With museums closed, here are 5 great online museum experiences
CHICAGO — A few advantages to digital museumgoing: 1. No lines. 2. No fees. 3. No alarms sounding when you venture a little too close to the item on exhibit.So below are five great ways to visit museums digitally during this resurgent COVID-19 pandemic.What’s behind this? The big Chicago-area museums have closed down again. With coronavirus rates in the state and region rising dramatically, museums operating indoors fell under a general state order that also shut indoor casinos, theaters and, at least according to the rules, restaurants.A person could question why a health club operating at 25...
TeamLab: Resonating Life in the Acorn Forest
COVID-19 Info: All visitors are asked to wear masks and use the supplied plastic gloves inside the exhibit. For more updates, check the official website https://www.teamlab.art/e/acornforest/If you thought the projection mapping art experience ofteamLab: BorderlessinOdaibawas cool, imagine experiencing it outside in a serene forest. Enter teamLab: Resonating Life in the Acorn Forest, inSaitama’sHigashi Tokorozawa Park.With a gentle nudge or breeze, each ovoid emits a calming sound that permeates throughout the forest.Though this one doesn’t focus on immersive projection mapping as Borderless d...
At the top of Mount Kanzan lies Chuson-ji Temple in northern Japan’s Iwate Prefecture. Housing the “Golden Pavilion” of the north, it’s a scenic spot that lets you experience a beautiful temple without the crowds and a few ancient surprises.Konjikido TempleThe highlight of Chuson-ji is Konjikido Hall, founded in 1124. The small building is covered in gold and often compared to Kinkakuji, the world-famous Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. It showcases several forms of art and culture from the period it was constructed, such as lacquer work, metalwork, and pearl inlays.Konjikido also houses the mummifie...