April 22, 2019

The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents College Night 2019: Dreaming in Color

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Valerie Tate
(310) 440 -6861
Getty Communications





LOS ANGELES—Enjoy a night exclusively for college students, designed by college students, at the Getty Center.

           The J. Paul Getty Museum hosts its annual College Night on Monday, April 29, 2019, from 6:00–9:00 p.m. College Night 2019: Dreaming in Color celebrates color – color in art and in our dreams, the science of color, and the possibilities of a more colorful future. Best of all, parking, admission, food, and more are all free!

           Students are invited to enjoy a night of DJ sets by Kronika, live musical performances throughout the museum galleries, art-making activities, and scientific experimentation. There will be free food, abundant tours, a cash bar, and surprises throughout the night.

            Featured exhibitions include Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography, The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts and Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters. In addition, the Museum’s permanent collection galleries will be open. Also, on view are favorite Getty masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s Irises, Rembrandt’s Old Man in Military Costume, and a special installation marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death.

            This year’s College Night was created with help from students from UCLA, Otis College of Art and Design, Woodbury University, Santa Monica College, Pierce College, Los Angeles City College, College of the Canyons, Cal State Channel Islands, and the New York Film Academy. The event features a variety of student-focused events:

           • Whitmania. Join UCLA’s celebration of American poet Walk Whitman’s 200th birthday with a special poetry                            bureau exploring color and Whitman’s progressive ideas about gender and sexuality.
           • Brainwave Art. Put on an electroencephalogram and let your mind do the painting.
           • “What I See Is What You Get.” Dream in color with this immersive interactive installation merging visual arts                         and AI created by students and faculty at Woodbury University.
           • Live-feed projection by Los Angeles artist Travis Flourney.
           • Cut Ups. Join this workshop to make Papel Picado, a traditional Mexican paper-cutting craft.
           • Figure Drawing. Use colorful pastels to draw from a live model. Artists will be on hand to guide you in                                   depicting lush drapery like that seen in the Renaissance painting Pontormo’s Visitation.
           • Dance performance by CONTRA-TIEMPO.

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


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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 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. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking rates vary. 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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