The “Key to NYC Pass” will soon be required to access indoor cultural venues as well as dining and fitness facilities.
New York City Museums
Against Celebrity, In Defense of New York
Moby and David Byrne are just wrong. New York may be many things to many people, but it is most certainly creative.
Judge Rules in Favor of Met Admissions Policy
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.
Manhattan Museums Play Monopoly
This week has been pretty huge for New York City’s museum community. Newly announced shake-ups mean that the Metropolitan Museum will be taking over the Whitney’s uptown Breuer building as the younger institution heads downtown to a new Renzo Piano-designed space. The Museum of Modern Art is buying the embattled American Folk Art Museum’s 10 year-old building down the block, a sale that has become necessary with the Folk Art Museum’s low admission sales and mounting debt, caused in part by the construction of the building. With all this property-buying and hotel museum-building, New York City has become a giant Monopoly board for art institutions. The question remains — who gets the railroads?