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The Bread and Puppet Museum, Glover, Vermont

The Bread and Puppet Museum, Glover, Vermont

The Bread and Puppet Museum has absolutely nothing to do with bread and everything to do with creepy, traumatizing puppets. Like the nightmarish kind. Now located in a 150-year-old barn in Glover, Vermont, this giant mask and puppet collection originally breathed its first breath in New York City during the...

Volendams Cigar Bands Museum, Netherlands

Volendams Cigar Bands Museum, Netherlands

My great-grandfather had a cigar in his mouth from when he was a young man in his twenties until his death at the age of eighty. Something tells me he would’ve liked this next museum in the Netherlands, where you can find a house made entirely of cigar bands. Sixty-five...

The Stoogeum Museum, Ambler, Pennsylvania

The Stoogeum Museum, Ambler, Pennsylvania

Was not expecting this excellent tribute to the masters of slap stick comedy. I have watched the stooges since I was a little guy watching their two reelers at the YMCA on Saturday afternoons. This is a museum is totally dedicated to stooges memorabilia and souvenirs. Gary Lassin opened it...

Road Traffic Hall at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne

Road Traffic Hall at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne

As an architecture geek, this place definitely caught my eye. The Road Traffic Hall at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne is literally made of road signs, but there is even more interesting stuff inside. The building, designed by architects Gigon/Guyer, has two floors of exhibition space, where visitors...

Earth Room by artist Walter De Maria in New York

Earth Room by artist Walter De Maria in New York

I HATE CONCEPTUAL ART! Nothing annoys me more than some rich kid finding a broken chair or bicycle in a dumpster, painting it or something, and then calling it “art”. Thank you, Marcel Duchamp. Anyway, I do give credit to dedicated conceptual artist Walter De Maria. His long-term installation piece,...

Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

Surprisingly, this blog has not been to India, one of the most populated countries in the world. So of course they have a few interesting museums. New Delhi has several, but one sticks out. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum was founded by a local cartoonist and has a collection of over...

Sudha Cars Museum – Hyderabad, India

Sudha Cars Museum – Hyderabad, India

India is known for a few odd museums, like that one about toilets. The Sudha Cars Museum is the first and only handmade, crazy car museum in the world. It’s the brainchild of K Sudhakar, known for holding the Guinness World Record Holder for making the world’s largest tricycle. Finally!...

Franz Gsellmann’s Weltmaschine: the World Machine

Franz Gsellmann’s Weltmaschine: the World Machine

In the hills of southern Austria is a farmhouse outbuilding that is home to the Weltmaschine (the World Machine). What is this, you ask? The creator of the machine, Franz Gsellmann, grew up hoping to become an engineer, which never happened because everybody knows dreams don’t come true. But after...

de Young: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

de Young: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

I don’t know what to say…probably makes you not want to have a cup of tea. Seen at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Note with exhibit: “Charles Krafft’s Hitler, Idaho resurrects the image of Adolf Hitler to critique facism and the role of kitsch. The teapot spout and...

The Rainbow Land Museum – Rainbow Brite

The Rainbow Land Museum – Rainbow Brite

As an only lonely child of the 1980s with a parent who literally worked around the clock, let’s just say, I grew up watching a lot of television. But that’s probably the exact same childhood of anyone born after, say, 1965. One of my earliest memories of being at a...

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