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Indianapolis Museum of Art to charge admission fee

Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Indianapolis Museum of Art. Image by donna_0622 / CC BY 2.0

After seven years of free admission the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) – one of the largest art museums in the United States – has announced it will start charging visitors to view its renowned collection of African, American, Asian and European artworks. From April, adults will need to pay $18 to enter, and children aged 6 to 17 will pay $10. Charles Venable, the IMA’s CEO quoted a difficulty in budgeting as a reason for the admission charge. He said, ‘We want to make sure we are around for another 131 years‘. The museum will continue to offer free admission every first Thursday of the month from 4 to 9pm. Read more: indystar.com