A Brooklyn Museum postcard (issued 1930–1945) (via the Boston Public Library's Flickrstream)

A Brooklyn Museum postcard (issued 1930–1945) (via the Boston Public Library’s Flickrstream)

Starting September 3, the Brooklyn Museum will be free for visitors under 20, while the suggested general admission fees for adults will go up to $16 (previously $12), and $10 (previously $8) for adults 62+ and students with valid ID.

In a statement released by the museum, Arnold L. Lehman, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum, explained how the move dovetails with the museum’s mission:

I am delighted that we are able to expand our access to younger visitors by increasing free admission for those ages nineteen and under. This younger audience segment represents the future of all museums, and we must do everything possible to make it easier for them to visit. At the same time, the economic reality of inflation makes necessary this modest increase in our suggested admission fees for other audience segments.

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic.

One reply on “Brooklyn Museum Goes Free for Those Under 20”

  1. This is really vague. If free admissions for those under 20 does not include special exhibitions then it is basically the same as it always is.

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