Art

Museum attendance got mugged by crime

Museum attendance got mugged by crime

Your front page article, “Art no longer a huge draw” (Jan. 16), provided numerous insights as to why attendance at museums is at an all time low. In reading Mary Carole McCauley’s article, I was reminded of my visits to the Baltimore Museum of Art back in the 1960s.

As a youngster growing up in a working class Baltimore County neighborhood, my dear mother believed it to be of the utmost importance to expose her children to the art and culture readily available at the museums of Baltimore City. Some of my most cherished memories are of the family treks to...

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