Strangeness in its most natural sense is also a form of art. Artists from all around the world capitalize on strangeness and use it as a medium to convey their message. Thankfully, exhibits and museums around the globe patronize artists who want to share in being unique and unexpected.
Here are 5 ‘strange’ museums to see for a unique experience.
1. Icelandic Phallological Museum
Judging by the name, you know you’ll see everything penile. It houses over 215 images and depictions of penises and other parts of the male sex organ. If you’re into that sort of thing, or simply want to see something out of the norm, then this place is for you!
2. The Museum of Bad Art
Brookline and Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
It’s known as the MOBA for a reason, but not because the art is ‘bad’ per se. The museum is highly inventive because it’s an exhibition of poor craftsmanship in each of its pieces. The museum’s meant to show you that you can do better. It’s an opportunity to inspire you. Since the art is worse than you can imagine, you’d be implored to create something better with proper execution.
3. Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets
New Delhi, India
Your toilet is probably one of the most underappreciated things in the world. Some people do take pride in well-designed bathrooms, but others only want to showcase the history of our medium of excretion. At the Museum of Toilets, you’ll see a wide variety of toilets from ancient chamber pots to Victorian latrine seats! With toilets dating back as far as 4,500 years, you’re in for a treat. Don’t worry! They don’t smell bad!
4. Avanos Hair Museum
This hair exhibition made by potter Chez Galip is the next installment on this list. With an accumulation of hair from more than 16,000 women, you’re in for a unique experience. Hair is only just the fastest growing part of our body, so why not appreciate it through this museum?
5. The Museum of Broken Relationships
This museum is more creative than strange, but you may find some of the most intricate pieces here, because, after all, they represent broken relationships. Here, guests are urged to bring a particular item from their past, reminding them of a broken relationship, but this is an excellent opportunity to let go of some unsettling experiences.