Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer | New York by Rail

november, 2017

13novAll Day12febMichelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer (discontinued)(All Day) Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Event Details

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

There is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the work of a master at Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer.

Michaelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Photo by Amber Zhang

The great works of the Renaissance master Michelangelo are admired by many, but rarely seen in person. The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers New York City the chance of a lifetime; to see the blueprints for his greatest achievements through the exhibit Michaelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer.

Art historians widely consider Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) a towering genius in Western art. His peers nicknamed him “Il Divino”, or “the Divine One”, for his complete mastery of several artistic skills. Michelangelo was a master painter, sculptor, architect, and designer. His works convey powerful imagery that transports all those that admire it. His technique is unmatched. The works of Michelangelo continue to astound us to this day. Rave reviews of Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer convey how important this showing is for the New York art world.

“The must-see show of the season … an art historical tour de force” —New York Times

“A stupendous metaphysical-visual exhalation … Just go.” —New York Magazine

“Contains more masterpieces-per-foot than we might ever see in New York again” —WNYC

About the Exhibition

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer presents a large volume of the artist’s works. The exhibit showcases 133 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, and a substantial number of complementary pieces by other artists. This additional material demonstrates why Michelangelo is so highly praised. The complete series of drawings he completed for his close friend Tommaso de’Cavalieri and a piece of his last fresco for the Vatican are also included in the exhibit. Visitors will see works that vary in size, fame, and medium. The pieces are shown infrequently on public display because of their fragility and rarity, making this a truly unmissable event.

The exhibit will be open until Feb. 12. Do not miss the opportunity to experience Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer. Access to the exhibit is included with entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

How to Get to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Experience Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer via Amtrak to Penn Station—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!


November 13 (Monday) - February 12 (Monday)


Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028