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Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Met Sets Attendance Record

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wikimedia Commons

Despite its well-documented financial struggles, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it welcomed a record 6.7 million visitors during the fiscal year ending on June 30. The museum tallied up visitors to its three locations—its main building on Fifth Avenue, the Cloisters, and the new Met Breuer. The institution has been struggling with a $10 million deficit that has led to numerous cost-cutting measures, such as voluntary buyouts to longtime staff members.

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