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$18 for Art Institute?
ADMISSION MAY JUMP 50% | Less than three years ago, entry was free

By Dave Newbart
"Like Edvard Munch's famous work now featured at the Art Institute of Chicago, the museum's proposed admission fees might make you want to scream. The institute is asking the Chicago Park District Board to approve a 50 percent increase in the admission price -- from $12 to $18 -- at its meeting today. Under the plan, students and seniors would see prices rise from $7 to $12, a 71 percent increase..."


Joe said...

this is a wonderful trend. the plebs already have their own culture box.

kevin s said...

I will pay $50 admission to any major museum that promises to not hold a Monet, Manet, Picasso or Warhol show for the rest of its existence.