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ARTLENS Gallery Game Checklist

  • Gaze Tracker: Innovative eye-tracking reveals where a visitor focuses when looking at a work of art, increasing the visitor’s understanding of how an artist’s compositional choices influence how they look at art.
  • Express Yourself: This personalized experience is rooted in the aspiration that visitors can discover artworks in the ARTLENS Exhibition that are viewable in the primary galleries of the CMA, creating an engine to send visitors out into the larger museum to explore more. Facial-recognition technology reads how visitors react to art they are shown, and then sends visitors on missions throughout the museum based on their emotional reactions. It helps visitors broaden their palates, better understand their own opinions on art, and be affirmed that those opinions are valid.
  • Mashup: Visitors change the emotion of a portrait by making a face, and witness how a change in expression can change the meaning of an artwork.
  • Make a Face: Visitors are shown a portrait to interpret the figure’s emotion, then their facial expression is matched with another portrait. Visitors will see how meaning is created through facial expression in an artwork.
  • Body Language: Visitors guess the different emotions expressed by figures in an artwork by mirroring the poses of each figure. By matching gestures with emotions, visitors realize the narrative of an artwork through the interaction between the figures.
  • Strike a Pose: Visitors are prompted to mirror the pose of a character in an artwork, in order to truly feel the physical exertion of the movement and pose. Visitors can better understand the emotions of the figure through its gesture, as well as the contextual emotion of the artwork.
  • Hidden Meaning: Visitors use their shadows to uncover the meaning behind symbols in artworks, revealing how artists embed symbols in their art to represent nonconcrete concepts.
  • Symbol Sleuth: Based on contextual clues, visitors guess which symbol represents a certain theme in a work of art. Visual and thematic clues in a work of art can help a visitor deduce a symbol’s meaning.
  • Decode Symbols: From a selection of symbols, visitors guess which symbol goes in the area that has been blurred from the artwork. Visitors learn how symbols can transform the meaning of an artwork.
  • Purpose Discovery: Visitors decide how an unfamiliar object was once used by placing it on different parts of a mannequin. By looking at an object closely, a visitor can deduce its use.
  • Now and Then: Visitors guess the modern equivalent of an object from a range of options. The modern understanding of an object can differ from its contextual use.
  • Dress Me Up: A variety of wearable objects, from fashion statements and cultural wear to unfamiliar pieces, are on display for visitors to select and wear on their bodies. Visitors realize the functional purpose of unfamiliar objects.
  • Shape Seeker: Visitors reveal geometric shapes in an artwork to decipher the compositional arrangement of elements. Visitors see how the structure of a shape gives meaning to a work of art through its dynamism, stability, symmetry or asymmetry.
  • View Finder: Visitors explore works of art from the museum’s collection to find areas of focus and points of emphasis. Visitors uncover how artworks with multiple focuses are composed of separately identifiable elements that work together to enhance meaning and understanding.
  • Become an Artist: Visitors create an original artwork based on the color, composition or pattern of an artwork in the museum’s collection. By reinterpreting an artwork while maintaining its aesthetic integrity, visitors can better understand the composition of artworks with no central focal point.
  • Become an Artwork: Visitors generate a unique allover composition through a snapshot of themselves and based on works in the museum’s collection. Visitors learn how works of art can be composed of rhythm, pattern and repetition by using the palette of their own body and clothing.