The Metropolitan Museum’s rooftop is always a fun place to experience stunning views of the city, interesting contemporary installation artworks, and overpriced but oh so tempting drinks (making it presumably one of the few places in the city outside of gallery openings where you can enjoy drinks while appreciating artwork).
Big Bambû, an installation piece by twin brothers Doug and Mike Starn, opens on Tuesday and will be open through October. I’m excited to go see it when I’m home in NY in August.
Over the rest of the spring and into the summer, the Starns and their team will continue to build a 50-foot-tall bamboo lattice structure on the roof of the museum… Chaotic looking, but actually quite well-planned, the structure will contain ramp paths up into it, providing views out over the city from higher up than ever before from the Museum. Unfortunately, though, they won’t be allowing cameras (or anything else that could fall, get tangled, or whatever) up there :(
The New York Times has a nice article about the piece, along with a video report.