Monday, July 26, 2010

Treehouse of Art

Each summer the Met has an art installation on the roof. On Friday and Saturday evenings they also have a bar. Enjoying a cocktail looking over Central Park and the fabulous views of Midtown is a great way to start the weekend.

This year the installation is one huge bamboo sculpture.

The sculpture grows each day as more pieces of bamboo are added by the artists and rock climbers. You can walk around among the pieces and you feel like you are in the middle of a bamboo forest. The canopy also provides lots of shade - welcome relief in the hot summer sun.

There are a few walkways up in the bamboo and the Met offers tours to climb up inside of the sculpture. We just enjoyed the bamboo forest from below - maybe next time we'll try to schedule the tour.