Calling all pizza lovers! There’s a new museum just for you – the Museum of Pizza (MoPi). NYC Museums have taken on a new meaning and everyday a new immersive popup takes the city by the storm. The MoPi features immersive art installations celebrating all things pizza. MoPi offers a multi-sensory experience with a Pizza-themed art gallery, a cheese cave, a pizza beach and a space for pizza meditation. This experiential pizza adventure is sponsored by DiGiorno, Hidden Valley, Seamless, Totinos Pizza Rolls and Cappello’s. At the end of the tour, you’ll get to devour a heavenly slice of Williamsburg Pizza. We highly recommend a visit to this social media-fueled funhouse this Fall.
Pizza is one of the only foods with universal global appeal. Kareem Rahma, CEO of the entertainment company Nameless Network, worked with contemporary artists to create unique pizza-centric art installations. Our tour started with a history lesson on pizza. Pizza began as a basic flatbread or pita with toppings. Modern pizza was developed in Naples, when tomato was added to the flatbread during the late 18th century.
After the lesson, we walked through the “Psychedelic Pizza Parlor”, which featured pizza boxes and pizza photographs. These are no ordinary pizza boxes! They are selections from Scott Weiner’s Guinness Book of World Records-recognized pizza box collection. RJ Supa curated this room, which also featured Sarah Bahbah’s iconic pizza photograph.
Next we walked through “Gazoo to the Moon,” a blacklight pizza vortex by Signe Pierce and Emma Stern.
Next we walked through the Pizza Cave by Caleb Gilbert. This room was filled with molten cheesy stalactites.
DiGiorno created a whimsical pizza playground. We played on the seesaw, but you can also play corn holes too. Use the photobooth to create a memorable GIF. Just type in your email address and wait for the “it’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno” GIF to arrive.
There are some murals which are great for individual portraits.
After the mini photo session, we walked into Adam Green’s “Pizza Beach” room. In this feel good room, we snapped a great group shot with a pizza-eating orthodox Jewish Santa Claus at the beach.
Our friend Eric also snapped a fantastic panoramic shot of us in the room.
We hopped into the vibrant pizza pan and struck a pizza pose at Shawna X’s “Say Cheese” room.
Pinky Weber, an award-winning professional doodler and muralist, designed the Hidden Valley Ranch mural. We used the props to get our Instagram-worthy shots. After the photobooth, we devoured some delicious pizza.
MoPi Tickets are $35 and available from October 13th – November 18th, 2018. Senior citizens over 65 and children under 5 are free with an adult. We had a blast eating pizza and taking our pizza selfies. Pinky Weber even designed our Twinspirational pizza box.
“Square box, round pizza, triangle slices. I’m confused.”