Trick Art Museum @ i-City
You Can't Believe Your Eyes!

Trick Art Museum @ i-City

The ancient art of trompe l'oeil has been brought to Malaysia and is now on display at the Trick Art Museum, a recent addition to i-City's range of family entertainment activities in Shah Alam.

Here your eyes play tricks on your mind as two dimensional paintings have been skilfully rendered by artists to make them appear as three dimensional.

As you can imagine from this exterior shot, it is a fairly small museum with 8,000 square feet of space on two floors:

Trick Art Museum Exterior

The illusionism paintings have been divided into 5 themes:

  • Masterpieces
  • Egyptian
  • Marine Life
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Modern Classics

The optical illusions are created by the clever painting of shadows and action outside the perimeter of the picture frames. So for example in the painting at the bottom of this page, a tea-cup is painted on the wall outside the frame which gives the perception of reality to the scene. Well placed lighting enhances the 3D effect.

Traditional trick eye art is usually just for viewing and appreciation but, at this museum, visitor participation is required to obtain the full effect by posing alongside the paintings as you can see from this example:

Trick Art Museum trompe l'oeil

Photography is not only permitted, it is encouraged!

There are similar museums in Japan, Korea and Philippines among other countries but this is the first in Malaysia.

It is a great place to bring the children to spark their creativity and imagination and perhaps trigger an appreciation of art.

Trick Art Museum @i-City

Opening Hours and Admission Fee

The museum is open from 11am until midnight (1am during holidays).

Currently admission is free if you have purchased a Waterworld @ i-City ticket.

If not, entry costs RM10.

The next door building is the Red Carpet Wax Museum. Read details here.

How to Get There

See my main i-City page for a map. The Museum is located next to the 5D cinema on the same level as Old Town White Coffee.

Accommodation

Too much to see at i-City in one day? There is a budget hotel there with family rooms. Take a look at Agoda's website for room rates and availablity for this hotel and others nearby.



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