Wow! and Aha!
The 4th of July (in the U.S. at least) usually means big, celebratory fireworks shows.
I love fireworks -- you can hear the crowds ooh and ahh as each new shell explodes and sends a splash of light across the sky. As people leave the show, many of them will exclaim "Wow! that was great!"
Fireworks are usually a "one and done" type experience. A big WOW while they are happening, but not much afterthought given to the experience. And that's fine.
|Echo Activity 2018 by Olafur Eliasson|
There is a visual (and often visceral) thrill in encountering Eliasson's artwork (WOW!) but then a need to step back and think about (or often, figure out) what's going on (AHA!)
It's nice to find (or create) a rhythm of exhibits and experiences in a museum so that there are plenty of Wows, but also many Ahas.
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