About Us

FREE ADMISSION (FA) is a New York City- and state-wide Initiative, recently launched by Pat Nicholson, a born-and-bred New Yorker, who has challenged the Metropolitan Museum of Art's [the Museum's or the Met Museum's] policies for nearly two decades, and who, with FA as her venue, endeavors to educate New Yorkers [and especially the press, elected and appointed officials, New York employers/employees, taxpayers, residents, parents and guardians, students, faculty and senior citizens, to name a few] to what she in effect believes to be, the covert, in some instances, and overt, in others, failing of the Met Museum and City and State leaders and legislators to enforce contracts and laws providing New Yorkers free-of-any-charge admission to the Met Museum and as many as 12 other city-funded park institutions.  [see FA's Expanded Efforts section]   

FA is dedicated to providing New Yorkers the facts of their free admission rights so they can better participate in changing the admission policies of the City-funded, park-situated museums or organizations noted on its website. 

FA uses the Met Museum's admission policy as its starting point. FA will begin to report on the other 12 through blog posts.