An Intimate Night with The Met

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Last night the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a private viewing of their two summer must see exhibits, Tomás Saraceno on The Roof Cloud City & Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. The cocktail event gave exclusive viewers an up close and personal look at two very different art styles; one embodying high-tech novelty, the other timeless class.

An al fresco example of participatory artwork, Tomás Saraceno’s Cloud City is located on the Roof Garden of the museum. This Bloomberg supported plexiglass and steel tour de force reflects the rooftops breathtaking views giving the masculine art structure its beauty. The jumbo size depiction of a molecule is climbable allowing viewers the capability of inserting themselves right into the artwork. Its jungle gym nature lures a hip, youthful crowd attracted to stimulating design.

The night also offered an elite viewing of The Spring 2012 Costume Institute Exhibition’s summer hit, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. Emmulating parallels in the works of renowned italien designers, Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, the exhibit provides a taste of european vogue from two different era’s of artful brilliance. The showcase features a collection of legendary ensembles paired with video footage from the designers themselves giving off the illusion that the visionaries are conversing with one another. 100 costumes and 40 adornments were pulled from institutes including the Prada Archive for the making of this summer showcase.

This particular event may have been closed to the public but the two exhibitions will be running all summer long. So check them out!



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