The Museum of Selfies, LA

Jillian Rose Reed | Photo: Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for the Museum of Selfies
Affair: The Museum of Selfies

When: Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Thursday, May 31, 2018
Tuesday through Thursday from 12-8PM
Friday and Saturday from 12-10PM
Sunday from 12-8PM

VIP Opening Party on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hot Spot: 211 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA

Deets: ****************TICKET LINK BELOW IN "Hint"***************

Average Socialite is a proud partner of The Museum of Selfies ~ Opening in April 1, 2018!

The Museum of Selfies opens its doors in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 1 for a limited two-month engagement. The Museum of Selfies is an interactive pop-up museum that explores the history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie with historical roots dating back 40,000 years to the first depiction of human art. The museum will showcase over fifteen unique exhibits and a record-breaking selfie stick measuring 90-feet, 6 inches long, extending through the entire length of the museum.

Museum highlights include one-of-a-kind exhibits dedicated to the most popular image categories including: the "high-up selfie," a vertigo-inducing, rooftop selfie mimicking the top of Los Angeles' tallest building allowing you to take a high-up selfie without the risk of falling to your death; the popular "bathroom selfie," a two-sided room that lacks self-reflection but excellent for trick photography; the "car selfie" a VW bug covered in mirrors, offering the perfect perspective from every angle and makes you reflect on how many people take selfies while driving. Also included is a "selfie throne" which resembles a familiar pop culture throne made entirely of selfie sticks reflecting the ongoing battle over social media dominance, as well as a "history-of-the-selfie timeline".

"Bathroom Selfie" Photo: @Eikhan.Photography

"We tried to avoid making the museum about the surface value of selfies and more about the selfie phenomenon embraced by the human race and how universal it is," said Tommy Honton, Co-Founder of The Museum of Selfies. "While we will have some selfie-inspired art by creators from all over the world, the focus really is on the interactive installations and the guests' ability to make cool images of their own. We are hoping our guests laugh, gets them talking outside of the museum, and are so enthralled that they can't help but want to take a picture with it."

"Car Selfie" Photo: @Eikhan.Photography

The museum will examine interesting selfie facts while offering a timeline of the history of selfies taking guests from prehistoric times to the present while exploring the art, history, culture, and science that converged to make selfie culture happen. Museum-goers can take a trip back in time to a 1920s black and white photo studio or step inside a re-creation of Van Gogh's famous painting of his bedroom in Arles, France, for a"selfie-op."

The museum will also feature works from famous selfie artists including David J. Slater, the photographer behind the viral "monkey selfie," as well as selfies of Riccardo Scalise, dubbed "Mr. Selfie," who has taken selfies with some of the most recognizable and powerful people in the world. World-famous and award-winning artist Colette Miller, who started the Global Angel Wings Project, will display a colorful 3-D sculpture of her instantly-recognizable Angel Wings made entirely of tires. Visual tape and dimensional artist, Darel Carey will mesmerize visitors with an electrical tape installation that challenges visual perception and local artist Matt Elson will explore human perception and social interaction through one of his popular kaleidoscope Infinity Boxes.

In addition to being the home of the World's Longest Selfie Stick, the museum will offer a number of unique live interactive social experiences powered by their experiential technology partner, Eventstag. From a 3D photo booth allowing museum-goers to pop-out of their social feeds via split depth GIF technology and a social photomosaic turning individual selfies into a work of art, visitors will have everything they need to share their experiences across all social media platforms.

Tommy Honton and Tair Mamedov are the masterminds behind the selfie museum.
Honton is a writer, game designer, and narrative experience creator known best for his work in escape rooms and immersive experiences. Mamedov is a notable stand-up comedian, writer, director, and game designer best known for his work in Russian TV and film and escape rooms in Los Angeles. Together they have joined their talents to conceptualize and create The Museum of Selfies.

Regardless of one's perception of the selfie sensation, the museum offers a highly-visualand educational experience with every installation encouraging the inner-artist to post and initiate a discussion of the origin of selfies and their meanings. And while other museums may have banned them, selfie sticks aren't just allowed inside, they are encouraged.

Spotted (at the VIP Opening Night): Alysse Reynolds, Bebe Wood, Brandon Stewart, Candy Washington, Carrie Bernans, Casey Simpson, Chandler Alexis, Christian Rivera, Colin Ferguson, Cooper Phillip, Dean Geyer, Dom Zeglatis, Elias Harger, GLoZell, Harvey Guillen, Hayden Byerly, Izabela Vidovic, Jasmine Goode, Jesse Montana, Jillian Murray, Jillian Rose Reed, Jordan Wiseley, Kalama Epstein, Kelly Hu, Lex Lu, Lindsey Pelas, Logan Noh, Melanie Iglesias, Rob Raco, Ross Matthews, Sanai Victoria, Thomas Barbusca, Travis DesLauier, Tyra Myricks, Victoria Konefal

Hint For The Average Socialite:
Tickets are available for PURCHASE HERE at 12PM PST on Tuesday, January 23. Code: Access

The Museum of Selfies is located at 211 N. Brand Boulevard in Glendale, CA and will be open for a limited run from April 1 through May 31, 2018. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 12-8PM; Friday and Saturday from 12-10PM; and, Sunday from 12-8PM.

Ticket prices are $25 and kids under three are free.

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