Autumn 2019

Big idea, small footprint

Mmuseumm

Cortlandt Alley, Tribeca, New York

New York’s Mmuseumm is not a freak show but rather a show of freaky, poignant and heartfelt artefacts that tell stories about the human condition. Now in its fifth season, the tiny 36 square foot Mmuseumm (and its tiny annexe) is an experiment into journalistic ‘object-storytelling’ curation, whereby every item selected for display represents a slice of life that would doubtless be ignored in museums 1000 times the size.

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Hairbrush – thought to be a lethal weapon – of a child shot by US police.
Top. Mmuseumm main gallery on the narrow Cortlandt Alley in downtown Manhattan.

Hairbrush –thought to be a lethal weapon – of a child shot by US police.

Steven Heller, design writer and educator, New York

Read the full version in Eye no. 99 vol. 25, 2019

EYE99

Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It is available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues.

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