Allusions to Alexander Calder, Big Bird, and lunar landings converge on the roof of the Met, via Oct. 31, in “As Long as the Sun Lasts,” a brand new sculpture by Alex Da Corte (above, disguised as Jim Henson). An inscription on the base of the piece reads “1969”—however Da Corte made it throughout the previous 12 months. The American artist explains the anachronism in poetic phrases: “I wanted to hearken back to the year Jim Henson brought the Muppets to Sesame Street, humans met the moon, and we took steps to a more equitable future.”

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