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New Installation 'Excavates' the Met Museum's Rooftop

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New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled the latest in its site-specific summer outdoor commissions yesterday, this one masterminded by French multimedia artist Pierre Huyghe, who is known for work that bridges the worlds of sculpture, photography, and ecological inquiry. If it sounds like heady stuff, it is: Set in the museum's Iris and Gerald B. Cantor rooftop garden, the installation aims to get visitors to think about nearby Central Park's geological history (some 450 million years) via an "excavation" of sorts atop the Met.

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