The Getty Museum is nothing if not voracious in its collecting appetites, one legacy of the storied persona of its founder. Museum director Timothy Potts is proud of this sphere of the institution’s purview, so much so that he wants to share the new bounty ASAP. Museum Acquisitions 2019: Director’s Choice is the first in what will become an annual exhibition series highlighting the swankiest, most lovely and most rare items from the previous year’s haul. Of special note for 2019, a “recently discovered masterpiece by Renaissance master Agnolo Bronzino” as well as 14th-century European sculpture, ancient Greek and Roman works, 20th-century photography, plus drawings, manuscripts and other treasures worth bragging about.

The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood; through March 1.; free.

The Annunciation (about 1333-34) by Gothic sculptor Giovanni di Balduccio. (J. Paul Getty Museum)


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