Oct. 3, 2018 by Nathaly Pesantez
A pop up museum dedicated to pizza will be opening in Williamsburg in coming days.
The Museum of Pizza, as the two-week pop up museum is called, will run at the William Vale Hotel, located at 55 Wythe Ave, from Oct. 13 to Oct. 28.
The museum will feature large, interactive installations by several artists and creative groups that all pay homage to the pizza. The site, like most pop up museums, will aim to be photo-friendly, with the organizers describing the museum as a “space to bask in multi-sensory, psychedelic pizza joy.”
The museum includes a pizza-themed art gallery, a cheese cave, and a pizza beach. There will also be a space specifically for pizza meditation.
In the gallery, for example, will be a rendition of Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus,” with the goddess standing on an empty pizza box and eating a pepperoni slice.
Pizza, of course, will also be available to eat at the museum, along with food from truck vendors. Museum attendees will be given a voucher that can be redeemed for one free slice of pizza at or outside the museum.
Tickets are only available at Eventbrite, and are valued at $35 for half-hour slots. The museum’s first two days are already sold out, with several time slots on other days also taken up.
The museum, also going by MoPi, is the idea of the Nameless Network, a Brooklyn-based youth media network. The museum is the first for the Nameless Network, and comes as a flurry of pop up museums make their way across the city and country, including the Museum of Ice Cream, 29Rooms, and Candytopia.
This place sucks, and they give you trash pizza at the end. What do hipster know about NY pizza?
Leave it up to the pretentious denizens of Williamsburg to desecrate the one New York staple that transcends all socioeconomic boundaries. Half hour slots? $35 tickets? A psychadelic experience? It’s pizza: greasy, cheesy, simplicity that fits perfectly in the hands of even the youngest and most grounded New Yorkers. This is probably worse than the museum concept in Chicago.
>Tickets are $35