Houston’s newest art museum is a mind-bending kaleidoscope of light, color and sound.
Wormhole simulates a journey through space and time.
Like a gateway to another dimension, Seismique transports visitors from the pandemic era’s oft-bleak reality to a vibrant world of wonder. The experiential art museum, which recently opened in West Houston, comprises more than 40 installations spanning 40,000 square feet. Employing a multisensory approach to art and the way we experience it, Seismique incorporates technology into many of its offerings. Projection mapping, holograms, motion tracking and gamification are just a few of the elements utilized in the museum’s galleries. Designed to stimulate the senses and inspire curiosity, Seismique’s displays can be enjoyed by patrons of all ages.
The Color Portal serves as the entryway to many of Seismique’s other installations.
The interactive concept features works by several dozen artists, with installations ranging from Eden, a bold-hued Avatar-themed garden, to Venus, a handcrocheted life-size playground made to mirror the volcanic planet’s surface. Through some trippy form of optical illusion, Acid Rain welcomes guests into a room where they walk through water without getting wet. Over 1 million LED lights were used to create The Hub, a 70-foot spaceship filled with “calming bubbles” said to evoke a euphoric response. And for the social media junkies, The Color Portal is proving to be quite popular—the glowing neon pathway doubles as an Instagram haven and a major thoroughfare that leads to a bevy of other displays. A sensory overload in the best way, Seismique offers a welcome escape from our everyday realities. 2306 Highway 6 S., seismique.com
Artist Samantha Parker’s Flare is made of paper and plastic.
Photography by: from top, photos by: Christopher Brielmaier; Alex Montoya; Christopher Brielmaier