'Museums should be accessible': the backlash to the Met's new pricing policy

By Nadja Sayej

The decision to charge out-of-state visitors a set $25 fee has enraged many who believe the New York institution's ‘staggering wealth' should make access easier

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art introduced their pay-what-you-wish policy in 1970, Richard Nixon was president, Elvis Presley was alive and New York City saw its very first gay pride march.

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