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.
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.
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!
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.