Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Beautiful Roof Installation at The Met

 Every year New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) commissions an artist to create a unique and physical installation on the Roof. It normally stays from Spring to Fall.

This year the artist is Lauren Halsey, a Los Angeles artist from the Crenshaw District - once called South-Central or Watts and now called South LA. It is home to a vibrant Black community and in years past, the most crime ridden area of the city.

She has created a contemporary Afro / Egyptian temple. The heads are all Black and most are relations of Ms. Halsey. Along the walls are documented experiences or icons of the district she grew up in (you can see the Watts Towers, cars, logos from the neighborhood and more. It is stunning. I kind of can't wait to go see it.

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