Eat your heart out at the Museum of Pizza
Gallery houses wide variety of art and sculptures dedicated to all things cheese and sauce
NEW YORK—THERE is now a museum for pizza lovers everywhere that’s popped-up in arguably America’s pizza capital, New York City.
The Museum of Pizza is dedicated to all things cheese and sauce, but there’s more to it than meets the tongue.
“It’s often that the simplest ideas are the best. And we wanted to use pizza’s ubiquitous appeal to get people through the door and looking at art and hearing about history in a different format,” said Alexandra Serio, chief content officer at Nameless Network, the group that baked the Museum of Pizza idea.
“Our approach to this Museum of Pizza is a fine art approach, so we went out to multiple artists contemporary in The Pizza Guitar, from musician Andrew W.K., is part of a group art exhibition celebrating pizza at the Museum of Pizza in New York City.
many mediums, and asked them for their interpretation of pizza,” Serio said. “And what we got back is — it ranges
the gambit, let’s just say that. That’s an understatement.”
Located on the street level
of Brooklyn’s William Vale hotel, the museum is an expansive, one-floor space that houses a wide variety of art, from giant photographs to sculptures to large installations that engulf visitors. And the pop-up museum, also known as “Mopi,” has already drawn a lot of interest — more than 6,000 people came through the doors when they opened this month.
Another instantly recognizable attribute of the space is the bright colours that are weaved throughout the exhibits — perfect for taking social media-ready pictures.
“Honestly, I thought it would be like more of a museum like at the beginning, with the pizza boxes and it kinda tells you when it was developed and stuff like that,” said Nene Raye, visiting from New Jersey. “Then I was kinda hoping they had something artsy in it because I love taking pictures. So this is a mash-up of everything — so you get a little bit of education and then some fun, which I love.”