Aug 15, 2013
MAYOR TO CUT RIBBON AT TINY ‘MICRO MUSEUM’ GRAND OPENING THURSDAY
At 7:30 p.m. tonight, Mayor Curtatone will hoist a pair of mini scissors to cut the tiny ribbon at the grand opening of Mµseum, a micro art museum in Union Square Somerville that just may be the world’s smallest museum.
Mayor Curtatone plans to welcome Mµseum to Somerville with a micro speech, the presentation to the museum founders of an itty-bitty Ceremonial Business License, and the installation of some very petite temporary parking spaces just below the Mµseum. He will also present some teensy tiny surprises for Mµseum Founding Curator and Somerville artist Judith Klausner and Mµseum Chief Engineer Steve Pomeroy also of Somerville. The City of Somerville Arts Council, which provided financial support for the Mµseum (just a little) will also present the artists with a wee certificate recognizing the huge value of their literally puny contribution to the arts.
The Mµseum’s first exhibition, “Invisible Cities”, will focus on the physical and emotional landscape of the city; like the museum itself, the work included will explore the intricacies of the urban environment, and what it means to inhabit this mutual space. “Invisible Cities” includes work by Mara Brod, Grace Durnford, Emily Garfield, and Ted Ollier. The show will run from through October 11th.
Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston, who will not be able to attend the opening did however provide a micro comment, “Awesome.” And a full comment, “This just goes to show that every inch of Union Square has big potential.”
What: Mµseum, possibly the world’s smallest museum, ribbon cutting
When: Ribbon cutting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2013. Grand Opening Event 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 72 ½ Union Square (between The Independent and Subway)
More Info: Earlier this week, WBUR’s Artery blog took an advance look at Mµseum. More at the Mµseum website http://themicromuseum.com/.