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HR Giger Museum in Gruyères, Switzerland

HR Giger Museum in Gruyères, Switzerland

With the passing (or should I say decaying) of Surrealist artist H.R. Giger let me bring back an old post from a year and a half ago: Follower tonyrios87 informed me about the existence of the HR Giger Museum in Gruyères, Switzerland. As you guessed by the name of the...

Mmuseumm, New York City

Mmuseumm, New York City

Ever wish a museum was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Well, if you’re a resident of New York City, I have news for you…you’re in luck. Built into an abandoned freight elevator and accessible only down a dark alley, the museum is simply called Museum (how...

Herbert Distel – Schubladenmuseum, Kunsthaus Kürich

Herbert Distel – Schubladenmuseum, Kunsthaus Kürich

We’ve covered small museums here before…you might recall Musée-Placard d’Erik Satie, Edgar’s Closet or even the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum. In the 1970s Swiss artist Herbert Distel worked on his Schubladenmuseum (Museum of Drawers), a collection...

SPAM Museum in Austin, Minnesota

SPAM Museum in Austin, Minnesota

Considering the great number of “spam” followers and likes I’ve been receiving lately, I thought it would only be appropriate to post something on the SPAM Museum. Located at the Hormel headquarters in Austin, Minnesota, the museum is dedicated to everything mystery meat…from a towering wall of 3,390 SPAM cans...

Container Architecture – NRW-Forum Duesseldorf

Container Architecture – NRW-Forum Duesseldorf

For its upcoming “Container Architecture” exhibition, the NRW-Forum Duesseldorf invited architects, designers and artists from all over the world to submit designs for container architecture. In response, the group submitted some 100 designs — many built, others conceptual — for consideration. The exhibition, which runs from June 8 through September...

Satellite of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Satellite of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

I don’t know if I’m scared to fly, but I certainly hate it, especially when it involves long ass overseas trips. Always remember to take an airline that serves free alcohol or you’ll be sorry. Probably the worst part of traveling is all the time spent waiting in airports due...

Tate Art Museums

Tate Art Museums

Apparently it’s Museum Week, which has something to do with hundreds of cultural institutions from around the world engaging the public with hashtags or something. How fun! (sarcasm) Unfortunately I’m not an important cultural institution (at least not yet) but I do write about museums on this blog so I...

History of Medicine gallery at London’s Science Museum

History of Medicine gallery at London’s Science Museum

Typically this blog shares unusual museums and attractions (and sometimes exhibits) with its readers but what about a weird item? An extraordinary sculpture, known as ‘Palace of Pills’, located in the History of Medicine gallery at London's Science Museum was made for a campaign run by the East London Health...

Dresden Panometer, Germany

Dresden Panometer, Germany

When I visited a friend in Berlin over two years ago, I really really really wanted to go to Dresden and Leipzig and Dessau…and the list goes on and on. Thank goodness I have no pennies in my pocket, and my travel itch has been temporarily solved by this blog,...

New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC

New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC

Thanks to the hashtag #TheKeeper Mahattan’s New Museum of Contemporary Art has been sharing posts on Instagram featuring some interesting private collections to coincide with their temporary exhibit dedicated to the act of preserving sometimes valueless objects, artworks, and images. Artnet News’s Brian Boucher describes the exhibition as an exploration...

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