Museum Attendance Down in 2010
By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 25, 2011 9:40PM
The Sun-Times reports that attendance at area museums and zoos was down 3 percent over 2009. Which probably explains the spate of free days that kicked off 2011 at the Art Institute and other museums.
The reasons for the decline are what else the economy. A leveling off at the Art Institute occurred last year after the '09 opening of its Modern Wing. You can also read the handy PDF of the attendance comparisons here.