We’re happy to welcome a clever new display created by Museum Exhibits Intern and Play Guide Sarah Oh, a junior in Industrial Design at RISD. How Many? How Much? challenges visitors’ eyes and teases their brains as they count and estimate the quantities of intriguing objects stacked and packed in the Museum’s atrium walkway window boxes. Sarah reflected on her creative process and her work with Exhibits Director Robin Meisner.
How did you choose your materials and how to display them?
What was your concept for the vibrant graphic panels you created to line the boxes?
What was the most challenging box? Your favorite box?
Visitors have been quite engaged since the display debuted, eagerly peering into boxes to figure out what the objects are and guess their quantities. A grandfather with his grandson commented, “You can see them on both sides – they really use the space beautifully!”
The boxes are paired with a hunt that challenges visitors to identify whole boxes based on a picture of part of their objects and a talk-back board that asks, “Do you wonder how many there are of something? What?”
Check back to see some of their wonderful responses, and thanks to Sarah for her beautiful work!