New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art settles $25 admissions fee lawsuit

Metropolitan Museum of Art officials said they were refining the Met’s admissions policies to coincide with next month’s opening of a new outpost, the Met Breuer. Photograph: Sylvain Sonnet/Getty Images.

SOURCE: The Guardian

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s entry policy will be spelled out more clearly, under a settlement of a class-action lawsuit that challenged the New York museum’s $25 “recommended” admission price. The 2013 lawsuit accused the Met of misleading visitors by implying that they had to pay the full amount. Museum officials denied the allegation.

Under the settlement reached on Friday, the $25 ticket price will be “suggested” instead of “recommended”. In addition, signs will advise visitors: “The amount you pay is up to you.”

Andrew Celli Jr, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said on Saturday the new signage “really opens up the museum to people of all economic levels”.

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