These articles raise a few good points about museum admissions and accessibility. Museums strive to be places accessible to everyone - an admirable goal, especially since museums come from elitist roots. But is the Art Institute truly accessible when they charge $18 for admission?
Also I think it’s interesting that it only covered art museums. I get that it’s an art blog so they are going to focus on art museums, but is there a similar trend in history, natural history, and science museums?
Over the course of two posts late last week and today, I’ve used recent data from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to posit this question: At what point should an art museum make general admission free to the public?
For example, LACMA derives about three percent of its revenue from…