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October 31, 2014

Getty Museum Hosts Annual College Night at The Getty Villa


Students Are Encouraged To Attend Wearing Togas

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 6:00–9:30 p.m.
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Villa


MEDIA CONTACT:   
Emma Jacobson-Sive
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6941
ejacobson@getty.edu

 

LOS ANGELES—Get your toga on at the Getty Villa’s annual College Night on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 6:00–9:30 p.m. when college students are once again invited to enjoy a free night of special tours, live music, food, and other activities at the Getty Villa, a recreation of an ancient Roman country house.

Students are encouraged to attend in togas—and to ensure authenticity, the Getty provides this video demonstrating how to properly wear a toga the ancient Roman way. Attendees will travel back in time as they explore the Museum's collection of ancient art, from the end of the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire, with special tours and talks led by Villa staff and docents, behind-the-scenes looks at conservation labs, and photo opportunities with Roman re-enactors in amazing Legio VI Victrix costumes. The night will also include portraits drawn by caricature artists, door prizes, DJ sets by Audiomoe, and free food and drinks, plus a cash bar for anyone 21 and over, food concessions and other surprises.

Admission and parking are free for College Night but a ticket is required. To reserve a ticket call 310-440-7300 or go online.
 
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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. It is closed Tuesday and most major holidays, open on July 4. 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 www.getty.edu/visit 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.

Additional information is available at www.getty.edu.
Sign up for e-Getty at www.getty.edu/subscribe to receive free monthly highlights of events at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa via e-mail, or visit www.getty.edu for a complete calendar of public programs.
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