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Las Vegas Needs A Museum (It Doesn't Have One)

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Art museums are an essential part of a city’s character. Las Vegas doesn’t have a museum that could stand alongside a MoMA or a Broad, and we need one. Cynics like to hold up the early-2000s failure of the Venetian’s two Guggenheim spaces as evidence that Vegas can’t support an art museum, but could Vegas […]

From Colgate Lasagna to the monoski, flops take center stage

last monthArts : Artdaily

Once cast aside as a cringe-worthy mistake, "Colgate Lasagna" has at last found fame... as a top flop at the Museum of Failure. The dental care brand's 1980s culinary foray joins the line-up of epic fails on display in Los Angeles at a roving pop-up museum that has proven an ironic success. Show More Summary

Celebrating The Success Of The Museum Of Failure

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“When people are presented with a perfect image of something — whether a product or a perfect person — it doesn’t feel authentic. And the Museum of Failure, with its artifacts, feels — and is — completely genuine and authentic. And that’s something that’s not so common today.”

Coca-Cola Bl?K? Apple's Newton? Six big flops at the Museum of Failure pop-up, now in L.A.

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Failure, it turns out, is an option. The Museum of Failure, a traveling pop-culture show presenting commercial products and services that rank as epic fails — beef lasagna frozen dinner from toothpaste maker Colgate, anyone? — has opened at downtown L.A.’s A+D Architecture and Design Museum. The...

19 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

Felled trees become art at the L.A. County Arboretum, the Museum of Failure arrives in L.A. from Sweden, Jordan Peele answers questions about his hit movie Get Out at the Hammer, and more fun stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 12/1 Metro Art screens Ava DuVernay's...

Suck It, Success: The Museum of Failure Is Coming to Downtown L.A.

Last September, a company called Touch launched in Beijing. The share economy is apparently even more popular in China than it is here, so Touch entered the marketplace offering items that were previously unavailable for short-term rental: lifelike silicone sex dolls. For the bargain price of roughly $45, a person could...

Kansas museum honors Even Knievel, the godfather of extreme sports

In the 1960s and '70s, the daredevil on two wheels skyrocketed to fame for his planned jumps, which often ended in failure. Now the museum displays his gear and chronicles his feats.

A Kuwaiti Artist Contemplates the Failure of a Museum that Never Opened

7 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Alia Farid, for her first show in Paris, uses the graphic look of conceptual art to fashion an installation that explores a museum’s failure. The post A Kuwaiti Artist Contemplates the Failure of a Museum that Never Opened appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Inside the Museum of Failure: Microsoft's Kin to Apple's Pippin, the world's greatest flops

Coke 2, Bic's 'she-pen', and Nokia's 'taco phone' N-gage probably shouldn't have been released, but they shouldn't be forgotten either.

Museum of Failure Honors Commercialism’s Greatest Missteps

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets :

“Only those who dare to fail greatly,” Robert F. Kennedy said, “can ever achieve greatly.” If that’s true, then Sweden’s new Museum of Failures is going to be a massive success. Curated by […] The post Museum of Failure Honors Commercialism’s Greatest Missteps appeared first on

The Museum of Failure, A Wonderful Collection of Abject Missteps in Product Innovation

7 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden is an extensive collection of innovative product missteps due to a variety of reasons. But failure, as we know, is not always a bad thing and the museum is instead, a wonderful testament to the spirit of creativity. Show More Summary

Museum of Failure: where product flops can finally shine

7 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Does anyone remember the Newton MessagePad, Apple Pippin, McDonald's Arch Deluxe, Ikea's lovely snail hat, and the more recent Google Glass? Well you can revisit these flops along with many other has-beens at the new Museum of Failure...Show More Summary

Budget impasse forces closing of Southern Illinois museum

The museum at Southern Illinois University has become another casualty of Illinois legislators' failure to come up with a state budget. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports ( ) that … Click to Continue ...

Sweden's Museum of Failure celebrates products that flopped

Green Heinz ketchup? Fat-free Pringles? Colgate frozen lasagna? You don't need to be an expert to know these products weren't successful.

The Failure Museum, Pringles’ Flavor Clouds and Selfie Bans

This week a theme that emerged in the stories was that of the many faces of failure. There is a new museum in Sweden celebrating product and cultural failures of modern times. A former Silicon Valley darling chat app called YikYak failed and lost hundreds of millions of perceived/bloated valuation. The Met Gala stuck to

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