A new hands-on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum allows kids to create their own art using felt cutouts. “Nick Cave: Second Skin,” which was developed by branding and communications studio Faust, is comprised of a polygonal room with a floor-to-ceiling yellow felt wall. Kids and parents can pattern their own suits or simply stick the felt objects on, change their minds and do it all over again. This family-oriented exhibit is next to Nick Cave‘s new exhibition, a multi-sensory installation that takes museum-goers inside the world of the Cave’s imagination.
One of the most fun features of the “Second Skin” display are more than 30 child-sized, felt-wrapped, 3D forms that can be embellished by kids using the same felt cutouts they used to decorate the large yellow wall. These Soundsuit punching bags live in a room covered with kaleidoscope wallpaper designed by Faust and are designed to take actual punches, pushes and tackles from rambunctious youngsters. Think of it as art in action.