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Museum Fraud?

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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3 Responses

  1. AF says:

    I doubt it’s fraud, but I can attest that the discouragement of paying less than the recommended amount goes beyond not making it clear that the prices are just recommended. You will get a lot of attitude if you try to pay less than the full amount.

  2. George Conk says:

    from the MetMuseum website

    Admission

    Fee includes same-day admission to the Main Building and The Cloisters museum and gardens. There is no extra charge for entrance to exhibitions.

    Recommended
    Adults $25
    Seniors (65 and older) $17
    Students $12*
    Members (Join Now) Free
    Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free

    To help cover the costs of exhibitions, we ask that you please pay the full recommended amount.

    Fair enough, it seems to me.

  3. David Bernstein says:

    My mom used to take an art class that went into “the city” each week, and the teacher always said to just give a dollar, “they have more money than they know what to do with.” (And indeed, the museum has to keep the vast majority of what it owns in storage, because it has no room to display it–it’s art would get more viewers if a private collector had it in his mansion).