April 03, 2017

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents College Night 2017

  (Press Release) 


Val Tate

Getty Communications
(310) 440-6861


The J. Paul Getty Museum presents College Night 2017


LOS ANGELES – The J. Paul Getty Museum hosts its annual College Night on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 6:00–9:30 p.m. at the Getty Center. Local college students are invited to enjoy a night of special tours and talks, music, hands-on art projects, gallery activities, free food, and more. Best of all, parking and admission to College Night are free!

College Night 2017 highlights include two exhibitions, Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media and Photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Concrete Poetry: Words and Sounds in Graphic Space at the Getty Research Institute. In addition, the Museum’s permanent collection galleries will be open, featuring many of the Getty’s most famous works, such as Van Gogh’s Irises.

This year’s College Night, which was created with help from students from Mount Saint Mary’s; UCLA; USC; Glendale Community College; CAl State Long Beach; Cal State LA; Cal State Northridge; and Cal State Channel Islands, features a variety of student-focused events:

• a photo exhibition featuring student work inspired by Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media.
• costumes designed by UCLA students, inspired by Rembrandt.
• exclusive behind-the-scenes tours with Getty curators.
• take in the sights along the Garden Terrace Café as you draw from a live model at our Drop-in Springtime Figure Drawing Session.
• meet the Artists behind In Focus: Jane and Louise Wilson’s Sealander.
• free food
• cash bar

For a more hands-on experience, visit the MUI Alumni lounge featuring alumni from the Getty’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program, who will be facilitating a Wish Tree Project, in which participants share their wishes for their future and the arts by writing them on a tag and hanging them on a tree throught the night. Additionally, voice your opinion on current news and media by creating your own zines with Los Angeles’ Zine Fest crew. This workshop is great introduction to self-publishing using original or appropriated texts and images to create something that is completely your own.

Visit DH4, an interactive data visualizer that allows you to explore, manipulate, and play with data, at the Getty Research Institute. Use Nintendo controllers and the Getty Research Institute’s open-source resources to remix data, images, and maps to create your own video collage, or collaborate with a friend to manipulate the images with your own hands. Connecting functional datasets with striking visuals, DH4 blends play and pedagogy in order to transport you to the future-world of digital art history.

Music + Food + Drink + Etc.

In between exhibitions, students can enjoy the music of DJ Collective, Soulection, which started at California State University, Long Beach. Co-founder, DJ Andre Power, and DJ Andres will be spinning 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.

Additional Details

Admission and parking are FREE for College Night attendees. Please bring your college ID. Reservations are encouraged. For more information on College Night at the Getty Center and to make a reservation, visit



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 Pacific Palisades.

The J. Paul Getty Museum collects Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts to 1900, as well as photographs from around the world to the present day. The Museum’s mission is to display and interpret its collections, and present important loan exhibitions and publications for the enjoyment and education of visitors locally and internationally. This is supported by an active program of research, conservation, and public programs that seek to deepen our knowledge of and connection to works of art.

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 Mondays, January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 3 p.m. 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.

Same-day parking at both Museum locations (Getty Center and Getty Villa) is available for one fee through the Getty’s Pay Once, Park Twice program. Visit the Museum Information Desk at the Center or the Villa to obtain a coupon good for same-day complimentary parking at the other site.

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