A Pakistani-born artist who has called Poughkeepsie home for the last 15 years has been recognized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met).

The 2018 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Cantor Roof Garden is being staged by internationally acclaimed artist Huma Bhabha who has a studio and residence in a building that served as a City of Poughkeepsie firehouse until the early 1970s. Although spacious, her studio is too small for her large-scale upcoming exhibit taking place at The Met later this year so the sculptures are being cast at a foundry in Kingston before being moved to the museum in Manhattan in March. While reluctant to provide details about the upcoming exhibit, Bhabha, who works primarily in sculptures, describes it as being "spectacular."

Bhabha was appointed by The Met in the summer of 2017 for the large project entitled "The Roof Garden Commission: Huma Bhabha, We Come In Peace" which will be on display from April 17 through October 28, 2018. In a statement from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibit was conceived by Bhabha in consultation with Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art and Shanay Jhaveri, Assistant Curator of South Asian Art, both of whom are with the museum's Department of Modern and Contemporary Art.

The exhibition is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies with additional support provided by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky. Information on the exhibit can be found at www.metmuseum.org

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