Teensy Tiny 60 Sq. Ft. Museum is Housed in a Freight Elevator Shaft in an NYC Alleyway

by , 06/24/13

Museum is quite possibly New York’s tiniest art exhibition. Housed inside of a 60 sq. ft. freight elevator in Cortland Alley between Franklin and White Streets, the pop-up gallery opened its second season with 15 new and strange collections including fake vomit from around the world and a selection of New York City tip jars. Visiting a back alley in Tribeca might not be at the top of your things to do list, but we think this pop-up display of rare oddities that detail the vastness of American culture just might be worth your time.

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Image of last exhibit season via Museum Twitter

Alex Kalman, Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, founders of Red Bucket Films, are the minds behind this unconventional museum that once housed the alleged shoe that was thrown at former president George W. Bush in 2008 by an enraged journalist. The museum’s collection is a hodgepodge of artifacts and objects donated by hobbyists and includes both permanent and temporary collections.

This season’s exhibits include 9 unique silicon molds of various body parts (pierced or and unpierced), a handful of Cambodian menu photo rejects and rocks from Mars gathered during Tom Sachs‘ 2012 voyage into space…among other finds.

Museum is viewable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the viewing windows. Visitors can also see the collections closer up on weekends from 11 am to 7 pm at no charge, though Museum kindly accepts donations to help keep its elevator shaft open for business. The current exhibition is on display until July 1st.

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Via Gothamist