November 04, 2013

Getty Museum Hosts Annual College Night at the Getty Villa

Students Are Encouraged To Don Togas

Tuesday, November 12, 2013; 6:00–9:30 p.m.
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa


MEDIA CONTACT:                 
Desiree Zenowich
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7304  

LOS ANGELES—The J. Paul Getty Museum will host its annual College Night on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 6:00–9:30 p.m. at the Getty Villa. Local college students are invited to enjoy a free night of special tours, live music, food, and other activities.

Students are encouraged to attend the evening dressed in a toga and indulge in the atmosphere of the Getty Villa, a recreation of a Roman country house. A video demonstrating how to wear a toga the ancient Roman way is available on the Getty’s YouTube channel at

Attendees can go back in time as they explore the Museum’s collection of Greek and Roman antiquities with special tours and talks led by curators and conservators, drawing sessions and art demonstrations, and photo opportunities with Roman and ancient Persian reenactors. The night will also include caricature artists, DJ sets by
Trackstars and free food and drinks, plus a cash bar, for anyone 21 and over, and food concessions.

Currently on view at the Getty Villa is the special exhibition
The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning, featuring one of the most celebrated discoveries from the ancient world. Also on view is Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor, featuring an over-life-size bronze statue of Tiberius (resplendent in his toga) damaged by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and brought back to life by Getty conservators.

Admission and parking are free for College Night but a ticket is required. To reserve a ticket call 310-440-7300 or go to:

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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 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–November 30, 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.

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