British Museum Stays Open

The Guardian reports that the British Museum is opening its doors until midnight for the first time to meet the unprecedented demand for its Michelangelo exhibition. More than 140,000 people have visited Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master, since it opened at the end of March. Now the 247-year-old museum has decided to stay open until midnight every Saturday until the hit show closes next month. The exhibition is a study of the Renaissance artist's life from his earliest pen drawings to the late, haunting crucifixions. It reunites material not seen together since the posthumous dispersal of Michelangelo's studio in 1564. Irish Art