Paintings tend to be a purely visual art form, but this museum exhibition is adding an additional sensory element to engage visitors in a new way. Soundscapes is exhibiting at the National Gallery in London, England from July 8th to September 6th, 2015. Renowned composers added an auditory aspect to existing masterpieces.
Six contemporary musicians created soundscapes for the museum exhibition, which recontextualized paintings with music and sound. This gave the pieces a new layer of beauty beyond the visual for guests to further interact with. Bringing in a new sense offers an entirely new experience, even for returning patrons.
Other museums in Europe asked people to engage with art in a new way by incorporating touch with tactile additions for the visually impaired.