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This museum exhibit reinvents the 'funhouse'


by Natalie Grim

WASHINGTON (Circa) - You don't need to find a carnival to visit a fun house this summer if you live or visit Washington, D.C.

The National Building Museum's Fun House exhibit opens July 4 and puts an artistic- and interactive- spin on the traditional home.

Photo of Fun House by Noah Kalina

The exhibit is the first comprehensive museum experience from New York based art and architecture practice, "Snarkitecture." Fun House contains some of their more well-known environments as well as new additions just for the Museum.

Fun House is a sequence of interactive rooms and yards built in the Great Hall of the Museum. Fans of Snarkitecture will recognize their well-known pieces like Dig (2011), Drift (2012) and especially the popular pool of plastic balls reminiscent of The BEACH (2015-2017).

Snarkitecture was founded in 2008 by Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham, who were joined by Benjamin Porto in 2014. The story of Fun House conveys their work through the past ten years by showing their unique way of reinterpreting environments.

The exhibit is open until September, and visitors can purchase tickets for their one-hour walk through the Fun House now.

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