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The Metropolitan Museum is showing Andy Goldsworthy on the Roof, in the The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. This show of two wood structures Goldsworthy built, called Stone Houses (2004) are shelters for two 13.5 foot tall columns of balanced stones that rise in descending size. You are not invited to enter these houses, but view them through the slats of the octagonal shelters. The setting on the Met’s roof is odd for Goldsworthy’s stone menhirs—he usually has more context for the work—but with Central Park and New York surrounding you, the experience is spectacular.

- Terri Cohn [Monday, August 16th, 2004]

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