Museum of Pizza

By Rachel M.

Museum of Pizza (MoPi) is located at The William Vale (55 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn) and is open Thursday through Sunday until November 18, 2018.

Equal parts Instagram fun house and museum, MoPi is a platform for visitors of all ages to celebrate the power of pizza through art, fun and a tasty slice. Developed by Nameless Network, the youth media company for generation Z, MoPi is comprised of special installations and pizza-inspired rooms by contemporary artists. Each room is a pizza-inspired immersive commission by emerging and established contemporary artists. There is also a pop-up slice shop and a selection from the largest collection of pizza boxes in the world.

The Museum of Pizza has commissioned site-specific, pizza-inspired immersive rooms by emerging and established artists, transforming the experience into a platform for its visitors to engage with artists and for artists to reach new audiences with pizza as their shared muse. Some examples include: Pizza Beach, created by artist Adam Green, a special place in the afterlife where souls of all kinds come for a slice and The Pizza Vortex by multimedia artists Signe Pierce and Emma Stern, a fluorescent blacklight room that plays with collective conception of art history, pop culture, life on earth, and existence amongst the cosmos. The Pizza Vortex invites guests to enter the surreal multiverse straddling the past, present, and future of life in a universe governed by one constant: pizza.

A few exhibits are sponsored by partners:

  • Totino’s Pizza Rolls, which supports the “Pizza Heaven” installation.
  • DIGIORNO Pizza designed a Pizzascapes Playground with a pizza seesaw, pizza crawl tube and pizza beanbag toss.
  • Seamless brings to life the way New Yorkers truly eat their pizza through revolving exclusive data and trends on New Yorkers’ pizza-eating habits. Visitors can also step into a reality TV show-inspired pizza confessional that welcomes MoPi visitors to share their Saucy Secret.
  • On National Pizza Day this past February, a poll showed that more than half of respondents dip their pizza in ranch. In partnership with Hidden Valley:registered: Ranch, MoPi d brings this classic pizza pairing to life with a mural by artist Pinky Weber.
  • In partnership with Cappello’s, MoPi offers its visitors a pizza map with a “buy one pizza, get one pizza free” coupon, which directs guests to Cappello’s gluten-free pizza at Whole Foods Market.

Ticket prices are $35 per person, with seniors (60+) and children (3-12) accompanied by a parent or legal guardian free with valid ID, subject to museum capacity. Tickets include a slice of pizza. More information can be found at www.themuseumofpizza.org

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