More Extra Hours for Met’s McQueen Mega-Blockbuster

07/12/2011 1:01 PM |

More opportunities to see these beauties.

  • More opportunities than ever to see these savage beauties.

In what may be a scheme to boost its numbers past Jeff Koons on the Roof to all-time attendance record-setting status, the Metropolitan Museum’s retrospective of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty, has had its hours extended again—previously the closing date was pushed back one week to August 7, and Monday hours were added for a steep fee—during the show’s final two or so weeks.

On Wednesday August 4 and Sunday August 7, when the museum would normally close at 5:30pm, the McQueen show (and Anthony Caro on the Roof) will remain accessible until 9pm, as they will be on the 5th and 6th as per regular museum hours.

Members not content to rub elbows with the plebes can catch the show at the very start of the day when, from July 22 to August 7, the Met opens the doors to Savage Beauty an hour early at 8:30am. So there you are, a couple more ways to see the show of the summer.