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LACMA raises membership prices for first time in six years

LACMA raises membership prices for first time in six years
A view of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art campus. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Buying a membership at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has just gotten more expensive. Starting this month, the museum has raised the prices across most of its membership levels -- its first increase in six years.

The price of a basic, one-year individual membership has risen to $60 from $50, while the price of an annual membership for two people has jumped to $110 from $90. The membership levels come with a new perk that allows members to get a 30% discount on up to two additional general admission tickets on each visit.

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Student memberships have also gone up. The cost for an individual student membership for one year is now $30, up from $25.

LACMA said on its website that the increases are due to rising costs associated with an expanded slate of exhibitions. "Membership contributions are an important part of maintaining a balanced budget and continuing to engage the broad and diverse communities we serve," the museum said.

Memberships provide for free general admission for the year, plus a number of extra benefits. The annual dues for the level previously known as "Patron" has increased to $250 from $200, and has been renamed "Friend."

The annual dues for the levels of "Partner" and "Supporter" have remained unchanged at $1,200 and $600, respectively.

General admission to LACMA costs $15 per person, with special exhibitions sometimes requiring an extra fee.

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