Metropolitan Museum Faces Lawsuit Over Suggested Admission

November 28th, 2012

The Metropolitan Museum is being sued and could face tens of millions of dollars of lost revenue.  According to a complaint filed November 14th, the “recommended” admission violates the Met’s lease terms with the city.  “The Met has engaged in deceptive practices”, according to plaintiffs Theodore Grunewald and Patricia Nicholson.  Admission and membership fees ($64.8 million in last fiscal year) account for more than a quarter of the Met’s operating revenue. The Met asserts that the lawsuit is frivolous, because the city had approved the policy. Read the article via Bloomberg