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N.Y. museum accused of duping customers into paying entrance fee, suit says

Plaintiffs want the Met to make clear that the $25 admission fee is only a recommendation

Visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA, and informally known at the Met) in New York can wander around the large museum and peruse its beautiful artwork absolutely free, but you’d never know that. At least, that’s what a lawsuit filed yesterday in a New York court claims.

According to plaintiffs—a member of the museum and two Czech tourists who purchased single-day admissions—MMA does not adequately disclose to plaintiffs that the $25 admission fee, posted at the entrance, is only a recommendation. The suit argues that the museum is deliberately deceiving the approximately 6 million annual visitors into paying the entrance fee.


Cathleen Flahardy

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