Museum of Ice Cream in New York Will Include Work by Quite a Few Artists

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Well! Just when you thought that things could not get any more out of control in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District news arrives that a Museum of Ice Cream is going to open in the area on July 29. It will be “just a few scoops from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Gansevoort Street entrance to the High Line,” to borrow the language of its news release. (Emphasis added, while wincing.)

Reading the details of this Museum of Ice Cream, which Eater first reported, the place actually sounds like it will be more of an amusement park or food court than an actual museum (though goodness knows those distinctions are always blurring), with “a swimmable rainbow ‘sprinkle’ pool, edible balloons, an immersive chocolate room, and a collaborative massive ice cream sundae.” There will also be an area called Tinder Land—yes, courtesy of that Tinder—that will have a “custom app” allowing people to “find their match/favorite flavor.” I already know my favorite flavor, thank you very much: it’s mint chocolate chip. (The address for gifts of ice cream is at the end of this post.)

To the point finally, there is also this: “Visual designs from renowned NYC artists will serve as the cherry on top of this modern, whimsical urban ice cream playground.” Those artists include Richard Phillips, Tom Sanford, and Nir Hod. The full list follows.

– Anna Barlow
– Apostrophe NYC
– Harif Guzman
– Jonathan Allen
– Lizzie Darden
– Mallory Heyer
– Matt Starr
– Miky Fabrega
– Nic Rad
– Paris Kain
– Peter Anton
– PJ Linden
– Sarah Reynolds
– Sebastian Errazuriz
– Stephanie Carendi
– Tatyana Murray
– Tom Sanford
– William Logan

Where is Will Cotton? Where is Donald Beachler? In any sense, the museum—MOIC, as one might style it—will be open at 100 Gansevoort Street only through August 31 and will feature real ice cream from Black Tap and OddFellows. It will cost $18 to get in.

Update, July 13: An earlier version of this post said that Richard Phillips and Nir Hod would have work in the show. However, a rep for the museum said that they are, in fact, unconfirmed, and so their names have been removed from the list of participating artists.

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