Metropolitan Extends Hours for Last Four Days of Alexander McQueen

by Daniel Haim

The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced extended hours for the final days of its extraordinarily popular Costume Institute exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. From August 4 to August 7, the exhibition will remain open to the public for extended hours until 9 p.m. The exhibition will also open an hour early for Museum Members, beginning on July 22, every day except Mondays.

Extended Evening Hours for Final Weekend

From Thursday, August 4, through Sunday, August 7, all visitors can enjoy added time for a last look at the exhibition, as well as at Anthony Caro on the Roof (weather permitting), on view on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden through October 30. The Museum, normally open until 9 p.m. only on Fridays and Saturdays, has added Thursday and Sunday hours until 9 p.m. during the final week of the McQueen exhibition. (The Museum normally closes at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays.)

Early Mornings For Members

For its Members, the Museum will open one hour early each day, except Mondays, from July 22 to August 7, offering exclusive access to the McQueen galleries from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. During these special hours, the Museum’s Petrie Court Café will also be open. Only the Museum’s 81 Street entrance and 80 Street garage entrance will be open for these viewings. The Museum will open to the public at 9:30 a.m. as usual. Throughout the run of the exhibition, Museum Members also enjoy express entry to the exhibition, allowing them to skip lines.

Monday Special Viewings

The Met Mondays with McQueen ticket program continues to offer additional hours on Mondays for special viewings when the Museum is otherwise closed to the public. Monday access is available from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $50 per person with entries on the half hour, and includes a free Audio Guide to the exhibition. Tickets are available at the Met, as well as in advance on the Museum’s website at

The exhibition, which opened on May 4, was previously extended by one week to August 7, and has so far drawn nearly 450,000 visitors.