Celebrate the past year in exhibitions at The Getty Center and The Getty Villa, including two shows that were cited by L.A. Times art critic Christopher Knight in his top ten exhibitions of the year:
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, J. Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) has gone from being an American pariah to America’s sweetheart, a result of his dogged determination to close the long-enforced gap between photography and art that this sprawling two-museum show exposed.
Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau, J. Paul Getty Museum
In the landscape paintings of Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867), seen in his first American retrospective, nationalism met naturalism and French identity fused with the land.