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Yearly Attendence Tops 5 Million at NYC's Met Museum

Yearly Attendence Tops 5 Million at NYC's Met Museum

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Associated Press

July 02, 2010

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a popular place. Really popular.

Museum officials said Wednesday that 5.24 million people visited the museum in the fiscal year ending June 30. It’s the first time since 2001 that attendance has topped the 5 million mark.

The figure covers visitors to the site on Fifth Avenue as well as The Cloisters museum and gardens in northern Manhattan. It’s among the highest attendance numbers in the museum’s history.

The museum had more than 30 exhibitions over the past year. They included “Vermeer’s Masterpiece: The Milkmaid” and “Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Picasso exhibit opened in April and is running until Aug. 15.

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