Visiting the venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City can be a transformative experience for any art lover. And best of all, it’s free.
But a lawsuit filed on Tuesday against the museum complains that most museum-goers have no idea that the “recommended” $25 entrance fee is nothing more than a suggestion.
The plaintiffs include a member of the museum, along with two Czech tourists who purchased single-day admissions. They argue the museum employs misleading signs and other techniques to dupe its 6 million annual visitors into believing they must pay to gain access.