Weekly Photo Challenge: Scary Treat at Houston’s MFA

What a treat! Shadow Monsters at The Museum of Fine Art Houston

What a treat! Shadow Monsters at The Museum of Fine Art Houston.

It’s scary fun at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts — and a treat for all ages.  Just head to Cullinan Hall where three enormous screens above the theatrical stage transform moving bodies into genuine monsters!  Called Shadow Monsters, this interactive installation by British artist Philip Worthington lets ordinary non-scary folks like us watch as our giant silhouettes meld into monsters while we move and dance in front of the light.  (We hoped no one was looking.)

And stuff just grows.  Like long strands of spooky hair coming out of my head.

out of my elbow, stick up out of my head at Shadow Monsters, MFAH.

Strands of hair shoot out of my elbow, stick up out of my head at Shadow Monsters, MFAH.

Or spiky projections from crooks and bends of elbows and hands.

And with changes in stance come changes in appearance.  It’s Hollywood magic performed before your very eyes.

Don't know what's coming out of my hips while I'm taking pics with my phone.  But adding weight is scary anytime!

Don’t know what’s coming out of my hips while I’m taking pics with my phone. But adding weight is scary anytime!

So, treat yourself today at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Strike a pose. Hold your camera.  Grab a prop from one of the baskets on the floor.  But don’t be scared.  Just make a shadow!

Don't be scared sign:  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

For more information:

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005;  713-639-7300; mfah.org

Slideshow of Shadow Monsters: http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/shadow-monsters/

Closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

 

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Scary Treat at Houston’s MFA

  1. Amy says:

    Wow, that’s a creative fun treat! 🙂

  2. Tina Schell says:

    Wow, that looks so fun!! Makes one wonder how they make it happen?! Excellent choice for the week

  3. I’d be singing, “I’m so pretty.” 🙂 –Curt

  4. Fun photos, and I love your spooky hair, Rusha!

  5. Lynda says:

    Are you guys in Houston? this is a fun exhbiit! 🙂

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