1. “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” at Metropolitan Museum of Art
There aren’t enough superlatives to describe this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the work of Michelangelo (1475–1464) in the flesh. While the lines to get in were long, and it was hard at times to get a peek at the master’s exquisite drawings, the brush with greatness was well worth any inconvenience.—Howard Halle
Through Feb 12.