3 Out of 4 Visitors to the Met Never Make it to the Front Door

From the New York Times:

Some days the first thing visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art see is the soaring neo-Classical Great Hall punctuated by Corinthian columns, niches brimming with flowers and the spacious information desk. Other days, they may glimpse the interior of the famous Temple of Dendur, with its ancient ruins and sloping glass wall looking onto Central Park.

Fifteen million people a year come upon these scenes without ever setting foot in the Met building. Instead, they visit the Web site, www.metmuseum.org, which provides a different view of the inside of the museum every day. These Internet surfers, from all over the globe, number more than three times the 4.5 million visitors who go to Fifth Avenue to the Met every year.

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