We call on the Metropolitan Museum to commit to clear and unambiguous signage (in big letters) informing all visitors that its fee of $25 is only recommended and that any monetary contribution will be acceptable for admission.
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D.C. is a second-rate, second-tier city that will never be Paris or, indeed, the equivalent of any major European capital. That's may be bad for our civic ego but it's probably good for the country.
Many charitable foundations seem fixated on new buildings and organizations that can bear their names. The result could be a steady decline in the very institutions that define us as a culture.
The Brooklyn Museum understands that the public better served, when it allows its collection to be reproduced, remixed and disseminated in as many (non-commercial) ways as possible.
New York City's cultural institutions are on red alert in anticipation of cuts in government funding next year.
And that's not all....
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