March 23, 2010

Getty Museum Hosts Annual College Night

Curator and Artist Tours, Living Sculptures, Live Musical Performance, DJ, and Much More

At the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Center
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

LOS ANGELES—The Getty Museum will host its annual College Night on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Getty Center. Local college students are invited for a night of free art, music, food, and live performances.

The evening will include an exclusive tour of A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans with exhibition curator Anne Lyden. Students are also invited to meet the artist Soo Kim, whose panoramic photographs of Reykjavík, Iceland, are included in Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim. In addition, a special chef guest speaker will be in the galleries speaking about the aesthetics of food in conjunction with the exhibition, In Focus: Tasteful Pictures. Students will also have the opportunity to see the landmark exhibition Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention.

Throughout the night, contortionists from Kinetic Theory Theatre will perform throughout the Museum courtyard. Other entertainment highlights include: a live band and DJ, a photo booth, and carnival- themed food stations. Information tables from a variety of local arts organizations will also be available.

Students will receive a free raffle ticket at check-in for a drawing that will include items from the Getty Museum store, as well as other fun surprises. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary, and a cash bar is available for the purchase of beer and wine (with ID).

Admission and parking are free but reservations are encouraged. Students will be asked to present a college ID upon arrival. For more information on College Night at the Getty Center and to make a reservation, visit

This year’s College Night was planned with help from students in The Museum: Culture, Business, and Education course at California State University, Channel Islands.

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Visiting the Getty Center
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