The Met museum is being sued for fraud, apparently they have been suggesting prices for people to get in for a some years now where entry is supposed to be free. Two members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are suing citing that the Met is robbing the public. Hit the jump for more.

Two members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are suing the venerable institution for fraud, the New York Post reports. What did the Met do to incite such ire? It featured the word “recommended” in too-small letters under the word “admissions” at its ticket booths.

This decision by Met administration, in place since the 1970s, amounts to one to “decieve and defraud” the public, according to the suit levied by Theodore Grunewald and Patricia Nicholson, who say the museum is tricking visitors into paying for something that’s free. The duo are demanding that the court bar the museum from collecting any fees, according to the New York Times.

Last year, the institution was in hot water when it raised its “recommended” fee to $25. Paddy Johnson at Art Fag City wrote in response, “if visiting the museum is a treat it should still be one many people can afford.”

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