Loud and quiet in NYC

A metal apple, incongruously suspended in a glass box, perches quietly over translucent steps and cylindrical elevator that lure crowds to the burrow of early adopters.

Beyond the street noise uptown at the Met, a contemporary kente variation by West African master El Anatsui, hangs in the stillness of a gallery, translating the patterns of traditional textiles into a medium of recycled metal bottle tops.