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Artists are activists.

Artists are powerful. A force to be reckoned with. It’s a simple equation: more art, better world.

Getty Unshuttered is a free photo sharing app from the Getty Museum. It’s built to be a positive community for teen artists to raise their voices for social good. To inspire each other. To grow as artists.

What are you passionate about? What do you want to change? Snap it. Share it. Energize others to act. That’s a virtuous cycle, right?

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A museum made a photo sharing app?

We did. Why? Because we believe everyone is an artist and we wanted a place where they could gather, share, and learn. Is it going to compete with big social media apps? No. It’s not meant to. Were they built for artists? No, they weren’t. Unshuttered is different. It’s supportive and free.

Images projected onto the Getty Center, 2018 Unshuttered Live Event

Make the Getty your canvas

Every photo posted to Unshuttered before June 15 has a chance to be included in the Unshuttered live event at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles on June 26. We'll choose over 800 of the most compelling, eye-catching images to transform the museum's courtyard walls at our huge Unshuttered takeover party. It’s all to celebrate our amazing teen artists, and we want you to be there.

Download the app and start snapping today.

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Built for artists

Like and follow other photographers to help them grow, too. Get inspired. Build and share your own portfolio. The Unshuttered team at the Getty Museum is always on the lookout for great work and new artists to celebrate. Your work could be a “Pick of the Day” or wear our most exclusive badge, “Getty Artist.”

We can’t wait to see what you create. Download the app and join our community.

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Images projected onto the Getty Center, 2018 Unshuttered Live Event

Join us for one incredible night, June 26

On June 26, teens will take over the Getty Center for one night, as the museum becomes an eye-popping immersive showcase for photos from the Getty Unshuttered community. We’re celebrating the voices of teen artists from L.A. and beyond.

Interactive experiences, food, music, and more.

06/26/19, 7:30pm–10:00pm. Admission and parking are free! Get your tickets now. Supplies are limited.


A celebration of teen voices. Interactive experiences, music, free snacks, and more.


Wednesday, June 26th 7:30pm–10:00pm

One night only


The J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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Admission and parking are totally free!


If you are a SoCal-based teacher interested in bringing your students, you may qualify for transportation assistance. Please contact for more information.


This event is presented in partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts and inspired by Genesis Motor America.