Met will remain free, but could charge in the future
Update: This post has been edited to reflect that the Met admission policy will remain the same.
Little known fact: Contrary to popular belief and some really misleading signs, the Metropolitan Museum of Art didn’t actually have official sanction to make their own admission policies. Until now.
This morning, Mayor Bloomberg’s office disclosed the mayor’s involvement in an amendment to change the lease of the Met, meaning that the museum could charge patrons in the future.
The Met has maintained that it will continue with the current admission policy, which is free admission but a suggested donation of $25.
This mayor’s involvement comes in the wake of two lawsuits against the museum claiming that the signs posted at the front entrance mislead people into thinking that there is an entrance fee, when in reality it is a “suggested donation” for entrance. Say it with me, broke college students: “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”
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