CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art is filling a gallery with purple balloons piled 8 feet high, while inviting visitors to walk through the "immersive" art installation.
The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/QCUCym ) reports that guests may feel playful or disoriented in the balloon installation by contemporary British artist Martin Creed. Chief curator C. Griffith Mann says visitors will be able to follow the floorboards to find an exit if they get anxious.
The balloons will be piled in a glass gallery that recently held sculptures by Auguste (OH-goost Roh-DAN') Rodin. When the doors are opened and balloons spill out, museum guards will help replace them.
Staff members at the museum say the new display opening Sept. 30 is a nod to the new Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, which opens in October.