Alexander McQueen Exhibit the Most Visited Exhibition by The Costume Institute Since 1946

Art / Fashion / August 10, 2011

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Romantic Gothic gallery view of Angels and Demons collection
Courtesy Photo: The Met | Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Romantic Gothic gallery view of Angels and Demons collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced earlier this week that the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit, which closed Sunday at midnight, is the most visited exhibition organized by The Costume Institute since it became part of the Museum in 1946.

With 661,509 visitors during its May 4 to August 7 run, the exhibit also ranked among the Museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions.

The museum went to great lengths to accommodate as many visitors as possible by extending the run for “Savage Beauty.”

Later hours were added through midnight during the last weekend, and $50 tickets were implemented with “Mondays with McQueen” which allowed the public to see the exhibition when the Museum was normally closed.

“Savage Beauty” joins the Museum’s list of most visited exhibitions along with “Treasures of Tutankhamun” (1978), “Mona Lisa” (1963), and “Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art” (2010).


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August 10, 2011

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