Views of the Museum
San Jose Mercury News article
"The delights provided us by the Zymoglyphic Museum's myriad selections, and even by the relatively elaborate annotations and codifications with which the Museum provides its holdings, are themselves self-evident. The poetry of form, lyricism of association, and economy of function that define every concatenation, that pervade every diorama, rivet us to these apparitions, cementing our fascination and our affection."
From The Art World Beneath Our Feet: The Zymoglyphic Museum and its Mission by Peter Frank.
It is made of some deep thoughts, some random junk and some accumulated stuff...It is a place to meditate on life and death
|A gallery of photographs of the museum by artist-in-residence Judith Hoffman, using a variety of photographic techniques|
|A gallery of photographs taken by visitors during various open days at the museum|
What is it? A self-museum, a cabinet of curiosities, no, make that fishtanks of curiosities, with lots of little eyes secretly staring at you, and organic matter arranged into beings with souls...you feel your head getting sucked into the middle of the earth.
|A photo essay by Laura Mappin|
a dusty, strange world of Frankenstein'd creatures and ephemeral art...a beautiful mish-mash of railroad figurines, dried bugs, fake eyeballs and dryer lint...for someone who has a museum of fake animals in his toolshed, [the curator] is astonishingly sane and fun to talk to.-- Amy Brown
where alchemists, goddesses, and steampunk priestesses collide...-- Kirsten Weiss, San Mateo resident and author of the forthcoming The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum
Connecting the world with dead things and junk...Delicate bits of decay...lovingly arranged to create unknown worlds-- Jeanie M.
weird little collection...in a beat-up wooden shed in some dude's driveway-- Schmoo on Obscura Day 2011 [ed. note: The shed is not nearly as beat-up as museum management might prefer]
It's this middle-aged weird dad guy in the suburbs...but it's still very cool-- Obscura Day 2012
|Members of Sketchcrawl Silicon Valley came by in March of 2012.|
You'll discover there are no secrets in his Cabinet of Curiosity His Zymoglyphic Museum Where Evolution is Creation Creation is Evolution The result is always Poetry Take a walk around the neighborhood and try not to wake up Or you'll miss the wonderful beauty of the place The university of dreams, your continuing education of this earthly cosmos You arrive a guest and you leave a member of the family Whether you admit it or not.Cabinet of Curiosity
by Robert Perry
Poems on the Spot
Book Arts Jam
October 16, 2011
2. We have labelled incorrectly these dead beings at the Zymoglyphic Museum, under your skin a panorama of living creatures the soil under your painted toes is fossicked these strange currents that run within you culminate in the fogginess of your gaze we both know the controversy surrounding mermaid collecting we both know of leather-winged folk who left city lights to swim again through other jungles such spectacles at night moving in a breathless flight.from "Seven steps to a Tableau Vivant"
by Misbah Khokhar
The original inspiration for much of my work came from stumbling across the 'zymoglyphic museum'
[T]he Zymoglyphic Museum is one of the 20th century's great art works (alongside of Museum of Jurassic Technologies) -- just shamefully unrecognised.-- Incognita Nom de Plume
The Zymoglyphic Museum - The world's finest collection of artistic detritus-- Urban Cryptids
I wanna be a Zymoglyphic Art Museum Curator when I grow up.-- Magnafeek
occupies a place somewhere along the line between Cornell and The Brothers Quay.-- A novelty choking hazard
Is this thing real?
[The dioramas] are kind of like an obscure and evil I-Spy book, with lots of hidden actions and creatures. Also, this website is absolutely crazy-- Curious
If I had the nose to live in the dust, the General would not be me who would then complain about the ecology and everything possible to speculate and involuntary, so this is my favorite aquarium. Only one club tent in the middle, no glattgeschliff'nes glass, brown algae covers in just outside. And then it would dawn and gush to the ceiling.-- Wonnegrausen [Google translation from German]
La fiaccola dell'entropia! La fiaccola dell'entropia!-- L'Ascella Ebbra [The Drunken Armpit]
today I discovered I'm a zymoglyphile...I'm chuffed pink to have found the proper name for my condition-- poetmcgonagall
Someday I'd like to have my own little museum. There's this one called the Zymoglyphic Museum that I'd love to visit, but it's way out in California and only open a few days a year. It's pretty neat and when I win the lottery I'll go every year, or possibly just buy it and move it to my private island.-- Dating profile, 31F, Marion, Ill.
The Museum of Dust is a shadowy, incorporeal, antitpodean meta-institution that attempted to acquire the Zymoglyphic Museum for its Wunderkammer collection in 2006. It has since returned to its original mission of "gathering dust."
Metafilter is a literate, intelligent and witty community weblog where the comments are often more interesting than the links being discussed. The museum's exhibits have provided a springboard for a number of posts and discussions.
You'll enjoy finding the "poetic effect" in the exhibits at the museum's website
...fermented or dried-up stuff used to make art