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Egg-streme art: LACMA kickstarter campaign brings tiny NuMu museum to Los Angeles

Egg-streme art: LACMA kickstarter campaign brings tiny NuMu museum to Los Angeles

An egg-shaped micro art museum is to open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

The Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (NuMu) is the world’s smallest art contemporary art museum.

It originally hails from Guatemala where it is the country’s first and only contemporary art museum. The unique space was created from a former drive-thru egg-selling kiosk.

LACMA launched its first ever Kickstarter campaign to create a replica of NuMu and bring it to Los Angeles.

The intention was to raise $75,000 but, in the end, 492 people from around the world donated over $78,000 to the project.

En route to LACMA, the nomadic egg has been bringing culture to local communities, acting as a ‘gathering place and creative incubator’.

NuMu forms part of LACMA’s new exhibit, A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity which features new works from Latin American artists.

The 2.5m x 2m space will house work from artists Joaquín Orellana and Regina José Galindo. NuMu will also be offering a full schedule of public programming.

Image: LACMA

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