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Through floating sculptures, interactive installations, artist Tomás Saraceno invites YOU

Through floating sculptures, interactive installations, often with spiders and their webs, artist Tomás Saraceno invites you to think about the vibration that can only be heard and found in total darkness. A newly commissioned sensory experience, Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web, a 95-foot-diameter installation (the sensory experience in The McCourt) AND the gallery exhibition at the Shed in Hudson Yard. Give yourself at least 30 MIN to check-in for the safety waiver agreement and other instructions needed. Only 25 people are allowed in the Upper Level (45 ft above the ground) and 20 in the Lower Level per time slot. For those with Arachnophobia we don't recommend this exhibit. However, if you love science, it's a must!

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The Life of Cosimo I de Medici: Art Patron Extraordinaire

We must talk about selfies before diving into the Medici exhibit at the Met. Selfies are a type of portrait, and they have been in existence since the invention of mirrors. Even the word "selfie" has its origin in a misspelling of "self-portrait" which was coined by English painter Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1785. The first selfie was taken by Robert Cornelius on September 1839, using a camera he constructed himself. Why are selfies or portraits so popular? Selfies are a way to perform and express identity. They provide an opportunity for people to reclaim their voice, their reflections, and their representation.  Many of our contemporaries like Andy Warhol used selfies as his medium to further his career and fame....

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Examining Isolation Within "Ghost Forest"

Now, more than ever, there’s a temptation to represent the feeling of isolation. That wasn’t Maya Lin’s only goal in “Ghost Forest,” her public installation piece patiently placed in the center of Madison Square Park...

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