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Met Museum Raises Nearly $3 Million Following New Admissions Policy 

March 20, 2019 - 11:08 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art says that they have raised approximately $3 million due to their new admissions policy. 

The Met had a pay-what-you-wish policy which was amended last year, now requires visitors from outside of New York to pay a $25 admission fee.

The city, which owns the building, struck a deal with the museum to turn over 30 percent of its increased admissions revenue, which will now be going towards 175 cultural organizations around the city, including El Museo Del Barrio and The Bronx Museum of The Arts.