Review: #PsychoBarn, #MetRoof

Today, April 19, 2016, is the opening day for a beloved event here in New York City: the unveiling of the art exhibition on the Metropolitan Museum roof. For the past 19 years, the Met has placed installations on its roof, where you can interact with large scale works of art, whilst having a bevvy and taking in the incredible view. If you are planning a trip to New York City between April and October, put the #MetRoof on your list of must sees.

This year, the exhibit is a house: Cornelia Parker’s “TransitionalObject (PsychoBarn)”.  It is re-envisioning of Edward Hopper’s paintings of local barns, which inspired the house in Hitchcock’s classic thriller, "Psycho". It’s called transitional object because, as the artist said in her talk at the press preview, she liked the idea of a transitional object in the psychotherapeutic sense: an object that helps you to wean from your mother.  (Or not as anyone who watched Psycho can attest.)

Here’s the New York Times art review but really, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Welcome sign to press preview
Artist sitting on her porch
Behind the house 
The human scale of the house

Closeup of behind the house

Artist talking with the house in reflection

Press clustered around the house 

Press and curators looking at house

The view south from the roof of a picture perfect day

Go! Have an allergen-free beverage on the #MetRoof and take in the beauty of the entire Metropolitan Museum.


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