Met Drops Beloved Admission Token

After 42 years the Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to drop the use of its metal admissions buttons. The multicolored buttons, which started simply as tickets of entry, had become miniature icons. The museum said in a statement that the growing cost of metal made the continued use of the button unreasonable. While keeping the museum open for business is certain to be top priority for visitors, nostalgia will be unavoidable for those who came to love, and collect, the multicolored buttons.