Michelangelo paid a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Thursday, but no, of course it wasn’t the famous sculptor of “David” who died in 1564. In some ways, it was even more fantastic a visitor — Michelangelo of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame.
Michelangelo’s visit to the Met was occasioned by the museum’s “must-see” exhibit of Mr. Buonarroti’s drawings. “Our celebrity guest came to see the work of an artist who happens to share his name,” the Met tweeted, sharing pictures of the event:
This morning we welcomed Michelangelo, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (@TMNT) at The Met. Our celebrity guest came to see the work of an artist who happens to share his name. https://t.co/jUPJhto7Xr #MetMichelangelo pic.twitter.com/YS7T5xZv9a
— The Met (@metmuseum) January 25, 2018
One can’t help but wonder if Leonardo, Donatello, and Raphael — whose namesakes also have art in the Met collection — felt a little left out.