Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michelangelo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle thinks Michelangelo the Italian master is totally radical.

Talia Avakian
January 26, 2018

Michelangelo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle thinks Michelangelo the Italian master is totally radical.

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently running an expansive display that showcases the scope and magnitude of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s works, and everyone's favorite crime-fighting comic book character stopped in to see it himself. 

“Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” is a historic exhibit that offers a window into how the 15th and 16th century artist created some of his most famous works – including the painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. 

Museum representatives tweeted about the visit on Thursday morning as Michelangelo made his way into the museum.

The exhibition includes 133 of the artist’s drawings, three of his marble sculptures, the earliest painting he created, the wooden architectural model he used for a chapel vault, and complementary pieces from other artists.

The exhibit also features Michelangelo's drawings for his friend Tommaso de' Cavalieri and a cartoon from the last fresco he created in the Vatican Palace.

Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The museum is offering after-hour tickets to the exhibit for a limited-time, which start at $125 and grant you next-day admission as well. 

The exhibit opened in November 2017 and will close on Feb. 12. While it ends before the museum's new admissions policy goes into effect, patrons should be aware that starting March 1, adults visiting from outside New York State will have a mandatory $25 fee.

You May Like