A look inside the first ever Selfie museum

World’s newest, biggest selfie magnet is … a selfie museum inLos Angeles Get your smartphones ready for some super selfie action at a new interactive exhibition that explores the history and cultural phenomenon of snapping a photo of yourself Museum of Selfies in California aims to transform the way we think about our self-portraits and offers visitors the opportunity to take plenty of pictures of their own. And for those who think that if a moment wasn’t photographed it might as well have not happened, the good news is that at the Museum of Selfies, selfies are compulsory. The selfie — an image of oneself taken by oneself — has become increasingly ubiquitous and is one of the defining features of this generation. Now you can explore the origin of this phenomenon at the Museum of Selfies . Located in Glendale, California , the pop-up interactive museum opens for a limited two- month engagement from April 1 to May 31.

Visitors will be able to explore the 40,000-year history of self-portraiture and the “spectacle of the selfie” through the lens of art, history, technology and culture, while taking some amazing selfies of their own with the museum’s interactive installations.
The museum features over 15 unique exhibits, as well as a record-breaking selfie stick measuring 90 feet, 6 inches long that extends through the entire length of the museum.

“Whether you love them or hate them, you won’t see selfies the same way again,” the museum states on its website, which is decorated with images of iconic portraits like Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” , Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portrait, Gustav Klimt’s “The Woman in Gold” and Michelangelo’s statue of David photoshopped so that their subjects are each holding a smartphone.


Visitor Lori Nguyen, a 45-year-old event planner, said she doesn’t take selfies very often because “I’m not, like, super young.” But another visitor, Nina Crowe, said she takes “one a day”.


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