Opening Reception

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Please Join us on Thursday, August 15th from 6:30-8:00pm at 72½ Union Square (between the Subway and The Independent) for the official museum ribbon cutting and opening reception for “Invisible Cities.” We are delighted that the ribbon will be cut by the Somerville Art’s Council’s very own Rachel Strutt!

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Mµseum and “Invisible Cities” press release

The Micro Museum

July 22, 2013

Massachusetts’ Newest (and Smallest) Museum Coming to Somerville this August

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This August Somerville welcomes Massachusetts’ newest (and smallest) museum with the opening of its inaugural show, “Invisible Cities”. Possibly the smallest museum in the world, The Mµseum (“µ” being the greek symbol for “micro”) is a 10″x16″x8″ gallery designed to fit in the gap between two commercial buildings. The Mµseum is committed to showing an interesting and varied program of small-scale fine art, as well as promoting education and accessibility through its online presence. The Mµseum will be located at 72½ Union Square (between the Subway and The Independent.)

“Invisible Cities” includes work by four Somerville artists: Mara Brod, Grace Durnford, Emily Garfield, and Ted Ollier. The show will run from August 15th through October 11th. The official museum ribbon cutting and opening reception for “Invisible Cities” will take place on Thursday, August 15th from 6:30-8:00pm at 72½ Union Square Somerville. The ribbon will be cut by the Somerville Art’s Council’s Program Manager Rachel Strutt.

About the Mµseum: The Mµseum is a space for showcasing masterful, engaging, and innovative work on an intimate scale, with a focus on art being produced in New England. Their goal is to make art physically and psychologically accessible by presenting it in a familiar, low-pressure environment, while bringing a sense of wonder to the urban landscape.

Check out the Mµseum online at tinymuseum.org where you can find information about current and upcoming shows, as well as downloadable PDF exhibition catalogs and other resources.

About the show: The Mµseum’s first exhibition, “Invisible Cities”, will focus on the physical and emotional landscape of the city; like the museum itself, the work included will explore the intricacies of the urban environment, and what it means to inhabit this mutual space.

For questions or comments, contact:

Judith Klausner
Founding Curator
The Mµseum
judith@tinymuseum.org
tinymuseum.org
72 ½ Union Square
Somerville, MA 02144

Awesome Grant

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We are delighted to announce that the Mµseum has received a grant from the Awesome Foundation.

From their website:

We are an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.

The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance.

Since its humble beginnings, many Awesome Foundation chapters have sprung up globally to conserve, sustain, and support the worldwide ecosystem of awesomeness. Projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond.

We are very grateful to the Awesome Foundation for their generous support! (As a bonus, who wouldn’t enjoy the idea of their project being a “flash of micro-brilliance”?)

Artbeat Preview

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Stop by the side of the Elm St. Davis Square T entrance for an Artbeat exclusive preview of The Mµseum and its inaugural exhibition “Invisible Cities.” Artbeat is an annual arts festival in Davis square, Somerville MA. This year’s theme is “micro,” a perfect fit for the introduction of our tiny institution!

“Invisible Cities”

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The Mµseum’s inaugural exhibition, “Invisible Cities”, will focus on the physical and emotional landscape of the city; like the museum itself, the work included will explore the intricacies of the urban environment, and what it means to inhabit this mutual space.

“Invisible Cities” includes work by Mara Brod, Grace Durnford, Emily Garfield, and Ted Ollier. The show will run from July 15th through October 11th, with a preview July 20th at ArtBeat.

Please Join us on Thursday, August 15th from 6:30-8:00pm at 72½ Union Square (between the Subway and The Independent) for the official museum ribbon cutting and opening reception for “Invisible Cities.” We are delighted that the ribbon will be cut by the Somerville Art’s Council’s very own Rachel Strutt!

[Image: “Glance” by Grace Durnford]