Cloud City – Go Now Before it Closes!

Cloud City
Image from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Cloud City is a magical sculpture on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  You might enjoy a visit to the museum for the chance to climb around in Tomas Saraceno’s  amazing construction of “interconnected modules” before the piece closes on November 4.

You need to stop at a desk on the 4th floor of the museum to get a ticket for the timed entry to the sculpture.  You must lock up all of  your belongings in a free locker (no cameras permitted) and you must wear rubber soles.

Image from Glenwood
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Once you climb into the Cloud City (which extends to 20 feet above the roof) things get weird.  There are all of these pod/rooms made of clear and/or reflective materials.  As you move between the areas you experience views of the city in beautiful new ways.  It can be a tad disorienting in parts because sometimes it feels as if you might be stepping out into the air instead of onto a floor. Sometimes it is difficult to tell walls from non-walls. Sometimes the floors move slightly.  It’s a mini-adventure on the Upper East Side!

Very fun. Seriously. Go!


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