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The Life of Art Context Collecting and Display

The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display 8/10/2013 <span class="page"> <!-- Image --> <table align="right" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td><img src="/global/images/ghost.gif" width="6" height="1" border="0" alt=""></td> <td><img src="/art/exhibitions/images/eyeful_life_of_art.jpg" width="50" height="50" alt="The Life of Art"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><img src="/global/images/ghost.gif" width="1" height="6" border="0" alt=""></td> </tr> </tbody></table> <!-- Title --> <b>The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display</b><br> <!-- Date --> <b>Daily</b><br> <!-- Time --> <b></b><br> <!-- Location --> <b>South Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center</b><br> <!-- Location --> <b><coe_event_tixdisplay></coe_event_tixdisplay></b><br><br> <!-- Description --> From the time an object is made until the day it enters a museum's collection, it may be displayed, used, and perceived in different ways. <i>The Life of Art</i> takes selected objects from the Getty Museum's galleries and encourages visitors to sit down and spend time with them, offering the opportunity to examine them closely to understand how they were made and functioned, why they were collected, and how they have been displayed. Through careful looking, what may be learned about the maker and previous owners of a French gilt-bronze wall light, for example, or the transformation in England of a Chinese porcelain bowl? Close engagement reveals the full lives of these works and why they continue to be collected and cherished today.<br> <!-- More Info --> <br><a href="/art/exhibitions/life_of_art"><img border="0" src="../images/arrow_more_events.gif" width="7" height="7">&nbsp;Learn more about this exhibition</a><br> <!-- Reservation --> </span>