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Getty Center’s Hours Shrinking, Parking Cost Increasing

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Is the Getty Center hurting for money or something? Given the huge amount of funding they throw around in research fields, acquisitions and grants, seems like cutting their open hours back and increasing the cost of parking isn’t exactly the most effective area to be making cuts. But what do I know, I was only a hack assistant at LACMA for a year or so and I don’t know much ’bout the business of running a museum.

I’m just bummed because the best part of visiting the Getty, for me, wasn’t the art, but that thing that art always strives to capture but never fully can: the sunset. And while with autumn on its way sunset will, eventually, fall within that 5:30 cutoff, I still am sad to see the late hours go. But hey, if that’s what’ll let them keep paying for those fancy climate-controls in the galleries so the paintings don’t disintegrate, well, then I guess it’s ok.

The new hours posted here…the old hours show up here and here, although I suspect the times on those sites may be corrected in a day or two.

Jesus Comes to the Getty: Free Screenings

getty.jpgIn a delicious blending of high and low culture, the Getty is screening Monty Python’s Life of Brian at 7:30 tomorrow night as part of a three-film “Imagining Christ” series this weekend. The two films bookending LoB are Buñuel’s Simon of the Desert at 4pm and a Canadian film, Jesus of Montreal, on Sunday at 4pm. You can make reservations for any of the three (or all) at the Getty’s site. Personally, I think Life of Brian is one of the funniest films ever made. And if the Getty crowd can rouse themselves to whistle along with the ending I’ll consider it a peak cinematic experience.

(tomsaint11‘s Getty shot used via a Creative Commons license.)