Last week, we shared an art opportunity with you. Hopefully some of you made it out to the LAArt Show.
It looks as if it was an amazing experience. This week, I have another opportunity for you.
My all-time favorite artist is MC Escher. His art, often times, is not as it seems.
The same can be said for the displays at Chicago Museum of Illusions.
According to their website, one can “Engage in over 80 astonishing and mind-bending exhibits that will shock your senses and puzzle your perceptions. Experience the unbelievable!”
I don’t even know which exhibit I would be most excited about. There’s an infinity room that offers people the feeling of infinite space and is a multi sensory experience.
There’s also a room where, once you enter, you appear to grow or shrink from one side of the room to the other. I kind of want to do this with my son.
He’s 6’3 and I am 5’7. I think I’d love the chance to be taller than him again.
This made me think of something Jason Momoa said. He stated, “some people we know in our lives come up to a crossroads, and they could go left or right and then end up in a totally different place.”
Seems to me, this is exactly how this room would feel. There’s an anti-gravity room, the rotated room and even a vortex tunnel.
According to their website, the Boucher Chair (pictured above), “It’s amazing how the perceived size of a person depends on the context which is suggested by the objects surrounding it. Explore the laws of depth perception and size as you take turns posing with this super-popular optical illusion.”
You know, they say we each have a doppelgänger out there in the world. Scary thought, huh?
Well, if you sit down at the clone table, you won’t see one of yourself. You won’t even see two.
You’ll see five! There are also holograms and optical illusions every which way you turn.
I don’t know about you, but the kid in me really wants to go to this museum. I can’t imagine being bored, but quite the opposite.
Each exhibit intrigues me more than the last.
So, if you’re in the Chicago area and you have either gone or plan to go, I hope you’ll share your adventures with us here at Her Blaze.
After all, being in Florida makes this a pretty difficult trip to make, especially during Covid.
Comment below and let me know your favorite exhibit. Also let us know if you have a museum like this in your area.
We’d love to share that with our readers as well.