Tuesday, December 16, 2014

IMA's Boneheaded Decision

It's kinda ironic that the following article appears just as the Indianapolis Museum of Art decides to impose an admission fee (albeit not until next April).

Yes, the IMA is #5 on the list of "19 Free Art Museums You Should Visit Over The Holidays".

The IMA is withdrawing from the ranks of such stellar collections as the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Saint Louis Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

The IMA tried charging admission last decade, and admissions dropped so precipitously that they gave up the experiment. How does that maxim go? Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it?

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Perhaps the IMA should do as the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art does and post a sign that since they are a non-profit entity the recommended entry fee is $15 and patrons may then choose to pay the recommended amount, less than that amount or more as they see fit.