New Yorkers love strolling through museums. It’s an activity that is enjoyed not solely by its human residents; anthropomorphic turtles also know how to appreciate fine art.
Michelangelo, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, took a break from fighting crime on Thursday to visit an exhibit on the Italian artist who shares his name.
This morning we welcomed Michelangelo, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (@TMNT) at The Met. Our celebrity guest came to see the work of an artist who happens to share his name. https://t.co/jUPJhto7Xr #MetMichelangelo pic.twitter.com/YS7T5xZv9a— The Metropolitan Museum of Art (@metmuseum) January 25, 2018
Michelangelo Buonarroti created a few pieces you may have heard of, like the marble sculpture of David and the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Michelangelo (the TMNT) seemed to be a fan. The museum posted photos of him excitedly perusing at the exhibit and throwing his arms up at the sight of his own name. In the last photo, it even looks like Michelangelo is really taking a moment to appreciate the art.
The photo was an instant meme.
My 2018 aesthetic. pic.twitter.com/6BKvOW6Vjk— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) January 25, 2018
(This one is a Westworld reference.)
"it's a michelangelo"— David Wright (@DavidWright_7) January 25, 2018
"this looks nothing like me" pic.twitter.com/wxCWBCjTpL
The internet was clearly moved by the event.
this is my favorite thing ever https://t.co/A5cEWQ3eAR— Demetrius (@DemetriusHarmon) January 25, 2018
is it possible to have every emotion at once because i am having them? https://t.co/g6U7L4KinM— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) January 25, 2018
when ur a party dude but also a lover of the arts https://t.co/1ZDQ0aqaov— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) January 25, 2018
ok i think 2018 is back on track https://t.co/L2CVfBbStx— Sam Diss (@SamDiss) January 25, 2018
Who’s idea was this bc I applaud you https://t.co/epzGIWdEoQ— kaitlin. (@kaitlinvhowarth) January 25, 2018
This is why we have the internet https://t.co/3XW8atQG6u— Mattress Gabriele (@prof_gabriele) January 25, 2018
It's… It's so beautiful. https://t.co/669CqTZlF0— Anthony Carboni (@acarboni) January 25, 2018
More TMNT in art museums in 2018.