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Met Roof Garden: Lauren Halsey

The Roof Garden Commission- Lauren Halsey

Apr 18 @ 10:00 amOct 22 @ 5:00 pm

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York NY

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$25 (suggested), free/ages 12 & under

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Lauren Halsey’s site-specific installation for The Met’s Roof Garden accompanies stunning views of Central Park and Manhattan. Go inside the “Afrofuturistic, ancient, funkified spaceship” that draws structural inspiration from the museum’s famous ground floor Temple of Dendur exhibit, complete with columns and sphinxes, imbued with the collective energy and imagination of Halsey’s South Central Los Angeles community. Look for graffiti-like images and phrases, i.e. modern hieroglyphs in this full-scale architectural structure that reflect the ways people aspire to make public places their own.

The Cantor Roof Garden Bar opens on Thursday, May 18.

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