These museums are far from average.

The Museum of Bad Art: "[O]ur mission: to bring the worst of art to the widest of audiences."

  • The caption for the picture above is: "The flesh tones bring to mind the top shelf liqueurs of a border bistro. With an astonishing emphasis on facial bone structure, the artist flirts with caricature and captures features of Mamma's face which remind us of a Presidential candidate. The upright marionettish pose of the babe hints that the early bond between mother and child is as formal as it is familiar. Good old fashioned parental respect is at the center of this celebration of color and contour."
The Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum in Texas: "A museum of cockroaches that everyone can love."
  • The museum has life Madagascar hissing cockroaches and "cockroaches that have been dressed in costumes to portray various themes." Below is Liberoachi.
You may not want to read on if you are squeamish.


The Mutter Museum by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia: "Disturbingly Informative"
  • Grover Cleavland's secret tumor
  • John Wilkes Booth's thorax
  • The "Soap Lady" who died of Yellow fever in the 19th century and whose body has turned into soap.
  • The nine-foot colon of a man who only had a bowel movement once a month. A picture can be seen here.
  • A collection of 2,000 objects that were swallowed and removed without surgery by Dr, Jackson.
The Icelandic Phallological Museum
  • "[P]robably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country."
The Vrolik Museum in Amsterdam: "over two thousand specimens of humans, mammals, and other vertebrates"
  • "Since 1994, 150 specimens of congenital malformations have also been on display."
    • congenital malformation: "physical defect present in a baby at birth[.]"
    • From what I understand, the babies are in formaldehyde jars.

8 comments:

coopernicus said...

Ahhh...you forgot The Museum of Dirt...

Baba Doodlius said...

What is it about Philadelphia and weird stuff in the format "Mu**er"?

Heard of the "Mummers?" Check this out.

satire and theology said...

That is a horrid lead painting; I could enter a work for that museum.

Odd Facts, you have been good at presenting the bad.:)

AY@tes said...

Wow. Those sound like my kind of museums. I've always wondered where the people (like me) who can't paint and like to paint put their stuff....

Sandy Kessler said...

Bo thanks I'm too busy taking in all the beauty Yes I know the Mummers well. every New Years Day O dem Golden S;lippers""

odd facts said...

coopernicus: Thanks. I've bookmarked that for future use.
Baba Doodlius: Never heard of that before. I even had to Google mummer to see what it was.
satire and theology: Thank you.
ay@tes: :) Me too.
sandy kessler: I have to learn about this. I feel left out!

jacksstraw said...

Look at this: http://www.collectibles-museums.com/museum-online-exhibits/103-odd-and-weird-museums-online.html

jacksstraw said...

Look at this: http://www.collectibles-museums.com/museum-online-exhibits/103-odd-and-weird-museums-online.html