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College Night at the Getty Center

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008
Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Politics and humor take center stage at the Getty Center with a night of art, music, free food, and radical talk just for SoCal college students.

At this special after-hours event, we invite you to:

  • Get into the political fray with a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. featuring political commentator Dan Savage and political artist Robbie Conal (see below for more on the panelists)
  • See how artists from Michelangelo to Degas made comedic fodder of their fellow humans in the exhibition A Light Touch: Exploring Humor in Drawing
  • Immortalize yourself on paper courtesy of wicked caricature artists
  • Team up with your friends on a scavenger hunt and vie for prizes
  • Enjoy free appetizers and soft drinks and pick up a pomegranate martini at the cash bar
  • Hang out with friends at an open-air convention featuring soundscapes pop-culture multimedia band RAWKSHOW and DJ Gautam Banerjee

About the Panel

Liz Warner from the Morning Show on Indie 103.1 moderates a discussion of art, politics, and humor with Dan Savage and Robbie Conal.

As a roving political correspondent for Real Time with Bill Maher, Dan Savage has his hand on the political pulse of America. For over 15 years Savage has written Savage Love, an internationally syndicated column read, loved, and hated by millions. When asked about his shift from providing relationship advice for the LBGT community into political commentary, Savage assures us that he'll get out of politics when politicians get out of our sex lives. Savage is also editor of weekly Seattle newspaper The Stranger author of four books, and proud owner of Ann Landers's desk. (That's right, the actual desk.)

College Night at the Getty Center is October 16

Even if you've never heard of Robbie Conal, you've probably seen posters of his art (which he calls "satirical counterinfotainment"). Realizing that arts institutions aren't always the best place to tackle public issues, Conal makes posters of his bitingly political paintings and runs around the streets, splattering glue in every major city he can get to. If someone sees one of his posters on their way to work in the morning and starts thinking about important political issues, Conal is happy. Urban music stars Ozomatli will play at the opening of Conal's career survey, No Spitting No Kidding, at Track 16 gallery in Santa Monica on Saturday, October 18.

Download the event postcard; post it at your school! (PDF, 168 KB)

Artwork by Robbie Conal

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Parking for College Night is free with valid student ID. See Hours, Directions, Parking for driving directions.


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