The Metropolitan Museum of Art Causes Controversy with Free Admission Deal

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Causes Controversy with Free Admission Deal

The Metropolitan Museum of Art said that starting May 1, tickets bought for admission to the museum could be used for a free visit to The Cloisters for the following week. The museum has done this promotion many times in the past. However the deal, which is said to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Cloisters, has some scratching their heads in consideration of the controversy over the museum's admissions policies.

We have told you before that many people were upset about the fact that the museum charges $25 for admission when the price is actually a suggested donation, meaning conceivably you could enter for free. The deal with the Cloisters would seem odd if entrance in the museum required no charge. A lawsuit over the confusing pay-as-you-wish deal at the museum will probably use this as fodder. 

[via Artinfo]

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