Last week we had the opportunity to attend the opening of The Safdie Brothers and Alex Kalman’s (Red Bucket Films) “The Museum”. The duo decided to go small in a time where museums usually go big with starchitect commissions. Located in an alleyway in an old freight elevator on Cortlandt Alley between Franklin and White Streets, the museum is free of charge and offers a collection of objects that span the globe. While incredibly small and sleek they are able to pack a wide variety of interesting objects into the space.
Some of the objects on display are a group of toothpastes from the private collection of an industrial designer, a sampling of Polaroids from Andy Spade’s private collection that were found on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and homemade defense mechanisms by Lance De Los Reyes.
If you want the stories behind each object, they even offer an audio guide service that describes each museum object in great detail.
They say great things sometimes come in small packages and this one sure is tiny.
Make sure you head downtown and have a look.
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