Let’s Kick-Off the Summer at The New Met Roof Garden Bar

 

 

 

Image Credit: The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Photo by Filip Wolak.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the reopening of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden and the Roof Garden Bar on Thursday, May 19. Visitors are invited to experience stunning views of Central Park and the New York City skyline while enjoying refreshments, including cocktails and wine, and light fare created by Bon Appétit. The Roof Garden Bar will be open on Sunday–Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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The MET Announces Lauren Halsey as Artist for Spring 2023 Cantor Roof Garden Commission

 

 

 

Lauren Halsey. Photo credit: Russell Hamilton, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles and New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that American artist Lauren Halsey has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Halsey will create a full-scale architectural structure imbued with the collective energy and imagination of the South Central Los Angeles Community where she was born and continues to work. Titled the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I), the installation is designed to be inhabited by The Met’s visitors, who will be able to explore its connections to sources as varied as ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s utopian architecture, and contemporary visual expressions like tagging that reflect the ways in which people aspire to make public places their own. The Roof Garden Commission: Lauren Halsey will be on view in Spring, 2023.

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The MET~ ‘Alex Da Corte: As Long As The Sun Lasts’ On the Roof Garden Opens April 16th

 

 

 

Installation view, The Roof Garden Commission, Alex Da Corte, As Long as the Sun Lasts, 2021 Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, photo by Anna-Marie Kellen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that Alex Da Corte (American, born 1980) has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The Roof Garden Commission: Alex Da Corte, As Long as the Sun Lasts will be on view from April 16 through October 31, 2021.

For The Met’s 2021 Roof Garden Commission, Philadelphia-based artist Alex Da Corte (born 1980) has created a 26-foot-tall kinetic sculpture featuring the beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird and the modern aesthetic of Alexander Calder’s standing mobiles.

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Héctor Zamora: Lattice Detour Arrives on the Cantor Roof Garden at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

 

Image via Press Preview Zoom at The Met Roof Garden

While the Museum’s doors have been closed to the public, inside has been buzzing with the excitement of new exhibitions and a continued celebration of The Met’s 150th Anniversary. On a recent Press Preview by Zoom, we were given a sneak peak of The Roof Garden Commission: Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour. The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reopen to the public on August 29th. (open to members on August 27th).

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Reopens August 29th

 

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reopen its doors on August 29th with three new exhibitions, including The Roof Garden Commission, Héctor Zamora: Lattice Detour.

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Alicja Kwade Selected to Exhibit on The Met Roof Garden, Spring 2019

 

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade has been selected to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden this Spring. Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot will be on view from April 16 through October 27, 2019.

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