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The Museum of Selfies Opens This Sunday in Glendale

March 30, 2018 by Brian Champlin
Iron Throne of Selfies

Iron throne of made of selfie sticks at the Museum of Selfies. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah

The Museum of Selfies opens this Sunday in Glendale, and tickets are on sale now. The new, highly Instagrammable pop-up will be here for a limited time only, opening on April 1 and finishing its run on May 31.

Billed as an exploration of the “history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie,” the Museum of Selfies offers an array of installations and exhibits for visitors to both learn about the art of the selfie, and take plenty of their own. Guests can snap photos inside Van Gogh’s bedroom, gawk at the world’s largest selfie stick, and enter  two-sided “bathroom selfie” room that lacks self-reflection (nice opportunity for a bit of trick photography). There is even an iron throne made entirely of selfie sticks. And while there are numerous selfie sticks on display, guests are also strongly encouraged to bring their own (that’s a first for most ticketed experiences I’ve ever heard of). In addition to the photo ops and immersive displays, the museum also features works from various modern artists sharing their creative takes of the selfie phenomenon.

An illusion!

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This new pop-up is the latest in an ever-expanding list of experiences designed, almost explicitly, to bait content-seeking Instagrammers to show up, pay admission, and gram to their heart’s content. With the recent success of The Museum of Ice Cream, Candytopia, The Mermaid Museum, and others, I’m betting the Museum of Selfies has no problem drawing crowds, even with a price that’s north of a premium movie theater ticket.

The Museum of Selfies is located at 211 N. Brand Boulevard in Glendale. It will be open April 1 through May 31, 2018. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.,  Friday and Saturday from from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon  to 8 p.m. Ticket are are $25 and kids under three are free.

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