High Museum Fees Help Create A “Culturally Segregated City”
July 25th, 2006

In the Daily News, David Jones of the Community Service Society criticizes the decision by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to raise its suggested admission fee to $20, starting next week. The Museum of Modern Art already charges $20, and the Museum of Natural History can cost $98 for a family of four. “More and more, New York is moving toward a city divided by income and class – a culturally segregated city, where many affluent people can afford cultural amenities, while many low-income families, largely minorities, are being priced out. This is unacceptable.” Major cultural institutions in other cities – such as the Getty Center in Los Angeles and (soon) the Baltimore Museum – have found a way to offer free admission.

By on July 25, 2006, 6:25 am
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3 Responses to “High Museum Fees Help Create A “Culturally Segregated City””

  1. Andrew Says:
    July 25th, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    The Metropolitan continues only to “suggest” a fee. Tens of thousands of tourists and other visitors who can afford this fee pay it. The rest of us who appreciate this magnificent, and, one would expect, increasingly expensive to maintain, museum, are still able to pay what we can afford.

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    January 8th, 2011 at 5:15 am

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    January 8th, 2011 at 5:53 am

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