This Houston Museum Has A Brand New Interactive Exhibit And It Is Magical
Can you walk through these swinging objects without getting touched?
MFAH has done it again with a new dangling, immersive exhibit. And this time, it can dance. The museum unveiled "William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects" this May and it will remain on display until September.
There are three parts to this new installation: Nowhere and Everywhere At The Same Time, No. 2 (what you've been seeing in all the pictures), City of Abstracts, and Diagnostic Gaze.
Nowhere and Everywhere At The Same Time, No. 2 encourages guests to venture into a sea of swinging pendolums. You have to weave in and out of the 200 stainless-steal plumb bobs movements to make it to the otherside without getting touched. Millennial bonus challenge: try to pose for a photo as you dance through the exhibit. Hint—there are a few sweet spots where, if you stand completely still, you won't get hit.
The City of Abstracts can be found on a large screen. And then, when you look closesly, you can spot yourself! But no worries, this mirror won't make you look fat—just long and twisty and totally unnatural.
At the Diagnostic Gaze installation, you can find a feather duster seated on a podium with these simple instructions: "Hold the object absolutely still." What happens next, is for you to discover yourself.
Tickets to the exhibit are $19 for adults, $16 for college students, seniors, and military, and free for children under 12. But if you go on a Thursday, entry to the museum is free and the exhibit is discounted at $10.
If you really want to get the full experience of this exhibit, the museum is hosting an "Art Crowd Party" for those in their 20s and 30s on June 7. There will be cocktails, light blues, and these crazy exhibits for $35.
William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects
Address: 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Why you need to go: Because you're sick of being told not to touch the art exhibits.