The 1.35M person attendance  to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s  summer special exhibitions yielded an economic impact of $908M to New York City, up $124M from the year before and $315M from 2009’s performance.


Of the four shows this summer,  661,509 people saw Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty 306,542 visited Anthony Caro on the Roof  183,553 saw Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective and 194,398 attended Rooms with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century.

Tourists were the heart of their museum attendance.  68% of the visitors traveled from outside the five boroughs of New York City, 42% of which were international visitors.