Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Metropolitan Museum Announces Highest Attendance in 40 Years ~ 5.68 Million Visitors

Art Knowledge News - Posted: 01 Jan 2012 
artwork: Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress, autumn/winter 2010–11 - Courtesy of Alexander McQueen. Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce The exhibition is made possible by Alexander McQueen™ - On view at until 7 August at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 5.68 million people visited the Met during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. The number, which includes attendance at The Cloisters museum and gardens, is the highest recorded in 40 years. The total was more than 400,000 greater than in Fiscal Year 2010. “We are delighted by this extraordinary response to our collections and programs, especially in the context of ongoing fiscal challenges faced by both the Museum and the public,” said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO.

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