New York has no shortage of world-class museums (MoMA, The Museum of Sex, etc.), but for a non-traditional museum experience, head across the Hudson. The TiLT Museum in East Rutherford, New Jersey puts visitors inside the art — literally.
TiLT launched in 2021 as the brainchild of street artist Tracy Lee Stum. Alongside a team of artists, Stum created 25 paintings that double as optical illusions. These artworks range from a snake-surrounded Chutes and Ladders to a Statue of Liberty primed to be climbed. Housed in the American Dream Mall, TiLT is a museum that lets you get up close and personal with any painting. Here, you don’t have to worry about crossing the velvet ropes and setting off any alarms — you can step right inside the artwork.