5. The Met Roof Garden Installation by Alex Da Corte

The view from the Met rooftop garden. As Long As The Sun Lasts by Alex Da Corte will be on view starting April 16, 2021.

The MET rooftop garden has a spectacular view and when there is an art installation it is all the more amazing to visit. As Long As The Sun Lasts by Alex Da Corte is the new roof garden commission set to open April 16. Expect a new type of monument, reconfigured for modern times evoking the utopian possibility of innocence and play during the uncertain feelings of today.

According to Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of The Met, “The installation, which the artist initiated as the pandemic first took hold of the world, evokes notions of uncertainty, nostalgia, sadness, and hope so inherent in our turbulent times. With this commission, Da Corte has created a work of art that meets the present moment and its challenges with the promise of optimism.” This site-specific exhibition will be open to view at The MET with ticketed admission to the museum.