Free Museums, Happenings

Next Monday is College Night at The Getty Center

April 9, 2018 by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Getty Center Garden

The Getty Center. Credit: Nick Webb via flickr cc

Every year, the J. Paul Getty Museum hosts a college night, where students can enjoy a variety of free tours, performances, and interactive activities. College Night 2018: City of Artists is on Monday, April 16 at the Getty Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m., offering both free admission and parking with a valid college ID.


According to a release, special events will include performances from musician Madame Gandhi, all-women DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club, and Millennium Dance Complex. There will also be several exhibits created by students at Los Angeles area colleges. Guests can play Ideal Meal, a game from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts about making the perfect ramen, or check out Otis College of Art and Design’s #herstory, a student installation about women’s narratives. Other activities include a “participatory sculpture” titled Jellyfish,  VR and project mapping demos, and an activity via Dr. Barry Smith on how our brains link taste and shape.

Additionally, the evening will showcase student-designed costumes from UCLA’s David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design, and Getty exhibits Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World and Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography. Food and a cash bar will also be available.

Though college night is free, advanced registration is advised. You can do that here. And if you’ve never been to The Getty and are looking for a bit of background, check out our recent profile on the history of The Getty Center.