NEW YORK.- Weather permitting, The Metropolitan Museum is opening The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, which offers spectacular views across Central Park to the Manhattan skyline, for the 16 days that artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s public work of art The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979–2005 is installed in Central Park. Visitors have a dramatic bird’s-eye view, from the vantage point of the Roof Garden, of this widely anticipated, extraordinary work of art and cultural phenomenon 26 years in the making. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates is presented in Central Park for 16 days, through February 27, weather permitting. The monumental project—the husband-and-wife artist team’s first temporary outdoor work of art in New York, their home of over 40 years—consists of 7,500 saffron-colored vinyl gates (each 16 feet in height and hung with saffron fabric panels) placed at 12-foot intervals over 23 miles of pedestrian walkways that lace the park. An exhibition documenting the evolution of the project was presented at the Museum from April 6 to July 25, 2004.
Roof Garden open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (weather permitting) except Monday, February 14.
Please use elevators off European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Galleries.