Museums

Analyzing the Art Newspaper’s Annual Museum Attendance Survey

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The Observer has had a look at The Art Newspaper‘s annual museum attendance survey, which comes out in the monthly paper’s April issue, and is available online now. What the survey, which lists attendance figures for 2011, tells us about museums in New York, and the United States, is compelling. Brazil’s and Japan’s audiences may in general be more avid museumgoers than those in New York, or Europe for that matter, but Alexander McQueen was a smash hit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum was a surprise winner with a Picasso loan show, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is on the rise. Let’s take a closer look. Read More