March 21, 2013

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

Gallery Tours and Activities, Music by Cayucas, Student Art Installations, and Much More!

Monday, April 15, 2013, 6:00–9:30 p.m.
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center


MEDIA CONTACT:                 

Alexandria Sivak
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6473

LOS ANGELES—The J. Paul Getty Museum will host its annual College Night on Monday, April 15, 2013, 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 by Cayucas, hands-on art projects, and more. This year, many activities complement the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990, which features iconic modern architecture in the City of Angels. Best of all, parking and admission to College Night are free!

Special Tours

Students will get exclusive access to the
Overdrive exhibition through illuminating curator-led tours. The exhibition features hundreds of drawings, photographs, architectural models, films, animations, oral histories, and ephemera documenting how Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic, and creative capitals in the world.

Also on view will be three additional current exhibitions:
Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto; Looking East: Rubens’s Encounter with Asia; and In Focus: Ed Ruscha. Students will also be able to see highlights from the Museum’s permanent collection, including masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, and others.

In addition to the exhibitions,
special behind-the-scenes tours will show how artworks are conserved and exhibitions are planned.

Student Projects and Hands-on Art Activities

A number of student-designed art projects will also be on view at the Getty that night, including contributions from Otis College of Art and Design,
Santa Monica College, East Los Angeles College, College of the Canyons, and Pierce College.

Students can create their own works of art by participating in urban planner James Rojas’s workshop, where they can create a “Utopia” out of found objects. For a more informal project, students can use a variety of art supplies to denote Los Angeles landmarks on two massive maps of Southern California.

Music + Food + Drink + Etc.

When not spending time in the galleries or making art, students can enjoy the music of Cayucas and a DJ spinning throughout the evening. Attendees will receive a ticket for one free non-alcoholic drink and food item, and other food and drink will be available for sale. For a lasting memento of their evening, students can have their picture taken at an on-site photo booth.


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
California State University, Northridge; Loyola Marymount University; Pierce College; Otis College of Art and Design; and University of California, Los Angeles.

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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.

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