Spot Cool Stuff is, shall we say, “challenged” when it comes to the visual arts. Drawing, painting, sculpting—we’re terrible at them all. No self-respecting museum would ever consider putting one of our artworks on display. No museum except for one: MoBA.
Can something be considered cool when it’s located in a rundown strip mall next to a $2 movie theater? It can if it is the Pinball Hall Of Fame.
The kids will appreciate the Atomic Fireball Candies—wildly popular, of course, in the unironic 1950s.
As if Las Vegas didn’t offer enough bang for your buck. Now, just ten minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the Atomic Testing Museum is ground zero for a stark, eerie and unmissable history lesson.
Most people would not voluntarily live in the middle of a remote lava field. Artist César Manrique decided to build his dream house there.
London’s Amora is like no museum you toured in grade school. This self-described “Academy of Sex & Relationships” is like an erotic theme park (without the rides).
New to Moscow’s Krasnaya Presnya park: the world’s first ice sculpture gallery. This might also be the world’s coldest museum—the frozen exhibits here are kept at -10C (14F).
Visitors to the gallery are given special coat to wear that looks like a cross between an Eskimo’s parka and an alien costume from a low budget horror movie (see photos after the jump). The coats are partially to keep you warm (and looking ridiculous) but also to keep your body temperature from melting the displays. Even with the coats, to keep the temperature constant only ten visitors are allowed in the gallery at a time. The ice displays are open year round, making the ice sculptures in Krasnaya Presnya park a good place to cool off in the summer . . . or warm up in the Moscow winter. Entrance is 350 rubles (about $14, €9).
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