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Very Like a Whale
Very Like a Whale

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Very Like a Whale

Shakespeare for Kids

The exhibition Very Like a Whale invites you to use your imagination! You'll see photographs, pictures, books, and other objects. Some of these things may look like something else, and some of them play tricks on your eyes called optical illusions. The title comes from a scene in the play Hamlet, in which Hamlet and a character named Polonius are talking about what shapes they see in the clouds. They agree that one of the clouds looks "very like a whale."


Choose from the links below to lean more about topics in the exhibition.

Prospero and Magic
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Photos and Reflections
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Art that Nature Makes
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Optical Illusions
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