NYC museum to 'suggest' $25 ticket, rather than 'recommend'

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Posted: Feb 27, 2016 2:42 PM
NYC museum to 'suggest' $25 ticket, rather than 'recommend'

NEW YORK (AP) — The pay-what-you-like policy at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will be spelled out more clearly under a settlement of a class-action lawsuit that challenged the museum's $25 "recommended" admission.

Under the settlement reached Friday, the $25 ticket price will be "suggested" instead of "recommended." In addition, signs will advise visitors that "The amount you pay is up to you."

A 2013 lawsuit accused the Met of misleading visitors by implying that they had to pay the full amount. Museum officials denied the allegation.

Met CEO Thomas P. Campbell says the museum seeks to emphasize that it is "accessible to the widest possible audience."

A lawyer for the plaintiffs, Andrew Celli (CHEH-'lee) Jr., says the new signs ensure that the museum is open to people of all economic levels.