Metropolitan Museum of Art Opens Interactive Roof Garden Exhibit

One sign of summer’s imminent arrival particularly cherished by New Yorkers is the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop exhibition. The Met unveiled the latest installment in its seasonal sculpture program on Tuesday with Tomás Saraceno’s “Cloud City,” and it looks like the 38-year-old Argentine artist will keep museumgoers enthralled, and a little bit dizzy, throughout the warmer months.

“Cloud City” rising 20 feet above the Roof Garden and consists of 16 interconnected modules made with reflective and transparent materials. Visitors can walk through the nonlinear, “habitat-like” structures for up to 20 minutes at a time for a lesson on “complex geometries and interconnectivity.” Just proceed with caution, as the alternately Lucite and mirrored surfaces can produce a disorienting funhouse effect. (Also note that this is the rare Met exhibit for which the museum “strongly encourages” wearing sunglasses to enhance your experience.)

“Cloud City” is open during regular museum hours through November 4.

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[Source: Met Museum]