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Strange Attraction

Museum exhibits take on niche themes to attract visitors

Implications - Museum exhibits have typically taken on more traditional themes—the life and works of a famous designer or recently excavated artifacts, for example. More and more, however, exhibits are taking on specific, targeted themes that run from extremely niche to extremely bizarre. From noodle-focused exhibits to those centered around human hair, these often strange showcases definitely attract visitors who normally would not be museum-goers.
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7 Featured, 62 Examples:
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Date Range:
Mar 11 — Oct 11
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Featured Examples

Art Museum Skate Shops
Art Museum Skate Shops
The Nike Bowery Stadium 'The Wave' Exhibit is a Surf and Skate Oasis
The Nike Bowery Stadium 'The Wave' exhibit in New York is probably the closet thing to a heavenly oasis for skateboarders and surfers in North America. The Nike Bowery Stadium 'The Wave' exhibit is a… MORE
City Sign Graveyards
City Sign Graveyards
The Neon Museum is Where Las Vegas Lights Go to Die
Most graveyards are somber places, but I don't get that vibe at all looking at these pictures from the Neon Museum. Nicknamed "The Neon Boneyard," the Neon Museum is the resting place of over 150 Las Vegas… MORE
Manicure Museum Exhibits
Manicure Museum Exhibits
The Nailphilia Art Exhibit Showcases Some Crazy Nail Art
Gone are the days of simple French manicures and understated shades on your fingertips, a concept that has never been more clearly demonstrated than in London, England's Nailphilia exhibit. The fascinating… MORE
Creepy Hair Caves
Creepy Hair Caves
The Hair Museum of Avanos Features Samples from Over 16,000 Women
The Hair Museum of Avanos is a bizarre installation crafted by Turkish potter Chez Galip. The way the idea of this museum came to be is truly a unique story. 30 years ago, Chez Galip had a close friend… MORE
play_circle_filled Perfume-Powered Exhibits
Perfume-Powered Exhibits
The Sephora Sensorium is a Popup Museum of Fragrance
Fragrances play an important role in everyday life, and the Sephora Sensorium is a popup museum that acknowledges this idea. The full title of the exhibition is 'Sensorium - Lurid Dreams from the Sensory… MORE
Gigantic Glass Installations
Gigantic Glass Installations
Shanghai's Museum of Glass by Tilman Thuermer Sparkles and Shines
The Museum of Glass recently opened in Shanghai one week ago and contains an extensive collection of glass installations that document the history of glass. The Museum of Glass stands on more than 3,500… MORE
Instant Meal Museums
Instant Meal Museums
Soak Up Some Culture at the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama
Celebrating the success of this convenient food creation, the Cup Noodles Museum is set to open in Yokohama as the second of its kind in this delicious series of meal-inspired monuments. Due to the success… MORE

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