The Toronto museum will also stop charging added fees for special exhibitions in an effort to increase and diversify its audience.
Thanks to a Knight Foundation grant, Miami-Dade County Public School students can now visit their local art museum anytime, for free.
The museum has devised a whole range of ways to entice visitors into shelling out cash for the hotly anticipated exhibition devoted to the late superstar.
The museum’s president announced that as of March 1, visitors from outside of New York State will be charged a mandatory admission, but will make tickets valid for three days.
The museum is in talks with municipal officials about potentially charging tourists a mandatory admission fee.
Starting on October 11, MoMA PS1 will be free for all New Yorkers for a year.
The question of whether or not art museums should be free tends to get people riled up.
On Thursday about 100 peeved archaeologists took over the lobby of the Louvre in Paris, blocking the ticket booths for nearly five hours and allowing visitors to enter the museum without paying admission.
In March of last year, the new director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Charles Venable, cut 29 jobs to relieve a budget problem. While the museum’s endowment is one of the 10 largest in the country, Venable apparently still believes more must be done to ensure the financial success of the institution, namely, moving from free general admission to $18.
Starting September 3, the Brooklyn Museum will be free for visitors under 20.
Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich of the commercial division of the New York State Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in parts of two different lawsuits today, deeming the institution’s pay-what-you-wish policy acceptable and fair.
Last week the Metropolitan Museum of Art sent out a press release about a new lease amendment signed by the museum and the City of New York. The amendment concerns the museum’s admission policy, which is currently pay what you wish, and once it was announced, all hell broke loose.