WEST LOOP — The Wndr Museum is set to open to the public for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
The exhibition, 1130 W. Monroe St., has a variety of rooms with bold designs, lighting and other features that have made it a favorite for people to take photos for social media. Hordes of people have visited since it opened in 2018 — but it had to close at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
But the exhibition announced plans to reopen Friday with a touchless experience and enhanced safety measures.
When it reopens, the Wndr Museum will include “one-of-a-kind installations from artists, collectives and students locally and globally,” it announced on social media.
“We are proud to present this evolution of WNDR, the fruits of many months of creative exploration and our commitment to explore the latest in immersive and interactive technology,” Wndr founder Brad Keywell said in a news release. “This is a multi-sensory experience of creative inspiration, the joy of wonder itself.”
The exhibition will have more than 20 new installations, including the Flux Room, a 360-degree immersive experience created by Chicago-based artist SANTIAGOX.
Tickets must be bought in advance online. Free admission is available for frontline workers 11 a.m.-noon Saturday and Sunday. Frontline workers can email firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of their employee ID to receive complimentary admission.
Wndr Museum will have capacity limits to allow for social distancing. The exhibition is checking temperatures and will provide hand sanitizer, according to its website.
Visitors must adhere to COVID-19 safety rules, including wearing facing coverings and remaining 6 feet apart from other guests.
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