Met To Hike Entrance Fee 33%

In an attempt to compensate for an operating deficit that has been averaging $3 million per year, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is hiking its suggested admission fee to $20. The Met’s admission charge has always been voluntary, but the museum doesn’t go out of its way to call attention to that fact, and some are already complaining that the hike will discourage many lower-income individuals from seeing one of New York’s great museums.