Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The wisdom of crowds

The Art Newspaper has released its annual report on most visited museums and exhibitions for the year. Alan Gibbs, whose sculpture farm exhibits one of sculptor Richard Serra’s masterpieces, won’t be surprised to know the artists survey exhibition at MoMA was the 4th highest attended in the world last year. Top place went to the Tokyo Museums The Mind of Leonardo (Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation, on loan from the Uffizi in Florence, attracted 10,071 visitors a day for 3 months) followed by Tokyo’s National Art Centre with Monet’s Art and Posterity. Top attended museums for the year? The Louvre 8,300,000 The Centre Pompidou 5,509,425 and Tate Modern at 5,191,840. Let’s hear it for contemporary art.
Read the full list here