Madeline Hollander
Hydro Parade
3 Jun – 17 Jun 2023
The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Madeline Hollander, Hydro Parade, Installation view, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2023, Photos courtesy of Jeenah Moon for the New York Times.

Water is all around The Met—in its iconic Plaza fountains, the water features that dot the galleries, and even beneath the Museum, where a network of natural springs flows alongside the Old Croton Aqueduct, the waterway that allowed New York to flourish. In Hydro Parade, artist, choreographer, and dancer Madeline Hollander takes inspiration from The Met's many water sources, staging a durational performance that travels a meditative, rhythmic journey around the Museum's water features. With a continuous stream of movement that flows between the galleries, Hollander connects the ancient waterways that lurk below the Museum to the buzzing activity within its walls.

Free with Museum admission

This program is made possible by the Arnhold Fund for Dance Innovation at The Met.