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NYC Confirms Metropolitan Museum Of Art Can Charge 'Discretionary Admission'

 
NYC Confirms Metropolitan Museum Of Art Can Charge 'Discretionary Admission'
Posted October 25th, 2013 @ 8:11am

(Jen Chung) P.S. The Metropolitan Museum of Art wants you to know that it can charge money for admission. Why? Well, according to a press release, "at the City’s request it has signed an amendment to its 1878 lease with the City of New York. The new amendment confirms and continues the 42-year-long agreement under which the Met and the City first established, and has since maintained, a discretionary admission policy for the institution."

The museum is currently fighting two lawsuits claiming that the institution is defrauding visitors by charging admission. A lawyer for one of the plaintiffs explained last month, "It's a violation of the statute that requires free admission to the museum five days a week and the lease that requires four designated free admission days."

Read More: Gothamist

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