Back for its third and final season at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Listening Forest combines light, sound, and technical marvels to create an immersive world waiting for its final piece: you.
Designed by award-winning multimedia artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and open until December 31, the exhibition’s eight interactive installations each invite visitors to play with tools built for surveillance and transform them into instruments of connection.
From bridges of light carrying a stranger’s heartbeat to a multisensory wave of offered voices, in Listening Forest you’ll have the chance to use your hands, your voice, and even the afterimage of your own body heat to create family-friendly, fantastical experiences in the dark. And unlike a passive light show or display, you’ll be able to direct the forest’s response at every turn on this family-friendly walk in the woods.
Set to a custom soundtrack composed by electronic musician Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) and open during one of Arkansas’s best seasons, this really is an outdoor experience unlike any in NWA.
And, for those looking for a more personalized experience, Crystal Bridges also offers a North Forest Snow Globe Experience. Snow Globe guests enjoy VIP access to the Listening Forest exhibit and a private space to enjoy festive drinks, gourmet shareables, and a panoramic view of the illuminated North Forest.
The outdoor exhibition is open in the evening, Wednesday through Saturday, plus select Sundays during the holidays starting November 19. Adult tickets start at just $15 for museum members and are available online and at the gate. Advance reservations are encouraged.
Learn more about Listening Forest and get tickets at CrystalBridges.org/ListeningForest
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