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Today in 1609 Galileo demonstrated his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers. French stereoscope of telescope, ca 1855 pic.twitter.com/BVW3GpzNlH
Feast day of St. Bartholomew! According to tradition he was flayed alive and hence is portrayed with a knife. pic.twitter.com/MZGAjZdH2p
@GettyMuseum names Davide Gasparotto, Galleria Estense (Modena), & Jeffrey Spier, Univ. AZ, as senior curators of paintings & antiquities
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Feast day of Bernard of Clairvaux! Said to have drafted rules of the medieval miliary order Knights of Templar pic.twitter.com/kYPuMaXX8S
Happy Vinalia Rustica! Held today in ancient Rome to celebrate the grape harvest pic.twitter.com/vUyMZwI7ga
#SeparatedAtBirth Man Ray: Mona Lisa as seen by Duchamp + Rrose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp) © Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP pic.twitter.com/ldJO4ie5sj
Feast of the Assumption. Assumption of the Virgin, Master of James IV of Scotland, about 1510-20 pic.twitter.com/JUkC51tSEj
MT @photographmag: @GettyMuseum curator Paul Martineau talks to @TylerGreenDC about photographer Minor White bit.ly/1unvS2o
Today in ancient Rome, the goddess Diana was worshipped. Diana & Her Nymphs Bathing, Jean-François de Troy, 1722-24 pic.twitter.com/9TBGiyz5O6
Birthday of Pope + Saint Innocent XI. Ca. 1676 Carlo Maratti drawing of Faith & Justice was made in his honor pic.twitter.com/gSplJ0fVzB
Bishop cat with his dog flock for #WorldCatDay! German, 15th century pic.twitter.com/fnHRjnIpj6
Today in 1926 Houdini spent 91 minutes underwater in sealed tank before escaping. Here Alexander the Great ca 1400 pic.twitter.com/pTTQdBOcCB
Happy Birthday Percy Bysshe Shelley! 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings' pic.twitter.com/CqPCNsOwBg
Happy Bday Eakins! Used photography like this to help students achieve greater accuracy in representing human figure pic.twitter.com/1kgz1F4c6U
This scandalous new art exhibit at LA's @GettyMuseum is perfect if you love skeletons, monsters, & nightmares: oak.ctx.ly/r/1fdf7
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Tenacious, nurturing + moody Cancer (crab), as depicted in medieval calendars #zodiac pic.twitter.com/VxLNIN190C
Happy Feast Day St. Margaret! Swallowed by Satan in the form of a dragon she escaped by holding a cross pic.twitter.com/Wf6YOlL5Fq
On this day in 1099 the First Crusade captured Jerusalem. Destruction of Jerusalem, French, about 1413 pic.twitter.com/fBhR1I8Iqc
Liberté , Égalité , Fraternité! Happy Bastille Day. Portière aux Armes de France tapestry, Gobelins, ca. 1730 pic.twitter.com/0cEKTVrdNO
Happy Bday Jacobus de Voragine! Authored Golden Legend, popular medieval book of saints' lives. Mary Magdalene: pic.twitter.com/nlfSvUTuu2
Happy Birthday E.B. White! Authored Stuart Little, novel about adventures of talking mouse born to human parents pic.twitter.com/KWCr1w2Wsp
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees. -Marcel Proust #HappyBday pic.twitter.com/cckTfR16dG
Lovely! Culinary pleasures of Byzantium special dinner @ Villa w live music Sat 7/19 bit.ly/1xR4CII pic.twitter.com/55KkF7qch0
RT @Angie_Harmon: Life imitating art imitating life... Photo & laughing cred to (Insta) NATASHACROXALL @GettyMuseum whosay.com/l/JhB8KQi
KA-BOOM! Chivalry as depicted in manuscripts, from courtship to hunting to jousting to war bit.ly/1rMXwo3 pic.twitter.com/jkFBBcjQno
MT @15thcgossipgirl @ChivalryToday's latest podcast with Elizabeth Morrison on chivalry in manuscripts exhib bit.ly/1n9W10q
Happy Tanabata Day! In Japanese festival on 7th day of 7th month prayers offered for children’s artistic development pic.twitter.com/nghelD03rK
Spread the news! Free parking for active-duty military families at the Getty Center & Villa through Labor Day @BlueStarMuseums
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Happy 4th of July! Independence Day celebrated w parades, picnics, fireworks, bonfires & bells. David Ringing Bells pic.twitter.com/edhFqpIJqc
1st of Dog Days, sultry days of summer. Romans associated hot weather with Sirus, the Dog Star. Hunter Combing Dog pic.twitter.com/Rq5yHPs4SL
How photographer Minor White led one man from abyss to bliss blogs.getty.edu/iris/transform…
If the 1st of July it be rainy weather, 'twill rain more or less for 4 weeks together. pic.twitter.com/vaIhPEVcQF
“Persians,” An Ancient Play Remade for the 21st Century Director Anne Bogart on remaking the Western @GettyMuseum bit.ly/1pUeH35
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St Vitus Day! In late Middle Ages, people celebrated his feast by dancing before his statue pic.twitter.com/HnnEFzHNiV
Happy Birthday St. John the Baptist! French, about 1410 bit.ly/1ln1xfn pic.twitter.com/bh9rS1lhAo
Today in 1975 movie Jaws about man-eating great white shark released. Here Jonah inside great whale: Italian, ca 1280 pic.twitter.com/EPAAxFFZ05
On today’s date in ancient Rome, sacrifice was made to Minerva in her temple on the Aventine, a center for the arts pic.twitter.com/budVDu01h8
Google's Street Art Project: includes works from around the globe, including some that no longer exist. nyti.ms/1jhKd6K
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Listen to a medieval Ethiopian Gospel Book in Ge’ez, language of various historical kingdoms and courts in Ethiopia soundcloud.com/the-getty/medi…