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Bronx Museum of the Arts Axes Admission Fees

And Noguchi Museum cancels admission fees through April 22
bronx museum Bronx Museum of the Arts Axes Admission Fees

The Bronx Museum of the Arts. (Photo by Jules Antonio/Flickr)

Beginning Thursday, visitors to the Bronx Museum of the Arts will not be asked to pay for a ticket. The institution announced today that it will get rid of its $5 suggested donation to mark its 40th anniversary.

The free admission is being sponsored by the New York Community Trust, a charitable group that funds a variety of programs and organizations.

“At a time when other New York City museums are raising their admission fees, we have chosen to focus on increasing access to the museum as a resource for our community thanks to the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York Community Trust,” Bronx Museum director Holly Block said in a statement to press.

Meanwhile, the Long Island City-based Noguchi Museum said today that it will nix its admission fees through April 22, to encourage people to visit its “Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City” exhibition, which has artists Natalie Jeremijenko, Mary Miss, George Trakas and Rirkrit Tiravanija providing proposals for the neighborhood.

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