The Exploratorium’s Summer Exhibit Will Inflate Imagination

A unique and eye popping exhibit will fill up the Exploratorium this summer featuring massive inflatables, both inside and outside of the museum. This isn’t a standard balloon-fest. These are monsterous-sized pieces of inflatable art intended to challenge perception using air and technology.

Honestly, we’re excited because it looks like bigger scale things seen at the Maker Faire.

The Exploratorium is partnering with Colossal, the art, design, and visual culture blog, to bring Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art to to the Embarcadero beginning May 26, with a special preview night for members on May 25. Colossal is working to plan a few family-friendly evening events during the exhibit, according to their blog post about the exhibit.

Four artists will be featured in the exhibit, including existing works by Amanda Parer and design house Pneuhaus, and site-specific installations by Jimmy KuehnleShih Chieh Huang, and Jason Hackenwerth. Work will take visitors into the art directly, imaging the perspective of a inspect, and bringing visitors into a glowing forest and other natural surroundings. The artwork will be both inside and out of the Exploratorium building.

Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art is included with admission and runs from May 26-Sept. 3.

Photo provided by the Exploratorium. Artwork by Pnuehaus. Photo: Cassidy Batiz

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