New York pizza lovers can rejoice. Soon, the city will debut The Museum of Pizza, courtesy of Nameless Network, a media company. The museum will open from October 13 to 28. Tickets, which are available for $35, allow pizza enthusiasts to embark on an “experiential pizza adventure” that includes “pizza-inspired immersive rooms,” a “cheese cave,” a “pizza art gallery,” and a “pizza beach.” Children ages three through twelve and seniors over sixty can enter for free.
The museum concept seems to be grounded in love for all things pizza. "Pizza's f-ing amazing — always has been, always will be. But it's also more than a tasty epiphany of cheese, dough, and sauce — it's a uniter, a universal language, a cultural exclamation point. To satisfy our dreams (and perhaps yours too?), we knew pizza needed more than another slice shop or glowing restaurant — it needed a museum. An epic museum," the website says.
Though the specifics are vague, the event will surely be popular. The Museum of Ice Cream was a resounding success with tickets being scalped for upwards of $100. Although the pizza museum will certainly feature pie samples that doesn’t seem to be the objective of the event. The Museum of Ice Cream was mostly a visual event shared by visitors on Instagram, therefore, guests shouldn't expect a literal cheese cave or a beach made of pizza.
According to the organizers, “We love pizza so much we created #MoPi, the museum for it. A place to take amazing photos and absorb every wonder of our larger-than-life, immersive installations. A space to bask in multi-sensory, psychedelic pizza joy.”
Kareem Rahma, CEO of Nameless Network and founder of The Museum of Pizza believes “pizza is more than a food—it’s a cultural phenomenon that transcends geography and language.” Adding that the network’s love of storytelling and pop culture will “fuel discovery, friendship, art, music, and selfies."
According to the event’s website, ticket holders will be “entitled to one free slice,” and the museum “will do its best to make additional pizza available.” The Museum of Pizza describes itself as “the world’s first and only immersive art experience celebrating pizza.” Though it will certainly be unique, it is not the first of its kind as Philadelphia and Chicago both have pizza museums, and this month a Pizza Hut museum opened at Wichita State University.