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Santa Fe’s eye-popping art space Meow Wolf is expanding to Washington, D.C.

Alex Wexelman
Dec 12, 2018 6:05PM, via Santa Fe New Mexican

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo by Sean Davis, via Flickr.

We’re not crying Meow Wolf. The Santa Fe-based arts group is really opening another location—this time in Washington, D.C., slated for a 2022 launch.

Previously, the art collective, founded in 2008, announced two other upcoming outposts of its immersive and interactive art installation, House of Eternal Return (2016), coming soon to Las Vegas and Denver.

Announcing the next expansion to the nation’s capital, Meow Wolf CEO Vince Kadlubek said in a statement:

Washington, D.C. is an international cultural powerhouse and an ideal setting for the evolving Meow Wolf story universe [...] Our intergalactic, transmedia story is rooted in a community of underdogs who overcome ‘The Powers That Be,’ and we will have something really special for all the fellow underdogs who seek a transformative experience when we unveil the D.C. chapter.

Meow Wolf was approached by the D.C.-based organization Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation with plans to expand to the neighborhood of Fort Totten. The Foundation is “committed to improving the quality of life for residents of the Washington, DC area,” according to an official announcement, and it hopes to achieve that goal with a three-level, 75,000-square-foot permanent art installation.

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