While some museums remain closed, there's a new art museum in northeast Austin that recently opened.
Wonderspaces is a permanent art museum featuring 12 art installations from artists around the world. Many of the works have been shown in festivals and fairs.
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The installations are interactive and feature light, sound, color and virtual reality. One installation uses infrared sensors to detect people's motion.
The goal of Wonderspaces is to make art accessible to a wider audience.
"To bring down that wall that divides that divides art people from non-art people is where we think we can complement the very vibrant art scene that exists in Austin," Wonderspaces president Jason Shin said.
Unlike other pop-ups and traveling shows that pass through the city, this one is here to stay.
To keep patrons safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, safety protocols are in place, including contactless check-in, temperature checks, social distancing, face mask requirements, hand sanitizer and a limited occupancy.
Wonderspaces spreads the 12 art installations across 2,500 square feet, allowing room for social distancing.
Adult tickets are $24. Students, seniors and military tickets are $20. Children (3-12) tickets are $15. Children under three are free.
The installations will rotate every few months, offering patrons a new experience each time they visit.
Currently the installations you can find at Wonderspaces include:
- Submergence by Squidsoup
- On a Human Scale by Matthew Matthew
- Myrkviðr by Yasuhiro Chida
- Levitate by Everyware
- Blooms by John Edmark
- Body Paint by Memo Akten
- Sweepers Clock by Maarten Baas
- The Last Word by Illegal Art
- Hoshi by NONOTAK Studio
- Dinner Party by Charlotte Stoudt, Laura Wexler, Angel Soto, Skybound, Ryot & Telexist
- The Immigrant by Michael Murphy
- Thank You Bags by Reed van Brunschot
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