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Up on the Roof April 16, 2017

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Timing is everything. We happened to go to the Metropolitan Museum on opening day of their new site specific roof installation. The Theater of Disappearance by Argentine artist, Adrian Villar Rojas was a curious joy to behold. Rojas, only 37, is the youngest artist to have this honor bestowed upon him. It is a 21st century installation created with digital imagery, 3d printing and mashups. Did I understand it all? Absolutely not – but I sure did enjoy it. If you are curious, here is a terrific, explanatory review of the installation. If you go to see it (thru October 29th), perhaps ordering a cocktail at the roof bar is a good idea.

The Cloisters October 28, 2012

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A branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters is located in beautiful Fort Tryon Park, overlooking the Hudson River. The museum and gardens are devoted to the art of medieval Europe. I love this place.  It is a quick trip on the A train and a lovely walk through the park.  On your way to the Cloisters, do not forget to stop and have a fabulous lunch at the New Leaf Cafe.  The cafe is a part of Bette Midler’s NYRP which is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City. In partnership with the City of New York, NYRP is also leading MillionTreesNYC – an initiative to plant and care for one million new trees throughout New York City’s five boroughs by 2017.  All proceeds from the New Leaf Cafe support New York Restoration Project’s mission of turning forgotten spaces into growing places.

Tomás Saraceno ‘s Cloud City October 3, 2012

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A visit to the Metropolitan Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden through November 4th will allow you to see Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno ‘s Cloud City.  This installation is fun, spatially disorienting and well worth your time.