Following the leads of its fancy Manhattan cousins the Met and MoMA, both of which raised their admission to $25 earlier this year—suggested in the Met’s case—the Brooklyn Museum announced this morning that, effective this morning, its suggested admission rates will increase from $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and students to $12 and $8, respectively.
The $2 suggested admission increase will not affect the museum’s Target First Saturdays, when admission to the museum is free from 5-11pm on the first Saturday of the month. The museum’s last admission increase took place in March of 2009.
In a statement accompanying the announcement, the Brooklyn Museum’s director Arnold L. Lehman said:
Although we regret that the continued economic climate has made it necessary to slightly increase the suggested admissions fee at the Brooklyn Museum, our renowned permanent collection on five floors of gallery space and a superlative schedule of outstanding fall exhibitions make it one of the great cultural values in New York City.
Incidentally one of those outstanding fall exhibitions, Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, opens today, and you can see it twice (it’s a lot to take in during a single visit) for less than the cost of one trip to MoMA.