Thursday, March 21, 2019

Met Admission Fees Will Send $2.8 Million to Over 175 Local Cultural Groups

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Colin Moynihan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was allowed to change its pay-as-you-wish policy last year and charge out-of-state visitors $25.
The City of New York announced on Monday that $2.8 million it had received as a result of allowing the Metropolitan Museum of Art to change its admissions policy would be allocated to more than 175 other cultural organizations. Among the institutions that will benefit are El Museo del Barrio, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. “This agreement with the Met has paid dividends for NYC’s cultural community,” said the city’s cultural affairs commissioner, Tom Finkelpearl. [More]