Art installation, 'Cabinet of Curiosities,' shows off optical illusions at Union Station

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An installation called "The Cabinet of Curiosities" has been set up at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. (KABC)

An installation called "The Cabinet of Curiosities" has been set up at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

People strolling through the transit hub's historic west concourse will find a giant wooden box pockmarked with seven tiny holes. Those who peer in may either be impressed or unsure of what they've seen.

The Los Angeles-based art curator who had the idea considers the box a "throwback" to the late 19th century.

There were seven artists who created the installation, and each person ranges in experience. Though all were faced with the same space to work with - 2 feet by 2 feet and 6 inches in height - they each created unique optical illusions.

The Cabinet of Curiosities won't be at the station for long - it's shipping off by the end of the month.
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