Most museum security guards get mad if you breathe too close to the art, but the Tate in London is asking visitors to smell, hear, and even taste paintings in a crazy new exhibit.
Now, it's not exactly what you're thinking. The so-called "Tate Sensorium" doesn't want you to start licking random Monet masterpieces. But they are trying to bring new ways to experience art. That'll involve stuff like binaural recordings (which create an eerie, immersive sound) and Ultrahaptics technology (which makes soundwaves you can actually feel with your hands). The museum is also on the hunt for a taste expert to add another sense to the experience. They're being pretty vague so far on what they want that pro to bring to the sensorium, but if it means you get to taste pizza and look sophisticated at the same time, we're on board. Look out for the exhibit this fall.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and has always longed to lick a Van Gogh. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.