The TILT Museum in American Dream Mall is like no other place I’ve been to before. On the one hand I’d describe it as an art museum since it features the most amazing mural paintings by Tracy Stum, world-renowned urban art master. But really it is so much more than an art museum!
The museum features paintings that are huge murals that create optical illusions. The scenes are so creative and so realistic looking. When you walk in, you see many paintings that extend from the floor up onto the wall. Often you need to take a picture to get the full brilliance of the scene.
Not only are visitors allowed to touch and go onto the painted scenes they are encouraged to do so. There are spots marked on the floor near each painting which points out where to stand in order to get the very best shot. There are also sample ideas in small near each scene showing some cool ideas of poses. But really there is no wrong and right, use your imagination and take really awesome and creative pictures.
Some of the scenes are sideways such as the Statue of Liberty’s head. In order to make it possible to get a shot which seems as if you are climbing to the top, you take the picture sideways and when you rotate it it creates an incredible effect. The same is with the space scene. If you rotate it after taking the picture it seems as if you are suspended in space.
The TILT Rooms create an effect where the floor is not straight and the illusion it creates is that on one side of the room the person looks a lot larger than the person at the other corner. It was fascinating to see identical twins at the two sides, one looking much larger than the other one.
The TILT Museum plans on featuring new pieces periodically from emerging artists in a residency program to keep it fresh and exciting.
Posted: August 8, 2021
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Garden Court-American Dream
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
General Admission: $20
Senior Citizen: $18
Valid for one TiLT Museum course. Groups are limited to four people.
Children 2 years and younger access Tilt Museum for free (restrictions apply).
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 25 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Monsey: 35 minutes