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Visual arts summer guide

Check out Metro's guide to visual arts this summer.

'Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City'

Through Nov. 4

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.

212-535-7710; $25

www.metmuseum.org

Saraceno uses large modules of metal and transparent acrylic to create a structure that encompasses and reflects the surrounding environment - the view from the rooftop of the Met. Visitors are in for an interactive experience as they climb the stairs and platforms up to 20 feet above the roof. The mirrored, interconnected shapes resemble soap bubbles and provide an unforgettable museum experience.

'Going Green II'

Through Aug. 14

Crossing Art Gallery

136-17 39th Ave., Flushing

212-359-4333; Free

www.crossingart.com

Art at the "Going Green II" exhibit features work from eight jury-selected artists who competed among 70 other submissions worldwide. Works range from sculptures to films and involve nature and the environment.

'Johann Christian Neuber'

Through Aug. 19

The Frick, 1 E. 70th St.

212-288-0700; $18

Frick.org

Johann Neuber specialized in creating small gold boxes accented with agate, jasper and carnelian. The collection consists of 35 snuffboxes, candy boxes and other accessories. Enjoy the Frick's luxurious items by Neuber prized in the Saxon Court and throughout Europe.

'Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha'

Through Aug. 3

Gladstone Gallery

520 W. 21st St.

212-206-7606; Free

www.gladstonegallery.com

The Art of Mano-ha focuses on the relationship between industrial objects and their surroundings. Mono-ha artists use objects such as glass, leather, wire and Japanese paper arranged on the floor, open to perception. The exhibit will feature works on paper and photographs that reveal methods relative to the exhibition.

'Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations'

Through Aug. 19

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.

212-535-7710; $25

www.metmuseum.org

Experience first-hand a simulated conversation between two Italian designers from different eras. Works by Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada from the 1920s to present include 100 designs and 40 accessories. Explore the seven themed galleries, which incorporate the Prada Archive as well as other private collections.

 
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