We know that museums themselves would never do anything as "grim and venal" as "putting a pricetag on," or "monetizing," art.
That would never happen.
Wait ... hold on a second. This just in: the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts just sold a Hopper for $40 million.
Tough break for PAFA. I guess this will lead to its dissolution, a kind of nonprofit controlled liquidation, if you will. Donors will stop giving. And let's hope the surrounding counties hadn't agreed to a special tax for its benefit because, if so, man have they blown that.