Inside the Art Selfie Palace George R. R. Martin Funded | Insta of the Week

Santa Fe art collective Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return looks like a whole new goddamn dimension.

by Beckett Mufson
25 March 2016, 5:50pm

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Last week Santa Fe, New Mexico became host to a multimillion dollar art selfie palace created by local art collective Meow Wolf and partially funded by Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin. The 20,000-square-foot art space, a former bowling ally, is now called the House of Eternal Return, and is saturated with psychedelic patterns, light shows, sculptures, and high concepts perfect for elevated minds. It's also ideal for selfies, replete with James Turrell-inspired glowing backdrops, nerd nods to Dr. Who's TARDIS and the Iron Giant, and plenty of weird doorways within which to frame yourself.

Meow Wolf raised $2.5 million dollars for House of Eternal Return on Kickstarter and benefitted from a $3.5 million dollar purchase by Martin of the building which it now occupies. When the collective first made contact with Martin, they asked for pure financial assistance, Meow Wolf member David Enoch McPherson tells VICE. "He was like, 'How about I just buy the building, and that'll be my contribution?'" he says. "And he's leasing it to us for a super, super great deal."

See the space and read about VICE's Skype tour here, and check out some of the sweet, sweet selfies that The House of Eternal Return's thousands of visitors—including Neil Gaimon and Martin themselves—managed to snap.


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House of eternal return. Damn, Santa Fe, just, damn. Where are you @kyleronald #houseofeternalreturn

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Police call box. #drwho #note5

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See more of the House of Eternal Return on Instagram. Check out more of Meow Wolf's work on their website.

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