What’s the biggest museum you’ve been to? How about the smallest? You know what, don’t even bother answering that question, because I promise you it won’t be tinier than Mmuseumm, New York’s smallest museum, which is so small that it literally fits into a freight elevator. Don’t believe me? Check out the video out the bottom of the article. It’s really, really fascinating.
Mmuseumm is “a modern natural history museum – curating and exhibiting contemporary artifacts that illustrate the complexities of the modern world,” according to Mmuseumm website. The site also states that Mmuseumm is “dedicated to the exploration of the proof of our existence. In the words of Carl Sagan, ‘We are star stuff.’ We are composed of the very thing we marvel at.”
The whole idea behind the idea of the museum is that “as is the macrocosm, so sis the microcosm,” which essentially means that we must appreciate and understand the individual, the smallest things things in life by gazing upon them first, before we can look at the gigantic, endless universe as a whole and fully grasp it and our place in it.
Mmuseumm is in its third season right now and is featuring 20 new “world-wandering” exhibits. It can be found on Cortlandt Alley between Franklin Street and White Street in New York City, and its hours are noon till six o’clock at night every weekend.
If you’re from the area or live somewhat near New York City, take the time to make a quick stop in. It’s guaranteed to not be like anything else you’ll see while in the city.
Here’s a look inside Mmuseumm.
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