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?

3rdofmay:

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…

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