Up Late For Michelangelo

The British Museum’s Michelangelo show has been so popular the museum has stayed open as late as midnight to accomodate the crowds. “Youths in black carried their skateboards, iPods playing the British rave band Arctic Monkeys shoved into pockets. Elderly people leaned on their canes. In the dim light, thousands stood in silence to focus on the artist’s 90 drawings, ranging from Annunciations to Crucifixions to male figure studies.”