With a name like Wonderspaces, I had high expectations for this pop-up museum and it did not disappoint. My friend, Virginia, and I went on Father’s Day because A) we aren’t fathers and had no obligations and B) we figured the holiday might make it less crowded (we were right!).
Described as a museum of extraordinary experiences, there are 15 exhibits from interactive art installations to virtual reality films, most of which have been seen at festivals like Burning Man, SXSW, and Sundance.
Several of the exhibits were more emotional than I was expecting, which I suppose is how art works — invoking the feeling you need in the moment. One titled On a Human Scale featured an entire wall of faces, which were connected to keys on a piano. When you pressed a key, one of the faces would come to life and sing a note. The more keys you pressed, the more people sang. No matter how you played or what key you pressed, every note consumed the room, in the ways that we all individually take up the space that is ours and go on to fill up larger spaces with more people — two versions of a whole.
I recommend going right before dusk so the pinks, blues, and purples fill up the exhibit. It’s magical.
What you need to know:
Dates: Ends July 30th
Address: Russell Parkway and Civita Blvd
Mondays : Closed
Tue – Thu : 12pm to 9pm
Fridays: 12pm to 11pm
Saturdays : 10am to 11pm
Sundays: 10am to 8pm