Surreal Photos of Contemporary Museum Visitors Interacting with the Ghosts of Art History

In the Night at the Museum film series, a security guard discovers that the artifacts on display come alive at night. Stories about ghosts and haunted exhibitions populate our urban legends, with the Smithsonian Institution and Merchant’s House Museum being two paranormal examples. Alexander Sokurov’s gorgeous film Russian Ark imagines “ghosts” inside the Winter Palace of the Russian State Hermitage Museum.