04/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Art Institute Increases Admission Price To $18

The Chicago Park District Board approved a 50 percent increase in the [Art Institute's] admission price -- from $12 to $18 -- at its meeting today. Under the plan, students and seniors will see prices rise from $7 to $12, a 71 percent increase.
The hike will go into effect after the museum's new Modern Wing opens in May.

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