Friday, April 16, 2010

Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom

When I went to the city last July my main goal was to go to the roof of the Met. As in the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue. I love the Met. It is probably one of the best museums in the world and I am so lucky to be a 2 hour drive away. As many times as I have visited, I was never to the roof. It was to be a gorgeous day and it was my goal. It did not disappoint. Then again, when does NYC ever disappoint? It is only there to amaze and inspire. 


Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom
April 28, 2009–November 29, 2009 (weather permitting)
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

American artist Roxy Paine (b. 1966) has created a 130-foot-long by 45-foot-wide stainless-steel sculpture, especially for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Giving viewers the sense of being immersed in the midst of a cataclysmic force of nature,Maelstrom (2009) is Paine’s largest and most ambitious work to date. The latest in a diverse body of work, this sculpture is one of the artist’s Dendroids based on systems such as vascular networks, tree roots, industrial piping, and fungal mycelia. Set against Central Park and its architectural backdrop, the installation explores the interplay between the natural world and the built environment amid nature’s inherently chaotic processes.


It was quite a day, as you can see


I was awestruck to be honest 


why was this my first time here???????


you should always try to explore new things.......


It was my perfect day.....


the roof has seating and also light food and refreshments......


so if it is a nice day when you are in the city, consider the roof at the Met......





Museum Mission

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction."1

1Charter of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, State of New York, Laws of 1870, Chapter 197, passed April 13, 1870 and amended L.1898, ch. 34; L. 1908, ch. 219.
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028-0198
Hours
Monday: Closed (Except Holiday Mondays*
Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.**
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.**
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.**
(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day)
*The Main Building of the Metropolitan Museum—including its galleries and shops—will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the following Met Holiday Mondays:
Memorial Day May 31, 2010
**Please note that galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.
Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 
                               Rosemary

6 comments:

Kristin said...

Looked like the perfect day!!! Great photos! Thanks for sharing and happy weekend to you!

:) Kristin

Paris Pastry said...

I can remember when I watched it all from the roof of the Met. Seeing the park and those tall, elegant buildings was so amazing!

Merisi said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous day you had,
simply fantastic pictures! I am adding this to my list of must-sees on my next visit, thank you. I am at a loss to understand why I never went up there!

Thank you for the very interesting Demel article.
I loved it! Big merci!

Merisi said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous day you had,
simply fantastic pictures! I am adding this to my list of must-sees on my next visit, thank you. I am at a loss to understand why I never went up there!

Thank you for the very interesting Demel article.
I loved it! Big merci!

Merisi said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous day you had,
simply fantastic pictures! I am adding this to my list of must-sees on my next visit, thank you. I am at a loss to understand why I never went up there!

Thank you for the very interesting Demel article.
I loved it! Big merci!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fabulous photos, Rosemary! There is so much to see at The Met!

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