grantee, region, and country. The database is part of a larger effort by foundations across the United States to increase transparency and accessibility of their data called Glasspockets, a service of the Foundation Center. Our database is available through Glasspockets, as well as on our own website.

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  Arts Summit

Annual Intern Arts Summit

Earlier this week 100+ students participating in our Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program gathered at the Getty Center for the annual Arts Summit. This day-long professional development meeting featured behind-the-scenes tours, an inspiring keynote speech by artist Mario Ybarra Jr., and roundtables with diverse arts and museum professionals, five of whom are successful alumni of the program working locally in the arts. This summer marks the 23rd year of the internship program, which was created in 1993 to promote greater cultural diversity in Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations.

More on the intern program...


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