Pizza Museum Serves Up 'Tasty' Art
"Who loves pizza?" is a question you almost never have to ask an American.
A better question might be "Who doesn't love pizza?"
Now, there is a place for all pizza lovers to gather: the newly-opened Museum of Pizza. It can be found in America's pizza capital — New York City.
A company called Nameless Network came up with the idea for the museum, known as "MoPi" for short.
"It's often that the simplest ideas are the best," said Alexandra Serio. She is with Nameless Network.
The company used the popularity of pizza as a way to get people "looking at art and hearing about history in a different format," Serio explained.
She added that Nameless Network asked many kinds of artists to create art works about pizza. They, in turn, provided large photographs, sculptures and huge installations.
Thousands see MoPi
The Museum of Pizza is set up in a large space on the street level of the William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn, New York.
MoPi is a "pop-up" museum – meaning it can be enjoyed only for a short time before being moved somewhere else.
So far, the museum has had lots of visitors. More than 6,000 people came through the doors when it opened this month.
Visitors seem to love MoPi's bright colors, which makes it perfect for taking selfies and other photographs for social media.
Nene Raye, from New Jersey, was a recent visitor. Raye did not expect to see what she saw – and she was happy about that.
Honestly, I thought it would be, like, more of a traditional museum, she said.
But instead, Raye got some of everything. "So you get a little bit of education and then some fun, which I love," she said.
Nameless Network's Alexandra Serio said that, in recent years, art museums have changed as they've aimed for younger visitors. They are becoming more interactive and photo-friendly, she said.
Pizza lovers love it
Lydia Melendez had made plans to visit the pizza museum in April. For her, the experience was worth the wait.
"I thought it was going to be kind of boring," she said. She imagined walking in and finding books on how to make pizza.
But she was very pleased when her actual experience was different than what she had imagined.
Pizza may be what has captured the interest of crowds. But the point of the museum has been to help people experience more art.
Serio said the Museum of Pizza's crowds are unlike the crowds at more traditional museums. But MoPi is making art available to everyone.
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如今，披萨爱好者们可以在新开张的披萨博物馆欢聚一堂 。这间博物馆位于美国的披萨之都——纽约市 。
往往“极简才是最完美的创意”，亚历山德拉·塞里奥说道 。她本人现就职于无名网络公司 。
该公司利用披萨的知名度让人们“以一种全新的方式看待艺术并了解历史，” 塞里奥说道 。
她还补充说，无名网络公司邀请各领域的艺术家创作与披萨有关的作品 。他们也陆续向博物馆提供了许多巨型照片、雕塑和大型装饰物 。
目前为止，该博物馆已接纳了众多游客 。本月初博物馆开业时，有6000多名游客前来观赏 。
来自新泽西州的内妮·雷伊（Nene Raye）最近拜访了这家博物馆 。眼前的景象超出了她的想象——她为此感到很开心 。
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无名网络公司的塞里奥表示，近年来，艺术博物馆为了吸引年轻游客不断做出改变 。她说，博物馆的互动性逐渐增强，照片也越来越亲民了 。
莉蒂亚·梅伦德斯（Lydia Melendez）计划4月份去一趟披萨博物馆 。对她而言，这样的经历等再久也值得 。
她说，我以为这种博物馆很无趣 。她觉得，这里不过是寻找披萨食谱的地方 。