Museum of Pop Culture set to open outpost in New York City
NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle-based Museum of Pop Culture is looking to expand to New York City.
The new outpost would occupy a Manhattan building that is currently home to New York Public Library’s Science, Industry and Business Library.
The museum covers all aspects of pop culture with exhibits ranging from Marvel comics to horror firms to the rock band Nirvana.
Board Vice President Chris McGowan says he could also envision New York-centric exhibit topics such as Broadway and hip-hop.
The Wall Street Journal reports the building was purchased in 2016 by an affiliate company of museum founder Paul Allen, who also co-founded Microsoft.
McGowan says the New York museum is expected to open in about four years.
The specialized library’s services would then be absorbed into the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library.
Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com