Into Neon? Immerse Yourself In Some Bright Art — In This Outfit

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Love a good light show, especially when it's of the neon variety? Us, too. And the current Hirshhorn exhibit, Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space, features a vast range of light and sensory art you won't want to miss. Showcasing five Latin American artists — Carlos Cruz-Diez, Lucio Fontana, Julio Le Parc, Hélio Oiticica, and Jesús Rafael Soto — Suprasensorial isn't modeled after your typical art exhibtion, where you walk around quietly, admiring the works but not really feeling them. Instead, most of the works here are interactive — pretty cool, right?
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Arguably the coolest piece in the exhibition is Soto's Blue Penetrable — thousands of strands of blue jump rope hang from the ceiling, and walking through it feels like you're going through a human car wash. The amazing part? You don't have to walk through this art piece in a straight line — moving backwards or sideways, spinning, or just standing in place lets you interact with the work in a variety of ways that are kinda amazing. Moving through the exhibition, you'll encounter a host of new sensory experiences, including maze-like rooms awash in colored light.
We were super-inspired after a recent visit, so we've concocted a color-happy ensemble that will look right at home inside the exhibit. How's that for a bright idea?
When: Exhibition runs through May 13.
Where: Hirshhorn Museum, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW; 202-633-1000.
From left: TopShop Sleeveless Drape Front Blouse, $60, available at TopShop; J.Crew Biella Metallic Penny Loafers, $248, available at J.Crew; Tolani Square Cashmere Scarf, $98, available at Piperlime; ModCloth Just Called To Say Hibiscus Bag, $47.99, available at ModCloth; McQ Alexander McQueen Pink Cigarette Trousers, $254.38, available at My Wardrobe.
Photo: Courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum/Lee Stalsworth
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