Thursday, September 30, 2010

Now, At the Metropolitan Museum

From now until October 31st at the Metropolitan Museum, the Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú exhibit can be viewed on the Rooftop Garden level. Scroll down for more information on this amazing display.

Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú exhibit.

Big Bambú: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop.
More about the Exhibition
Big Bambú is a growing and changing sculpture―a vast network of 5,000 interlocking 30- and 40-foot-long fresh-cut bamboo poles, lashed together with 50 miles of nylon rope. It will continue to be constructed throughout the duration of the exhibition. The first phase of the structure―measuring about 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 30 feet high―was completed by opening day, April 27. The artists and rock climbers are continuing to build up the eastern portion of the sculpture to an elevation of 50 feet. By summer, the western portion of the sculpture will be about 40 feet high. An internal footpath artery system grows along with the structure, facilitating its progress. The evolving state of the work is being documented by the artists in photographs and videos.
Visiting the Exhibition
Visitors are able to experience Big Bambú from the Roof Garden level, open to everyone during regular Museum hours, weather permitting, and to walk among a forest of bamboo poles that serves as the base of the sculpture. Alternatively, visitors are able to explore the artwork on brief tours led by Museum-trained guides. On the guided tours, held during regular Museum hours, weather permitting, small groups of visitors are able to walk along the elevated interior network of pathways roughly 20 to 40 feet above the Roof Garden. Tickets are required for the guided tours, and specific guidelines apply to those interested in participating. Please read them for details and requirements.
Tickets for guided tours may only be obtained in person and are available on a first-come, first-served basis with Museum admission at the Big Bambú Registration Desk, in the Uris Center for Education, located at the 81st Street ground-level entrance. Tickets are available twice a day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays, when the Museum is open to the public, and three times a day on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets for morning tours are released at 9:30 a.m. Tickets for afternoon tours are released at noon. On Fridays and Saturdays, tickets for evening tours are released at 3:30 p.m. There is a limit of one ticket per person, and tickets are nontransferable. All tour participants (other than children without identification) are required to present photo identification to obtain a ticket.

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