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"Art is a 7-day-a-week passion": Reversing a 42-year-old policy, NY's Metropolitan Museum of Art will open on Mondays, starting July 1.

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art will open its doors on Mondays for the first time in 42 years, delighting both aesthetes — and tourists. The new hours begin on July 1, officials announced yesterday. 'Art is a 7-day-a-week passion, and we want the Met to be accessible whenever visitors have the urge to experience this great museum,' director Thomas Campbell said. 'Last year we had record-breaking attendance of 6.28 million visitors and yet were turning away many thousands more on Mondays, when we have traditionally been closed.'" -- Selim Algar, the New York Post

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