One Great Michelangelo Meets Another

The meeting of minds centuries in the making: Michelangelo, meet... err, Michelangelo.


New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently hosting a months-long exhibition dedicated to the grand works of Michelangelo—Buonarroti, that is, rather than Michelangelo, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. That didn’t stop the Met from staging a little meet-cute between Mikey and the works of his artsy namesake, though. Turns out a Mutant Ninja Turtle can appreciate more about New York than just a good slice.

If you’re interested in following in the footsteps of the bipedal turtles before you, the Met’s Michelangeo: Divine Draftsman and Designer is currently running until February 12. Just watch out for any crafty Foot Clan members skulking about when you visit.

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so did the Michael Bay version of TMNT die already? Or did the turtle Michelangelo shrink?