Well I’m really late to the game but the City Museum is really amazing and incredible. It’s a predecessor to and in the vein of the amazing Meow Wolf and in the spirit of everything that The Vessel should have been but wasn’t. If you’re in St. Louis, you need to spend a few hours here, preferably when schools are not out for spring break as I experienced yesterday. They have adults only times as well which I recommend if you are an adult.
It’s really an inspiring place not only because of the art, but also because of the amount of trust and faith that it places into its attendees. While they clearly have safety in mind, there are many, many points through out this place where people could get hurt if they do something stupid or are not paying attention. So often these kind of places feel sanitized, where every possible risk is removed, so this place is really refreshing.
Also, interestingly—and maybe because it was overrun with spring break kids when I went—but I saw very few people taking selfies, perhaps because they were truly engaged and inspired?
Here’s some cameraphone photos, click any to enlarge.