In November 2015, after two years closed for extensive renovations, the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery marked its reopening with an immersive exhibition called "Wonder."
Exhibitions like "Wonder"—which drew more visitors in six weeks than the Renwick had previously hosted in one year—are on the rise, as institutions seek to capitalize on the promotional power of social media.
At the newly opened
Broad Museum in Los Angeles, visitors with pre-timed tickets can spend 45 seconds alone in Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrored Room," a mirror-lined space filled with an array of twinkling LED lights.
The installation elicits feelings of serenity and intimacy with the universe—and, according to The New York Times
, "makes for the ultimate selfie