Monday, June 29, 2015

No money in the arts? High pay for NYC’s cultural leaders tops $1.2M a year

By Jennifer Smith

NEW YORK---New York City’s leading museums and performing-arts groups may be nonprofit organizations, but their top jobs offer pay and perks that many in the private sector would envy. Leaders at five of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions—the Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History—had compensation packages that exceeded $1.2 million in salary and benefits in 2013, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of recent tax filings for a dozen groups. [link]