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Exhibition at The Met Featuring an Unprecedented Number of Drawings by Michelangelo Reaches Milestone Mark of 500,000 Visitors

New York – WEBWIRE

Attendance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s acclaimed exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer topped the milestone mark of 500,000 visitors over the weekend.

In the nine weeks since it opened on November 13, 2017, 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. The exhibition is on view through February 12—just 22 more days, counting today.

To celebrate the milestone, on Sunday morning a catalogue of the exhibition was presented to a visitor by the show’s curator, Dr. Carmen Bambach, Curator in The Met’s Department of Drawings and Prints.

About the Exhibition
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 made possible by Morgan Stanley.

Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, Dinah Seiver and Thomas E. Foster, Cathrin M. Stickney and Mark P. Gorenberg, Ann M. Spruill and Daniel H. Cantwell, and the Mark Pigott KBE Family.

It is supported by an Indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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