Michael Lin’s Pentachrome debuts at the Met’s Great Hall Escalator

While visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will have to wait just a bit longer (i.e. an entire year) for the museum’s annual summertime roof garden installation to debut, another contemporary installation was recently unveiled in a very high-traffic public space at the storied Upper East Side institution.

On view since August 15, Tokyo-born Taiwanese artist Michael Lin’s Pentachrome, a sprawling work inspired by a pair of Chinese porcelain vases on view at the museum, is the first-ever site-specific installation commissioned for The Met’s Great Hall Escalator. Lining the walls flanking the escalator, Pentachrome aims to establish a visual connection

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