Thursday, May 30, 2019

Priced out of museums in San Francisco

Photo: Liz Hafalia

Letter to the editor in Monday's SF Chronicle:

It’s nice to learn in “S.F. museums waiving fees for many” (Datebook, May 24) that San Francisco residents who receive public benefits will be given free admission to more than 15 city museums and cultural institutions.

However, those of us who struggle to pay high monthly rents and other expenses and who don’t receive public benefits might disagree with Mayor London Breed’s statement that “All San Franciscans, regardless of their income, should have access to the art and culture institutions that San Francisco has to offer,” since (as an example) it costs two adults $50 for regular admission to SFMOMA and $70 for admission plus the ability to see the current Andy Warhol exhibit.

Those prices aren’t accessible to average middle-class people living in a city well known for its art institutions.

Elliot Branca
San Francisco

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At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would be great if SFMOMA had some free parking. Normal people with families have no other option to reach the museum otherwise (no I am not going to ride BART and let a bunch of sickos molest my children).


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