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Peeing Colors, Ukraine

Peeing Colors, Ukraine

This next one isn’t a museum, but it probably should be in one (apparently it has graced a few art galleries, so I have no need to worry). If you find yourself with a desperate need to go to the toilet, it’s best you not walk through the central district...

Busy Beaver Button Museum, Chicago

Busy Beaver Button Museum, Chicago

I’m sad to admit this to the world but I have never stepped inside the Busy Beaver Button’s storefront on Armitage Avenue here in Chicago. I need to fix this problem. In the meantime, I can satisfy all my button needs by looking over their newly launched Button Museum website....

African Village in America, Alabama

African Village in America, Alabama

Next to two African American cemeteries is African Village in America, the home of Joe Minter and his wife Hilda of Birmingham (emphasis on the ham), Alabama. Standing since 1989 when Joe had a vision from God, the theme of the place is African-American history if you can get past...

Museum of Underwater Modern Art in Cancun, Mexico

Museum of Underwater Modern Art in Cancun, Mexico

Modern art has become so modern that it now needs to be displayed in a place few people go to…yeah, I’m talking about the bottom of the sea. In Cancun, Mexico artist Jason deCaires Taylor has an installation at the Museum of Underwater Modern Art. The “underwater” was included in...

Joe’s Scarecrow Village, Nova Scotia

Joe’s Scarecrow Village, Nova Scotia

If you lack a green thumb, then follow the footsteps of Canadian Joe Delaney. After many attempts to grow a garden in his Cap le Moine, Novia Scotia home, Joe and his son Chester planted a scarecrow garden. Travelers began to stop and admire their creations, so the garden grew...

Hollywood Museum

Hollywood Museum

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, the Hollywood Museum has a special exhibit on her life. Yep, it’s this weekend, folks. August 5, 1962. First of all, I had no idea Hollywood had a museum. Second, I grew up on the edge of Chicago surrounded by...

Ukiyo-e Small Museum, Japan

Ukiyo-e Small Museum, Japan

I’m sure this sign has gone viral meaning I’m not the first person to post a photo of it, and I probably won’t be the last. The Ukiyo-e Small Museum is open whenever the owner feels like it. What is ukiyo-e, you ask? It literally means “pictures of the floating...

Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas

Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas

I bet you didn’t know that October is Bat Appreciation Month. Or maybe you did. Who knows? There always seems to be something to appreciate…I mean a few weeks ago we were celebrating the octopus. Anyway, at the south end of the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas is a...

Lake County Discovery Museum

Lake County Discovery Museum

Is that a Picasso or are you just happy to steal me? 1950s Curt Teich Company Postcard from the Lake County Discovery Museum

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