Since 2012, this truly hidden museum has been displaying the seemingly ordinary as extraordinary in a tiny abandoned Tribeca elevator shaft. Oddities and quirky objects like a collection of cornflakes (yes, as in the cereal) and “not bombs” (items like a Taco Bell wrapper and a dildo with an LED light that were once mistaken for bombs) are displayed on the brightly lit shelves. The exhibits are eclectic to say the least, and the museum itself certainly leaves visitors with plenty of questions, both regarding their relationship to objects and to the nature of art.
Whether you’ve already visited the top art museums in NYC or just want to see a cool exhibit that’s far, far away from tourists, these under-the-radar museums in NYC might surprise even lifelong New Yorkers. From a cultural center dedicated to explaining the architecture of the most iconic and beautiful NYC buildings to a colorful mini museum in the heart of one of the best New York beaches, these museums are sure to give you a unique experience.
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