The Getty Center Museum has announced “Museum Acquisitions 2019: Director’s Choice,” the first of a new annual exhibition series that will spotlight some of the most important works of art added to the collection over the course of the year, selected by Getty Museum Director Timothy Potts.
The exhibition includes the museum’s most recently acquired painting, “Virgin and Child with Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist,” a rare recently discovered masterpiece by Renaissance master Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572); a collection of ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan works; medieval manuscripts; old master French and Dutch drawings; and early 20th-century photographs by Japanese-American artists. All objects were added to the museum’s collection in 2019.
“The Getty Museum is renowned for its ambitious collecting, and this year was particularly successful for us, with many major acquisitions being made across all of our collecting areas,” Potts said. “This annual display will make it easier for visitors to appreciate both the quality of works that we are able to acquire and the broad range of periods and cultures that we cover from antiquity to the present day. It also serves to highlight the critical fact that the finest collections are dynamic entities that continue to evolve and expand, allowing ever wider engagement and dialogue with our audiences.”
“Museum Acquisitions 2019: Director’s Choice” will be on view at the Getty Center Museum from Dec. 10 through March 1, and will feature over 30 artworks. Also on view in a nearby gallery will be the recently-acquired “The Annunciation,” a masterpiece of Late Gothic sculpture by Giovanni di Balduccio (1290-1339).
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