May 30, 2019

Getty Research Institute Appoints Naoko Takahatake as Curator of Prints and Drawings

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—The Getty Research Institute (GRI) in Los Angeles announced today that Naoko Takahatake, a specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque print history, has joined its staff as curator of prints and drawings. Takahatake comes to the Getty from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where she has been curator of prints and drawings since 2010, overseeing the collection of old master works on paper.

“The GRI is home to more than thirty-thousand works on paper that together illustrate a comprehensive and multi-faceted overview of the history of printmaking from the Renaissance to today,” said Marcia Reed, chief curator at the institute. “Dr. Takahatake has an important role as caretaker of this truly one-of-a-kind collection. I am thrilled that we have found a curator with the knowledge and vision to lead our work in this area.”

While at LACMA, Takahatake curated a number of exhibitions featuring prints and drawings dating from the Renaissance to contemporary times. Prior to her tenure there, she was an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in the department of old master prints at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; research associate at the Center for Advance Study in the Visual Arts; and as a Michael Bromberg Fellow in the department of prints and drawings at the British Museum. Takahatake starts at the Getty Research Institute in July.

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