Joseph Curtatone mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts, recently unveiled the world's tiniest museum. Union Square's latest addition features the work of New England artists, and only cost a pittance. In an interesting move, the press release following the opening ceremony promised to spend even less on the arts.
The micro-museum measures 10 inches tall, 16 inches wide and 8 inches deep. The miniature gallery opened in response to the complaint that local artists were not being showcased enough. However, city officials such as Joseph Curtatone struggled to meet this demand due to a lack of available space.
The Museum is powered by a solar panel, does not cost rent or employee salaries. Admission to the puny art space is also free.