New Cornell Museum Director Implements Free Admission

January 10, 2013

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Ena Heller is the Bruce A. Beal Director of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. (Photo by Scott Cook)

It didn't take Ena Heller long to make a statement. Just a few months into her tenure as Bruce A. Beal Director of Rollins College's Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Heller announced admission would be free. To everyone. For all of 2013, the museum's 35th-anniversary year.

"Our mission is to expand everyone's knowledge of art," Heller explains. "What I've learned over the years is that a lot of people are intimidated by museums. If you can remove even one barrier, real or perceived, you want to. Admission is a barrier."

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