Attendance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s acclaimed exhibition, Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, topped the milestone mark of 500,000 visitors last weekend. In the nine weeks since it opened, the exhibition has attracted an average of approximately 7,000 people per day. The number represents more than one-third of the total attendance at The Met Fifth Avenue during the same time period.
This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition presents a stunning group of 133 drawings by Michelangelo -the largest number ever assembled, as well as three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting and his wood architectural model for a chapel vault. The works are on loan from 50 public and private collections. The exhibition is only be view through February 12th, so if you have not yet made plans, now is the time!