(Columbus, OH) I just visited the Columbus Museum of Art with a friend in Columbus to see their new exhibit, Optic Nerve. I’ve never seen a warning before viewing an art exhibit that warns:
“The following may cause headaches, dizziness or nausea.” My threshold for visual stimulation is fairly low, so I knew this exhibit was going to push me out of my comfort zone. I didn’t barf or get dizzy, but my eyes felt strained after one room of only black and white optic art. As my friend summed it up so well, “I felt like I was in a psychological experiment.”
How great when art can invoke not only an emotional response, but a physical response. The collection of Op Art from the 1960’s was a great example of a multi-sensory experience, chalked full of hands-on tools for testing your perception. And if you go check out Harri Kallio’s Dodo photos!
Kudos to the Columbus Musueum of Art and it’s 1400 volunteers that make it all happen!