A Right or a Privilege? Artists Speak Out on the Met Policy

LAURA van STRAATEN, New York Times, March 1, 2018

The function of art is to teach us how to think so that we can challenge assumptions and structures, so I would argue that we need radical accessibility to museums now more than ever. Charging admission only keeps these "ironic points of light," as Auden called them, that give everyone hope, out of the hands of those that need them most. I'm a strong believer in the public museum model in the U.K., which grants free basic museum entry to everyone, local or foreign, rich or poor. Justin Brice Guariglia, New York