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.