Wonder Studio


Chrysler Museum of Art


Norfolk, Virginia


1,700 square feet

Completion Date

Summer 2018


The Chrysler Museum of Art’s new Wonder Studio is a family-friendly interactive experience. It is designed for people of all ages to immerse themselves in the world of art. The Wonder Studio, featuring themes related to the Museum’s Collection, blends analog art from the Collection with digital interactions that encourage visitors to think about how artists have portrayed the human body throughout time, and explore ways to create new, human-focused art. “The combination of digital technology with the works from the Chrysler collection places us at the forefront of museums,” said Erik H. Neil, museum director.

The Wonder Studio, located directly off Huber Court, includes three exhibits: 

The Studio uses a digital version of an artist’s easel that allows visitors to trace over and combine various works in the collection, projecting the finished art up on the wall for all to see and enjoy.

The Colorscape is a fully immersive experience that encourages jumping, dancing, and movement and responds to movement with multicolored moving projections.

The Artquarium, lets visitors climb into the space and get inches away from paintings in the Collection, seeing brushstrokes and other details that have never before been experienced.