The Metropolitan Museum of Art has never catered to the late-night crowd, but on August 6 and 7th, for the last two days of its blockbuster exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,'' it will keep the show open until midnight. Having combed through the museum's records, officials there said they believe this will be the first time the Met has stayed open so late.
The exhibition, which chronicles the work of the British fashion designer who committed suicide last year at the age of 40, opened on May 4 and ever since its galleries have been mobbed, with people waiting in lines sometimes as long as two hours.
The museum has already extended the duration of the show twice, given access to members earlier in the day and offered $50 tickets to visitors who want to come on Mondays, when the museum is normally closed.
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