CLEVELAND (AP) — The usually straight-laced Cleveland Museum of Art is showing show off another side of its collection.
A new exhibit open from Sunday through Nov. 25 is called "Work Number 965: Half the air in a given space." It involves a half room full of inflated 11-inch purple balloons, with museum visitors allowed to walk through.
Martin Creed created it in 1998 with white balloons and moved to other colors. It's now in the collection of the Cleveland museum.
It's displayed in a gallery enclosed in glass on three sides. The gallery overlooks the University Circle education and museum district and for the past four years has displayed sculptures by Auguste Rodin.
The museum calls the balloon display a "pivotal architectural moment" amid its $350 million renovation and expansion.