New York’s smallest museum is housed in an elevator shaft

New York City is home to a 60-square-foot museum that’s simply called Museum. Housed in a refurbished elevator shaft in Chinatown, this space was founded to celebrate ‘the beauty of everyday objects and the stories behind them.’ These ‘everyday objects’ include everything from the shoe thrown at George W. Bush in 2008 (remember that?), with other rotating pieces such as a collection of tip jars, photos of food that have been rejected from a menu in Cambodia, and different potato chip bags from around the world.

Paola Antonelli, a senior curator in architecture and design at New York’s MoMA says she sees Museum ‘as a cousin to MoMA.’ And you thought you knew what good art was!

Via LA Times

Every Objects Museum NYC
Every Objects Museum NYC
Every Objects Museum NYC

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