One of Western art’s most celebrated creators, Michelangelo Buonarroti is renowned the world over for his astonishing work in drawing, sculpture, and painting. Today a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, celebrates his rich legacy with 133 of his drawings, as well as examples of his sculpture, painting, and architectural work.

Dartmouth alumni, family and friends have the exclusive opportunity to experience this dazzling exhibition with commentary from Jane L. Carroll, senior lecturer of art history and Darrin McMahon, the Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History. An expert on Renaissance art, Professor Carroll will discuss the collection and the impact that Michelangelo’s work has had on the Western canon. Professor McMahon, who works on the history of genius, will discuss Michelangelo’s reception as a genius figure.

Because this is an intimate exhibition, only a limited number of guests are permitted in at a time. Please register for the time slot below that best works with your schedule, and note that while we have a limited number of tickets to the exhibition, the presentation can accommodate a much larger group. Check-in will be located at the main entrance of the museum at 82nd Street.

2:30 p.m.                     Group One registration - filled
3 p.m.                           Group Two registration - filled
4:15 – 5:30 p.m.         Presentation by Professor Jane L. Carroll and Professor Darrin McMahon
                                      in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
5:45 p.m.                     Group Three registration - filled
6:15 p.m.                     Group Four registration - filled

Alumni and friends                  $35
Young Alumni (2007-2017)    $25

The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

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This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations in partnership with the Dartmouth Club of the New York. To learn more about Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact us at 603-646-9159 or

The exhibition is made possible by Morgan Stanley.

Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, Dinah Seiver and Thomas E. Foster, Cathrin M. Stickney and Mark P. Gorenberg, Ann M. Spruill and Daniel H. Cantwell, and the Mark Pigott KBE Family.

It is supported by an Indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.