The Art Newspaper collates and collects museum attendance figures. For 2014, the top museum was the Louvre with more than 9m visitors. The most popular artist was Yayoi Kusama who draws crowds around the world:
Jeff Koons provided the Whitney Museum of American Art with a memorable bon voyage before the New York museum left the Breuer building for its shiny new home downtown. But when it comes to global exhibition attendance, last year belongs to Yayoi Kusama. The 86-year-old Japanese artist’s retrospective “Infinite Obsession” has been seen by more than two million people in South and Central America. Starting in Buenos Aires in 2013, her polka-dot and mirror installations drew huge crowds last year in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia, and visitors camped outside Mexico City’s Museo Tamayo, where the show ended in January after a marathon final weekend.