The Getty Museum’s annual College Night will return on Monday, April 15, 2024, from 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by the Getty Center in Brentwood. Free with a student I.D., the evening includes exclusive curator-led gallery tours, hands-on artmaking and craft stations, a KCRW DJ set and vocal performance, and free food and parking.

“Since 2006, we’ve welcomed thousands of college students each year from across Southern California to our sites for an exciting evening filled with art, music, food, and more,” says Greg Sandoval, senior public programs specialist at the Getty Museum. “Whether majoring in art, history, chemistry, or library science – all students are welcome and encouraged to join the festivities.”

In the Museum courtyard, KCRW’s SiLVA will spin beats throughout the night. A live performance by Native American artist and composer Elisa Harkins will take place at 8:00 p.m. There will be several visual keepsakes for students to take home, including a portrait-themed station inspired by pioneering 19th-century photographer Hippolyte Bayard, a drawing booth that captures guests in a digital composition in blue, inspired by Getty’s Drawing on Blue exhibition, and a variety of art-themed photo booths. There will be plenty of crafts to take home, including making beeswax candles and pulling prints with Forager Crafts.

Several exhibitions will be open to students, including Camille Claudel, Blood: Medieval/Modern, Hippolyte Bayard: A Persistent Pioneer, Nineteenth-Century,Photography Now, Drawing on Blue, and Mercedes Dorame: Woshaa’axre Yaang’aro (Looking Back). The West Pavilion will also be open, featuring some of Getty’s most treasured Impressionist works by Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Degas, and more.

Complementing the exhibition Blood: Medieval/Modern, artist Jordan Eagles presents Illuminations, an immersive environment that considers the legacy of the U.S.’s blood donation restrictions on gay and bisexual men.

Artist and educator Melissa Ferrari will present Relict: A Phantasmagoria, an experimental documentary performed with antique magic lanterns and hand-drawn animation at 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.

On the Garden Terrace, oversized games like chess, Connect Four and bean bag toss will entertain attendees while they enjoy a free meal and beverage. The Coffee Kiosk is open to purchase additional snacks or beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with cash or card.

The first 1,000 guests to arrive will receive a free College Night tote bag. Self-Help Graphics can silkscreen a special design commemorating the evening and guests can customize tote bags at Creation Stations.

Reservations on are highly encouraged. Please bring your college I.D.