Most popular New York art exhibitions

This video from the USA is called Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Behind-the-scenes Tour with the Director.

From ArtsBeat blog in the USA:

August 17, 2010, 6:00 pm

Met’s Picasso Exhibition Is One for the Record Books


Pablo Picasso, you still got it! The Metropolitan Museum of Art said on Tuesday that its recent exhibition of works by that 20th century titan of creativity was its seventh highest-attended show in the museum’s history. The exhibition, called “Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art,” drew 703,256 visitors during its 17-week run from April 19 through Aug. 15, making it the museum’s best attended show since 2001. The Met said that the exhibition, which featured the museum’s complete Picasso holdings of some 300 examples of the artist’s painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics, drew as many as 10,000 visitors on some busy Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Still, it wasn’t enough to top the Met’s sixth most-attended exhibition, “The Horses of San Marco,” which drew 742,221 visitors over seven months in 1980. Maybe next time, Picasso.

The Museum said that its seven highest-attended exhibitions have been:

1. “Treasures of Tutankhamun” (Dec. 20, 1978 through April 14, 1979) 1,360,957 visitors
2. “The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci” (Feb. 7, 1963 through March 4, 1963) 1,077,521 visitors
3. “The Vatican Collections: The Papacy and Art” (Feb. 26, 1983 through May, 12 1983) 896,743 visitors
4. “Painters in Paris: 1895-1950″ (March 7, 2000 through Jan. 14, 2001) 883,620 visitors
5. “Origins of Impressionism” (Sept. 27, 1994 through Jan. 8, 1995) 794,108 visitors
6. “The Horses of San Marco” (Feb. 1, 1980 through Aug. 31, 1980) 742,221 visitors
7. “Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art” (April. 19 through Aug. 15) 703,256 visitors

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