Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sitting in a Cloud on the Rooftop of the Met

Two weekends ago, I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to catch the last weekend of the rooftop exhibit "Cloud City" by artist, Tomás Saraceno of Argentina.  From the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website, "Saraceno has created a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project "Cloud Cities/Air Port City" is rooted in the artist's investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment."

From a distance, the sculpture looks pretty amazing. The juxtaposition of the reflective piece with Central Park and the city skyline in the background was pretty spectacular.
Getting up closer to the piece, it's really cool to see the city through the openings or "windows" of the sculpture.
This piece is so incredible and tall! On the Met's website is a great video of how they use a crane to get the piece on top of the rooftop. It's an amazing feat!
Looking up to the sky from the bottom of the sculpture.
There were lots of visitors to the exhibit since it was the last weekend. I've never seen the rooftop of the museum so crowded before.
Here is the view of Central Park from the rooftop!  So pretty! In a few weeks, the park is even prettier when all the leaves start to change color! Autumn is finally here!

1 comment:

  1. Lucky you to have access to such a great institution, great sculpture.


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