Friday, July 26, 2013

Kiosk Museum

Late Wednesday morning a small group of well-dressed people were assembled at the entrance to Maiden Lane on Grant for the unveiling of something called the Kiosk Museum. Basically it seems to be a new way to justify those cumbersome JCDecaux advertising kiosks, now that there are no newspapers to sell out of them.

2 of the kiosks house lit display cases containing puppets from around the world. The press release boasts that this museum is open "24/7."

I caught the tail end of the opening day ceremony, which included a small temporary stage for officials from JCDecaux, City Hall & design firm HOK. A children's puppeteer also participated. His hand puppet called Wolfie sang "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" to passersby after the ceremony.

§ A World View of Puppets
Kiosk Museum
Northwest corner of Grant Avenue & Maiden Lane.
Southeast corner of Stockton & Post Streets.
July 24, 2013 through November 6, 2013

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