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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which first established admission fees in 1992, will raise the price of entry and parking fees to the city's prestigious museum of contemporary art beginning July 1.

Adult tickets will now be $5, seniors $4 and students 13 to 18-years-old $4, all up $1 from current rates. A family of four (two adults and 2 children under 18) will be $10 under the new schedule, up from $8.

Guided and unguided group tours will also increase by a $1 in each category: adults $5 and seniors and college students $4. In the same categories, unguided groups will be $4 and $3, respectively.

There continues to be no charge for students under 18 and their chaperones. Unguided groups of gallery members are also free.

Group tour fees will increase by $1. Elementary and high school groups that register with the gallery education deaprtment are free.

Parking rates will rise to $1.75 for the first hour, or any portion, and $1 for each additional hour, or any portion. The maximum will be $6.

Non-visitors will pay $2 per hour, or any portion, to a maximum of $20.

Members' parking rates will not change.

The fee increases have been installed to help offset increased expenses for the fiscal year 2002, according to a gallery press release.

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