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The 'Psycho' house on the Met's roof is cool, but can it outweird Hitchcock's at Universal Studios?

The 'Psycho' house on the Met's roof is cool, but can it outweird Hitchcock's at Universal Studios?

Take the elevators to the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and you will be greeted by the creepy sight of the house from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." Rendered at a shrunken scale, and constructed with wood harvested from an old barn, the structure strikes a decidedly dilapidated pose against the gleaming midtown Manhattan skyline in the distance.

"Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)," by British artist Cornelia Parker, is the latest commission for the museum's roof garden, which every summer features work by an international...

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