Sunday, March 15, 2009

Museum cannibalism: Pricing out visitors - Modern Art Notes

Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes writes,
"Two of America's most esteemed encyclopedic art museums are looking to raise the cost of admission: The Philadelphia Museum of Art is asking the city of Philadelphia for permission to raise admission fees an unannounced amount. And yesterday the Art Institute of Chicago received city permission to raise the cost of admission 50 percent, to $18. The AIC is also raising admissions for students and seniors by 71 percent.

Just as young people, the middle-class and the less fortunate can least afford access to the great collections in Philadelphia and Chicago, their museums are making it harder for people to visit."

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