March 25, 2014

The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents College Night at the Getty Center

Special tours, hands-on art projects, music by Mystery Skulls and Rivoah, and much more!

Monday, April 7, 2014, 6:00–9:30 p.m.
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center

FREE; reservations recommended

MEDIA CONTACTS:           
Alexandria Sivak
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6473

LOS ANGELES—The J. Paul Getty Museum will host its annual College Night on Monday, April 7, 2014, from 6:00–9:30 p.m. at the Getty Center. Local college students are invited to enjoy a night of special tours, live music, hands-on art projects, scavenger hunts and more. This year, College Night celebrates the exhibitions A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography and Jackson Pollock’s Mural. Best of all, parking and admission to College Night are free!

Tours, Workshops, and Other Activities

Students can enjoy an evening jam-packed with opportunities to view exhibitions and let their creativity shine. They will get exclusive access to Pollock’s storied Mural and a behind-the-scenes exploration of the conservation process. Students can also connect with Queen Victoria through dozens of photographs and artifacts, tracing both her royal life and the concurrent development of photography.

For a more hands-on experience, students can practice their drawing skills with artists Marissa Magdanela and Helen Gu in conjunction with the exhibition Hatched! Creating Form with Line, or make a contribution to a digital graffiti wall inspired by Pollock.

If a group is feeling restless, a museum-wide scavenger hunt offers a chance to explore the collection in a unique way and win prizes. But they’ll have to watch out for actors donning Victorian dress and strolling through the halls!

Music + Food + Drink + Etc.

In between exhibitions, students can enjoy the music of Mystery Skulls and Rivoah throughout the evening. There will also be free food and a cash bar. For a lasting memento of their evening, students can have their picture taken at an on-site photo booth or strike a #VictorianPose at a station outside the museum entrance.

The exhibitions Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense and In Focus: Ansel Adams will also be on view throughout the evening. Permanent exhibition galleries in South and West Pavilions will also be open.

Additional Details

Admission and parking are free. Reservations are encouraged. For more information on College Night at the Getty Center and to make a reservation, visit

This year’s College Night at the Getty Center was planned with the help of a student committee, including students from University of California, Los Angeles; University of Southern California; California State University, Northridge; California State University, Fullerton; University of California, Riverside; Loyola Marymount University; and Glendale Community College.


The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

The J. Paul Getty Museum collects in seven distinct areas, including Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and photographs gathered internationally. The Museum’s mission is to make the collection meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by presenting and interpreting the works of art through educational programs, special exhibitions, publications, conservation, and research.

Visiting the Getty Center
The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 5 p.m. on Saturdays and for evening events throughout the week. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.

Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special Saturday hours until 9 p.m. October 12–December 7, 2013. It is closed Tuesday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free. A ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.

Same day parking at both Museum locations (Getty Center and Getty Villa) is available for $15 through the Getty’s Pay Once, Park Twice program.

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