Met: Record Attendance for New Galleries

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced recently that 6.28 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 since the Metropolitan Museum began tracking visitor attendance more than 40 years ago. The total number of … Continue reading Met: Record Attendance for New Galleries

Metropolitan Museum Announces 5.24 Million Annual Attendance, Highest Since 2001

Attendance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art reached 5,240,000 visitors during the fiscal year that ends today, June 30, the Museum has announced. This is the first year since 2001 that attendance at the Metropolitan has exceeded five million. The number, which includes attendance at The Cloisters museum and gardens, ranks among the highest in … Continue reading Metropolitan Museum Announces 5.24 Million Annual Attendance, Highest Since 2001

From Richmond to Chicago, the Reopened American Wing

On my first visit to the reopened American Wing at the Met, I walked past rooms from Richmond, glass from Pittsburgh and pottery from Cincinnati. Nothing in the exhibit that day struck me as much as a Louis Sullivan staircase from Chicago, however. Perhaps with American on the mind, this was because there's no place more … Continue reading From Richmond to Chicago, the Reopened American Wing