The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts. Its Research Library with special collections of rare materials and digital resources serves an international community of scholars and the interested public.

The Research Institute creates and disseminates new knowledge through its expertise, its active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services and residential scholars program. The activities and scholarly resources of the Institute guide and sustain each other and, together, provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and debate.


While not everything in its holdings is available online, the Getty Research Institute has made a huge amount of its collection digitally accessible. Ways to browse the collections include a list by subject, medium, or title of collection. Collections include a set of Annotated Auction Catalogs, The Art of David Tudor, Emblem Books (a collection of illustrated books), and much more. Some collections include essays, videos, and other supplemental materials while others are composed of image records.

Readers can also get perspectives and updates on new materials, hidden gems, and more by checking out the Getty Research Institute’s blog.

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Thanks, as always, for reading! – Laura

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