Avatar Gets Its Own Museum Exhibit, Real Humans Welcome
You know that feeling you get when you watch a film and you just can’t accept the fact that, when the credits are finished rolling, your experience with this piece of fiction is over? I mean, we’re in the age of special features and specifically themed conventions, so a slew of movies do extend further into viewers’ lives. But what about something more immersive than behind-the-scenes featurettes, like a museum exhibit? I guess the real question would be, “Have you ever said anything like that about Avatar?” If your answer is yes, then I can’t save you from the comment section.
Nevertheless, New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center will be debuting Avatar: The Exhibition on February 16th, and it will run, or ride a Great Leonopteryx, through May 19th. While I don’t cut the film that much slack, James Cameron’s directorial process will almost always be more interesting than his movies to me. It’s like he exists on a level higher than filmmaker, but lower than “good filmmaker.”
Hear it from the man himself:
The exhibition will be a unique opportunity for people to learn more not only about how the film was made, but also experience Pandora in a much deeper way. Fans will be able to see in-person the workmanship behind the film, whether it’s how scenes are captured, or how a Na’vi costume was built first as a real-world garment then produced digitally.
I’m a sucker for a children’s museum and things like that, so I would definitely make it to this if I were anywhere nearby. But to go travel to Jersey, and have to experience all things Avatar, is one Neil Diamond song away from being my first circle of Hell.