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LACMA, Less Late

The Wilshire Boulevard museum announces new hours.



    LACMA, Less Late
    Brant Brogan
    LACMA will introduce new hours on Sunday, July 1. Headline? Days'll start earlier and end earlier, for the most part.

    When you're a big institution a lot of the decisions you make tend to be set in stone.

    We'll get to the "stone" part of that sentence in a moment. But the big institution we speak of is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which pretty much held to a certain daily schedule -- save its closed day, Wednesday -- for a good long time.

    That is changing on Sunday, July 1. Now the museum will open an hour earlier each day -- "to better accommodate families and the many tourists who come to the museum" -- and close an hour earlier. So Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday are all 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The weekend hours are a bit longer at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. And Friday? That'll be the latest night of all; LACMA'll lock the doors at 8 p.m. (doors open at the new weekday standard of 11 a.m.).

    Oh, and foodies and beverage buffs? Ray's & Stark Bar'll keep later hours.

    And right. We mentioned "stone" before. If you're wondering when Levitated Mass will open -- that's the giant boulder that'll sit over a cement slot on the North Lawn of the Resnick Pavilion -- that date is Sunday, June 24.

    But sooner than that is the Muse Artwalk, a good way to visit with other art-loving smarties like yourself. Feel free to discuss the new hours amongst yourselves. The Artwalk is on Saturday, June 16.

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