Over the summer we headed over to Dumbo to check out an art installation. We chose a nice warm day because one of the installations also involved water play!
Please Touch the Art was designed by a Danish artist named Jeppe Hein. As the name suggests, it is designed to be enjoyed not just admired.
The first stop on the tour of his sculptures was one called “Appearing Rooms”. It was time for water play fun. Fountains shoot columns of water into the air to create walls and rooms. Although you are supposed to be able to move through the ‘rooms’ without getting wet, it is definitely not the key point of the exhibit when you have a 2 and 3 year old with you!!!
Tate loved another part of the art installation called “Modified Social Benches”. It consisted of 16 different benches. All different and abnormal in their own way. Tate found it fun to try and spot them as they are dotted around Brooklyn Bridge Park and to see how you could sit on each one. We didn’t get to sit on them all but Tate enjoyed the ones we did!
After all the benches, it was on to Jeppe Hein’s last installation: “Mirror Labyrinth”. The name really says it all!
After checking out all the art it was time to head back to Fulton Ferry Landing Pier to enjoy a yummy ice cream from Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory while waiting for the ferry back.