- Jan. 28, 2018
-- The Museum of Selfies today announced it will officially open to the public on April 1, 2018 and tickets will go on sale today at 12 noon PST. Furthermore, a proposed Guinness Book of World Records item for the world's longest selfie stick will be unveiled at the museum's exclusive grand opening event and will remain on display as an exhibition piece throughout the pop-up experience. According to the Guinness World Records' website (http://r20.rs6.net/
, the current record holder measures 18 meters (59.05 ft).
Open for a limited time in Los Angeles, The Museum of Selfies is an interactive museum that explores the history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie - an image of oneself taken by oneself - with historical roots dating back 40,000 years to the first depiction of human art. From cavemen drawings to a "Narcissist"
installation to a vertigo-inducing rooftop selfie illusion, the museum touches on a variety of points in human history that examines the intention of the selfie and what it means to the artist and its viewers. The interactive exhibit will allow visitors to create art of their own through the lens of history, art, and immersive vignettes. Your inner narcissist - whether you like to admit it or not - will be ecstatic.
The Museum of Selfies will feature various one-of-a-kind exhibits dedicated to the most popular image categories spanning mankind, including: the "high-up selfie," a vertigo-inducing, rooftop selfie mimicking the top of skyscraper; the "bathroom selfie," a two-sided room that lacks self-reflection but excellent for trick photography;
the "food selfie," a super-sized exhibit that satisfies taste buds and foodie fanatics; a "narcissist"
exhibit examining the number of deaths from selfie-related accidents while also offering a lesson in Greek mythology; and many other unique selfie opportunities that are reminiscent today and of centuries ago. The museum will also feature works from modern artists from around the world providing their provocative and creative vision of the selfie phenomenon.
Regardless of one's perception of the selfie sensation, the museum offers a highly-visual and educational experience with every installation while also encouraging the inner-artist to post and initiate a discussion of the origin of selfies and their meanings. And while other museums may have banned them, selfie sticks aren't just allowed inside, they are encouraged.
The Museum of Selfies is located at 211 N. Brand Boulevard (https://maps.google.com/?q=211+N.+Brand+Boulevard&ent...
) in Glendale, CA and will be open for a limited run from April 1 through May 31, 2018. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 12-8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from from 12-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12-8 p.m. Ticket prices are $25 and kids under three are free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.themuseumofselfies.com (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=iil45i7ab.0.0.t6eyaadab.0&...