Monday, October 6, 2014


Tucked into an unused elevator shaft, in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan, is the world's smallest museum, with the not-so-simple name of Mmuseumm.

Their mission statement reads that they are "dedicated to the exploration of the proof of our existence" and "a modern natural history museum - devoted to the curation and exhibition of contemporary artifacts that illustrate the complexities of the modern world."
I couldn't agree more.
Though their exhibitions change every season (they are currently in their 3rd), there are quite a few permanent curiosities, such as their infamous showcasing of the shoe thrown at George W. Bush at a Baghdad press conference, by Iraqi Broadcast journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi.

Though I'll try not to give too much away, they also have the Natural History of Death, using dirt and water, collected by Ken Brecher...

...wierd products from around the world, many handmade oddities, and even a collection of Down Syndrome Dolls.

Found between White St and Franklin St (and east to west by Lafayette and Broadway, respectively), this tiny place is a must see for the curious, and hard-to-fascinate, alike.
They also even hold events there every so often, such as a three night party for the 25th anniversary of David Byrne's Luaka Bop Records, this past week.

While Mmuseumm is sponsored, they are a non-profit organization, so please give generously when you visit (perhaps 50¢ for every time your jaw drops).
Lastly, do keep in mind that they are open only on weekends.