Roman philosopher Cicero once said there’s a thin line between pleasure and disgust, and Los Angeles’ newest pop-up museum will set out to put that theory to the test.
The Disgusting Food Museum will bring foreign delicacies to Angelenos next month, with maggot-infested cheese, bull testicles and eyeballs all on display, along with plenty of illuminating info on the cultures that produced them.
Curator Dr. Sam West said that there’s more to this museum than the gross-out factor. His hope is that visitors think about how some of these foods could become a sustainable food source in the future.
“The museum aims to change our view of what is disgusting or not and expose our minds to what is known as normal in other cultures,” West said.
Visitors will have the opportunity to smell and taste some of these vile creations at a tasting bar, as well as take selfies to prove it happened, continuing trends set by the Museum of Ice Cream and the Pizza Experience in bringing viral museum exhibitions for millennials.
In addition to the aforementioned foods, visitors to the museum will also get to experience frog smoothies from Peru, infamously smelly durians from Thailand, drowned baby mice in rice wine from China and more than 80 other exhibits.
The exhibit will make its debut at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 9th, and run until Feb. 17th, 2019.