Mark your calendars for College Night at the Getty Center, taking place this coming Monday, April 15, 2013. This annual event includes special presentations and curator-led tours, music, and food for university students. This year, the featured exhibition is:
“Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990,” featuring hundreds of drawings, photographs, architectural models, films, animations, oral histories, and more documenting how Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic, and creative capitals in the world.
Also on view are “Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto,” “In Focus: Ed Ruscha,” and “Looking East: Rubens’s Encounter with Asia,” as well as highlights from the Museum’s permanent collection, including masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, and others.
Graduate students will also have the opportunity to talk to internationally exhibiting artist Sam Durant of CalArts and Getty staff members to discuss the exhibitions, exchange ideas about the role of museums in representing culture, and learn about a day in the life of designers, curators, and other staff members working at the Getty. Interested students may RSVP at the Getty website, http://www.getty.edu/education/college/center_collegenight_2013.html