Getty Brings Together Over 40 Drawings, Predominantly Recent Acquisitions


LOS ANGELES, CA.- In the past few years, the Getty Museum has focused on building its holdings of German and Austrian drawings from the 18th through the early 20th centuries thanks to important acquisitions and gifts, which is unveiled for the first time. Spirit of An Age: Drawings from the Germanic World, 1770—1900, on view March 29 through June 19, 2011 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, brings together more than 40 works from the Museum’s superlative drawings collection which highlight this new area of collecting and celebrate an era when drawing was an essential expression of the age. The exhibition highlights a period when the Germanic world underwent profound intellectual, social, economic, and political changes. Events such as the publications of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), the Industrial Revolution,