The Newest Cherry to Top the Met is a Splendid Two-Way Mirrored Garden


This year’s Met Museum rooftop exhibit––poised in the center of The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden––is not as ostentatious as Jeff Koons’ giant balloon dogs from 2008, or Tomas Saraceno’s futuristic “Cloud City” structure from 2012, though it boasts a delicate, elegant appeal of its own.


A garden maze-modernist building hybrid, Dan Graham‘s “Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout” features the artist’s signature two-way mirrored glass walls set in curves of steel, snaking through Swiss landscape architect Gunther Vogt‘s lush ivy hedgegrows.


The combination creates a “visually complex environment” for viewers as it generates awe-inspiring, picturesque reflections of visitors and skyscrapers visible from the Museum’s peak.