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

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

(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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