Tomás Saraceno's Cloud City on the Roof of The Met

Tomas Saraceno Sculpture Cloud City
“Ooh, Big & Shiny”

Argentinian-born Artist Tomás Saraceno has created a constellation-like installation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures, which are grouped in a nonlinear configuration.

Met Museum Front Tomas Saraceno

Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture and science. The interdisciplinary project “Cloud Cities/Air Port City” is rooted in the artist’s investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment. SaracenoCloud City  Sculpture Section Stairs
Interior Shot of Cloud City with Stairs

Museum guests wishing to physically climb up and into Cloud City can pick up a free, time-stamped ticket on the Museum’s 4th floor on the way to the the Roof (just ask the elevator operator to let you off). Guidelines for accessing/climbing the structure can be found at This Link.

Saraceno Sculpture Ticket Entry

Although we did not enter the Sculpture, Geoffrey and I enjoyed viewing and photographing it very much. Plus, you cannot beat the Roof of the Met for views of Central Park!

Saraceno Sculpture 2 Gs Reflection
Geoffrey and Gail Reflected in the Surface of Cloud City

Central Park Tree Top View
Tree Top View of Central Park Heading West

Cloud City will be on Exhibit Through November 4, 2012 on the Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Located at 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street). New York, NY 10028 Phone (212)535-7710 for Hours and More Information.
Saraceno Sculpture Cloud City Poster
Saraceno Sculpture Section 3
Museum Guests Climb Cloud City on the Roof of the Met

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