One of the few family-run, in-house museums left in the States, the Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata displays Jen and Scott Webel’s collection in a single room stuffed with a minglemangle of objects, from the butt of the last cigarette Marilyn Monroe ever smoked to a bottle of red rain from India to a yeti toy, donated by a female rabbi. At least that’s what the Webels will tell you – how much of it you believe is up to you.
This place, ah, it's one of our favorite places in the entire city
; and now, after a brief hiatus, the curators are back and offering guided tours by appointment. Sat., May 16 - Sat., Sept. 30. $5.
That local combination of bright whimsy, deep scholarship, and compelling design
, aimed at artlovers and weirdos everywhere, like some oversized Star Trek phaser set to DELIGHT, is again open for your pleasure. With a newly comprehensive guidebook soon to follow. Saturdays, 4-7pm. Donations accepted.