Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art

This summer, hundreds of thousands of visitors will walk through the doors of the Exploratorium to discover gigantic, fantastical, air-filled art works inspired by the natural world. The renowned San Francisco museum is partnering with art, design and visual culture blog Colossal to present something huge: “Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art,” on view May 26 – Sept. 3, 2018.

 Exhibit Information

“Inflatable” features the works of five innovative artists: Amanda Parer, Jason Hackenwerth, Jimmy Kuehnle, Shih Chieh Huang and design collective Pneuhaus.

Even visitors familiar with the Exploratorium will see the space in a new way. Massive air-filled, human-like figures will fill the building from floor to ceiling, making the West Gallery feel at times like a dollhouse. Visitors will be able to enter an inflatable camera obscura dome, offering a view of the world from the compound eye of an insect.

Visitors to the exhibition will contemplate the possibilities of combining art and science and the various, unexpected forms our world can take.

General Information

Special exhibits such as Inflatable are just another reason to visit to the Exploratorium, one of San Francisco’s iconic attractions.

The Exploratorium is conveniently located along the Embarcadero, near PIER 39 and the Ferry Building. Access to Inflatable is included with museum admission. Tickets may be purchased online or on-site during open hours. For more information on this special exhibit, and general information on the Exploratorium, please visit the Exploratorium online.