Brooklyn Museum is first in U.S. to sell art to help pay its costs

Sep 18, 2020
Some cultural institutions are facing severe budget shorfalls, but most have a surplus of art that can be easily converted to cash.
People roam around the entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Aug. 29, the day it reopened to the public after shutting in mid-March. The museum is preparing for a $100 million loss this year.
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