Friday, September 4, 2015

THE MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY


TROUVELOT HALLWAY AT THE, MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY
credit: MJT

This week's art and culture piece is on a place I especially treasure: the weird and wonderful Museum of Jurassic Technology.

The piece starts like this:

The Museum of Jurassic Technology, located in Culver City, was founded by David Hildebrand Wilson and Diana Drake Wilson (husband and wife). It traveled for several years before settling on Venice Boulevard in late 1987.

The introduction on the museum’s website begins: “The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, California, is an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic.”

The Wikipedia entry adds: “The factual claims of many of the museum’s exhibits strain credibility, provoking an array of interpretations from commentators.”

In laywoman’s terms, the MJT is simultaneously utterly serious, utterly tongue-in-cheek, and a kind of elaborate gift/puzzle/koan.



READ THE WHOLE ;PIECE HERE.


MADELENA DELANI ROOM AT THE MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY
credit: MJT

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