Top Attended Art Museum Shows in 2010

Results are in from The Art Newspaper’s 17th annual survey of art museum attendance figures, and it’s good to see such large figures.

Among the high numbers: The Metropolitan Museum of Art drew in 326,000 more visitors than last year; “Designing the Lincoln Memorial,” at the National Gallery of Art, attracted a total of 2.9 million visitors; and the Tokyo National Museum’s Hasegawa Tohaku show saw more than 12,000 daily visitors.

Top 10 Exhibitions:

  1. “Hasegawa Tohaku,” Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo
  2. “Post-Impressionism: from the Musée d’Orsay,” National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo
  3. “Designing the Lincoln Memorial,” National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  4. “Hasegawa Tohaku,” Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto
  5. “Van Gogh: the Adventure of Becoming an Artist,” National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo
  6. “The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
  7. “Harmony and Integrity: Yongzheng Emperor,” National Palace Museum, Taipei
  8. “Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  9. “Marina Abramovic: the Artist is Present,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
  10. “Falnama: the Book of Omens,” Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington D.C.

Find the rest of the extensive list by clicking here.


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