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Meow Wolf Origins Revealed

November 29, 2018 at 5:51 pm
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Never been to Meow Wolf?

Come to Santa Fe and see what you’ve been missing.

In the meanwhile, however, MEOW WOLF: ORIGINS, the documentary about the group’s colorful history and exciting future, debuts today on screens from coast to coast.

https://originstory.mw/

Check it out, at a cinema near you.

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The Wolf Meows Again

January 23, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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Las Vegas, beware. Meow Wolf is coming.

(That’s Las Vegas, Nevada, not Las Vegas, New Mexico. Which is not to say that Las Vegas, New Mexico is not a cool place in its own right).

Hot on the heels of the unveiling of Meow Wolf’s expansion to Denver, we’re thrilled to reveal that a third permanent exhibition is planned, this time at Bugsy Siegel’s favorite oasis in the desert.

The new Las Vegas exhibit will be twice the size of the original here in Santa Fe (though smaller than Denver’s), and will anchor the city’s new Area 15 development. It’s hard to stand out in a city that boasts a castle, a giant pyramid, a Roman palace, a circus, and a volcano that erupt on the hour, but knowing the talents of the men and women of Meow Wolf, Area 15 should be equal to the challenge.

You can find more details here:
https://bestoflasvegas.com/article/meow-wolf-plans-expansion-to-proposed-area-15-in-las-vegas.html
https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/2018/01/18/meow-wolf-las-vegas-expansion/1046258001/
http://www.westword.com/arts/meow-wolf-las-vegas-will-open-in-2019-meow-wolf-denver-in-2020-9902725

And yes, tickets are already available:
https://lasvegas.meowwolf.com/

It’s true… Meow Wolf is taking over the world. I blame those Charter Agents.

((Comemnts allowed, on Meow Wolf only. Stay on topic)).

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Hey, Denver! Da Wolf Is Coming!

January 4, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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The Wolf is headed north. The Meow Wolf, that is.

It’s been in the works for more than a year, but today the news became official. My friends at Meow Wolf are opening a second location, right up I-25 from us in Denver. The new Meow Wolf will not just be a duplication of Santa Fe’s House of Eternal Return… for starts, it will be three times larger. But expect the same mythos, the same imagination, the same off-the-wall creativity.

The story is all over the news, so there’s no sense rehashing it here. Let me supply links:

http://theknow.denverpost.com/2018/01/04/meow-wolf-denver-art-gallery-opening-announcement-2018/171407/

http://www.westword.com/arts/meow-wolf-announces-plans-for-massive-permanent-exhibition-in-denver-9848033

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/meow-wolf-to-build–square-foot-permanent-exhibition-in/article_e923276e-4ec9-538c-b15c-4c5ef8b79802.html

http://kdvr.com/2018/01/04/art-collective-meow-wolf-coming-to-denver-with-large-permanent-location/

https://www.denverite.com/denver-meow-wolf-location-47239/

Plans are for ground to be broken on Meow Wolf Denver later this year, with the complex opening in 2020. But… TICKETS ARE ALREADY ON SALE! So if you’d like to reserve a space for the opening week at the new location, head over to https://meowwolf.com/ asap.

And do come visit Santa Fe’s original Meow Wolf while you wait.

((Comments are open, for discussion of Meow Wolf only. Please stay on topic)).

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Meow, Meow

December 2, 2017 at 8:15 pm
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Watch this space for exciting Meow Wolf news in the new few weeks.

I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.

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Meow Wolf Conquers Las Vegas

September 25, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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Meow Wolf invaded Las Vegas last weekend.

No, not the historic old railroad town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, where Doc Holliday and Hoodoo Brown once prowled the streets, but that gaudy newcomer in the desert, Las Vegas, Nevada.

As part of the weekend festival called Life Is Beautiful, Meow Wolf took over an defunct motel and redid the courtyard and all the rooms in their own surreal and inimitable style.

You can see some of the rooms here:
https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/arts-culture/see-21-interactive-rooms-at-art-motel-for-life-is-beautiful-video/

Alas, alack, I gather that Life Is Beautiful only lasted the weekend (life, it would seem, must go back to being whatever it is the rest of the year), and the Meow Wolf installation was only temporary, so if you missed it, you’re out of luck.

(I would have told you earlier, but I did not know myself).

There’s still plenty of time to come to Santa Fe and see the original Meow Wolf, however.

And if you can’t, well, cross your fingers — Meow Wolf may soon be coming to a city near you.

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Max Meows

May 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm
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Max Headroom visits Meow Wolf.

Could anything be cooler?

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Lovecraft in the Land of Enchantment

March 21, 2017 at 12:47 am
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We had a great time last week when H.P. Lovecraft returned from the grave to visit us here in the Land of Yig Enchantment.

If you missed it — shame on you — well, it turns out that HPL recorded a couple of segments of his “Ask Lovecraft” YouTube series while he was here in town.

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Seeing HPL at Meow Wolf was especially fun, since there are a couple of… ahem… decidedly Lovecraftian touches to be found in the House of Eternal Return.

If you ever get a chance to see Leeman Kessler perform as HPL, do catch him. It’s the next best thing to a shuggoth on your doorstep.

Meow Wolf at One

March 18, 2017 at 4:54 pm
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Meow Wolf celebrates its first anniversary today.

What an amazing year it’s been.

When we opened on March 18, 2016, the hope was that we would draw 100,000 visitors to the attraction annually. Instead Meow Wolf drew more than 400,000 visitors during its first year, and became one of Santa Fe’s leading attractions, revitalizing an entire neighborhood.

https://meowwolf.com/2017/03/first-year-numbers-post/

If you haven’t been yet, you really don’t know what you’re missing.

And rest assured… the best is yet to come.

Meow Wolf Gets Even Cooler

February 4, 2017 at 4:10 pm
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Just wanted to give the locals… and anyone passing through the Land of Enchantment… the heads up that Meow Wolf is open again. The attraction was closed from January 17 to February 1, alas, but for all the best reasons. Not content to rest on their (by now considerable) laurels, the amazing Meow Wolf collective decided to make the House of Eternal Return even cooler by adding some new rooms and revamping some old ones. So now there are even more secrets to uncover and portals to explore.

Come check it out.

It’s been an amazing year for Meow Wolf, by the way… less than a year, actually, since we’re still a month and a half shy of our first anniversary. You always hope for success when starting any new project, and when the project is as new and different and creative as this one, you cross your fingers and mutter a prayer to whatever deities you believe in. A year ago, as the Meow Wolf artists were madly pushing to finish everything before the scheduled opening, the hope was that we would be able to draw 100,000 visitors to the attraction every year. If we managed 150,000, that would have been occasion for celebration. Well, Meow Wolf hit that mark within the first three months, and by now, some ten and a half months since the opening, more than 400,000 people have visited the House of Eternal Return.

If you’re not one of them, hey, you don’t know what you’re missing. Meow Wolf has become the most Instagramed place in New Mexico, surpassing even White Sands, Carlsbad Caverns, and the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. And the reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp will blow your mind.

There has been all sorts of incredible recognition as well, even beyond the excitement and pleasure of all our visitors (especially the kids). In November, Meow Wolf won a THEA Award from the Themed Entertainment Association. https://meowwolf.com/2016/11/meow-wolf-wins-thea-award/ They will be collecting that in April at Disneyland. And the American Institute of Architects in Santa Fe voted Meow Wolf an award as well, for its fusion of art and architecture. http://www.aiasantafe.org/2016

It pleases me to observe that Meow Wolf is also reaching out to help other artists. Most recently, in the wake of the tragic Ghost Ship fire in Oakland that claimed the lives of 36 people, Meow Wolf has announced a hundred thousand dollar fund to help DIY (Do It Yourself) art and music spaces improve their venues and bring them up to code, so that horrors like the Oakland fire need never recur http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2016/12/13/meow-wolf-starts-fund-for-diy-artists-in-response.html (And in case you are wondering, the defunct bowling alley that houses Meow Wolf was brought completely up to code before opening, and is inspected regularly. In fact, the fire marshall was there two days ago, when I last visited, testing the ear-splitting fire alarm. There are smoke alarms all over the House of Eternal Return, much of it is fireproofed, and all of it is sprinklered. Wonders are wonderful, but we did all we could to put safety first).

All this success, all this coolness, all this good work… I can’t take credit for any of it, really. I am just the landlord. But I am proud to be associated with it. The artists and creators of Meow Wolf are an incredible bunch of people, and they’ve made Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the world a better place with their energy, imagination, and hard work.

And the best part is, they’ve just begun. Denver, Austin, Los Angeles, watch out for spiders and giant robots, you never know what might turn up on your doorstep.

The Big Meow

March 21, 2016 at 1:11 am
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Meow Wolf opened “The House of Eternal Return” with a roar and a bang last week.

We had a “small” (hoo hah) friends and family ‘soft opening’ on Wednesday. On Thursday was the Grand VIP Gala. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the doors opened to the public for the first time. Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, and the Handsome Family played. Wonders were unveiled, caves and treehouses and haunted mansions and space gates explored, refrigerators opened…

The reviews, I am thrilled to say, were uniformly raves. Here’s a few:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/21/t-magazine/mystery-house-santa-fe-george-rr-martin.html?_r=0

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/art/museum_shows/forever-home-meow-wolf-opens-house-of-eternal-return/article_4f72acf1-b0be-52d4-ad87-d8c48192ca78.html

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/meow-wolf-s-long-anticipated-exhibit-debuts-it-s-awesome/article_5110812e-cc53-54cb-b216-b2cf61c3ea91.html

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/meow-wolf-s-long-anticipated-exhibit-debuts-it-s-awesome/article_5110812e-cc53-54cb-b216-b2cf61c3ea91.html

I am told that 5500 hundred people visited the House on its opening weekend. Most of them went away smiling… especially the kids, who loved the place… but there’s plenty there for adults to enjoy as well.

Our hope is that Meow Wolf and the House of Eternal Return will be one of Santa Fe’s premiere attractions for many, many years to come. Come visit when you’re in town. I promise you, you’ve never seen anything quite like it.