I’ve been a member of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art for years, and it’s a place I visit often when I’m back in New York.
Between the permanent collection, exhibitions and guided talks, there’s always plenty to see.
But since my visits generally happen in the summer, I always make a point to get up to the annual rooftop exhibition.
It’s definitely worth the elevator ride up, both to see the installation art selected each summer, and to enjoy spectacular views over Manhattan and Central Park.
It varies each year, and we’ve seen a lot of different installations. The cosmos from this past summer worked well in the space, the replica of the ‘Bates home’ from the classic movie Psycho was quirky, the alien exhibition wasn’t really to our taste.
Probably the favorite for the whole family was “The Big Bamboo”. Throughout its time at the Met, the artist continued to build a structure made from bamboo.
My kids were fascinated by this growing rooftop structure (as was I) that was destined to be recycled at the end of the rooftop season, generally running from May through September.
So when you’re in New York during the summer months and visiting the Met, why not swing up to the rooftop terrace to enjoy the art and the breathtaking views?