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NYC is getting a museum exhibit dedicated to the 2000s

By David Goldberg
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It was the age of Crash beating Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture. Of Nelly Furtado's breakout—and "Promiscuous" comeback. Of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler telling Lindsay Lohan she looked thin during a Weekend Update segment. Of shoplifting trials, ankle monitors and Brazilian waxes. It was the millennium. And it should be celebrated. Or something. 

Thnk1994 Museum—the now-permanent pop-up behind last year's Mary Kate and Ashley at the "Olsen Twins Hiding from the Paparazzi" exhibition and 2015's still-legendary "Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan Museum"—will unveil their newest immersion into pop trash from the days of yore, "Nicole Richie's 2007 Memorial Day Barbecue."

The exhibition takes inspiration from Nicole Richie's infamous email invite—"No Girls over 100 pounds allowed in!"—and the party which ensued, after which Mischa Barton was hospitalized (What? Richie was at Ralph's!). But as the CC'd guests have never been revealed, museum creators Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen have developed a fantasy symposium that focuses on their dream invite list: including Tyra Banks, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and other scandal-attracting stars of the era. 

Pieces on view (and for sale) include Laura Collins's "Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in a Car," "Winona" by Valerie Petrov and more. 

You'll be able to contemplate the insanity of the decade between noon and 7pm from July 29–August 10 at Thnk1994's spot at 1436 Atlantic Ave. Admission is free. 

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