April on Art...and Design
In South Florida and Beyond
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is
one of America's Greatest Treasures--
It should be open to everyone for whatever they can afford to pay
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of New York's greatest attractions. It also contains some of the best art in the world...Its treasures should be accessible to everyone without a fee (if they can't afford it)--not just "free" to those who live in New York City itself.
Furthermore, this $25 out-of-towner entry fee is not only wrong in terms of art itself, it is also elitist and regressive. The trustees are clearly stating that "art is for the rich" or "art is for who can afford it." The donors gave these treasures to the museum so the public could see them and not be excluded by this type of entry fee.
Finally, as I understand it, the irony is that these fees will not put a big dent in the deficit faced by the Museum. So, the trustees should find other ways to close the gap.
As an art lover and critic, I say -- LET'S FIGHT BACK!
Dear Art Lover: