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Art Museum Cancelling Free Sunday Admission for Families


Originally published 12:00 a.m., August 23, 2012
Updated 1:30 p.m., August 23, 2012

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will cancel its free-Sunday-admission-for-families program as of September 6 because tourists who, in the words of museum director Larry Feinberg, “could and would pay” are disproportionately enjoying that benefit. Instead, Feinberg said, starting September 6, the public will be able to get every Thursday, 5-8 p.m., for free as part of the Chase Free Thursday Evenings.

In addition, he said, the 25,000 school kids who visit the museum annually are given free passes with three punch cards, and all students K-12 are admitted free, as are college students and teachers at local schools, assuming they have the ID to prove it.

This story was amended on August 23 to correct the information about free admission on Thursday evenings.

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