They come to praise pizza, not just to eat it. “They” are among the hordes who have descended on the Museum of Pizza since its opening this past Saturday, Oct. 13.
According to its curators:
When we thought about an artistic tribute to pizza, we thought about all five senses. We thought about feelings like “love,” “joy” and “glee.” We even thought of a few other things that might be a little weird to admit or type here so we just won’t go there.
What we can and will say is we’re investing everything we can to make this an act of creation sure to make your every minute inside the museum a timeless pizza memory.
Inside, museum goers can expect to be treated to one slice of pizza and unique immersive installations by Optical Animal, Adam Green, Signe Pierce, Emma Stern, Devin Troy Strother, Yuri Ogita, ShawnaX, Pinky Weber, and curated artwork by Rj Supa.
At the museum, you will find artworks re-imagined so as to focus on the tomato and cheese pies. One of the paintings on display is an updated take on Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus, which shows the goddess emerging not from a half shell but a pizza box and taking a bite of a pepperoni slice.
The display, which has a limited run — it ends Nov. 18 — is at the William Vale Hotel in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and runs weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on weekends till 9 p.m. Tickets, available through Eventbrite, are $35.
William Vale Hotel, 111 N. 12th St, Brooklyn, 718-631-8400