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A Pioneer of Conceptual Art, Lorna Simpson Receives 2019 Getty Medal

A Pioneer of Conceptual Art, Lorna Simpson Receives 2019 Getty Medal

  AGAINST A STORMY BACKDROP, the 2019 J. Paul Getty Medals were presented to Mary Beard, an author and classics professor at the University of Cambridge, and American artists Ed Ruscha and Lorna Simpson. The recipients were announced in January and a dinner was held in their honor Sept. 16. Simpson’s recent paintings have been...
Four Foundations Acquired Johnson Publishing Archive for $30 Million on Behalf of Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian's African American Museum

Four Foundations Acquired Johnson Publishing Archive for $30 Million on Behalf of Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian’s African American Museum

  THE HISTORIC ARCHIVE of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) was sold to a consortium of four foundations—the Ford Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for $30 million. The purchase was made through an auction process that commenced July 17 and concluded yesterday. The final sale is...
Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell Joined Board of Getty Trust in Los Angeles

Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell Joined Board of Getty Trust in Los Angeles

THE J. PAUL GETTY TRUST has a new board member. Mary Schmidt Campbell joined the board of trustees of the Los Angeles-based philanthropic institution. Campbell is the president of Spelman College in Atlanta and author of “An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden.” The Getty made the announcement July 10. The Trust...
Pamela Joyner, Influential Collector of African American Art, Joins Board of J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles

Pamela Joyner, Influential Collector of African American Art, Joins Board of J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles

Embed from Getty Images   THE J. PAUL GETTY TRUST announced today the addition of influential art collector Pamela J. Joyner to its board of trustees. A financial industry veteran, Joyner is the founder of Avid Partners, LLC. Currently, she has turned her focus to philanthropy and an increasingly pivotal role in the arts. Joyner’s...