Photos: Los Angeles' Glorious Bunny Museum Reopens In Altadena
MOMA, the Centre Pompidou, the Tate Modern, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are all trash museums. Only one true museum exists in the world, and it stands above all others with its commitment to True Aesthetic Purpose. If Plato were alive right now, he would only have one example for the ideal of displaying objects:
The Bunny Museum.
This beacon of finer things has been closed for the past month in order to move from its original Pasadena location to a larger location in Altadena. Now with room to roam, the Bunny Museum can embrace its full status as the only museum worth anyone's time. The museum originally opened in 1993, and by 1999 it won the Guinness World Record for Most Bunny Items (at the time, that clocked in at 8,437, according to the Pasadena Star-News). The museum now flexes 33,000 items and continues to grow every day. The owners, Candace Frazee and Steven Lubanski, gift each other new items on a daily basis, according to NBC. They are also collectively known as Lubanzee, according to their Facebook: (Lub(anski) + (b)unn(ies) + (Fra)zee).
Among the new elements of the larger space is the "Chamber of Hop Horrors." The room is for anyone over the age of 13 and features a six-foot-tall bunny with an "evil grin" on its face. There will also include photos of bunnies who were used in science experiments, say the owners; this section will be barred from younger children as well.
The museum now features a bunny library, too, as well as a bunny warren for live bunnies, and nine Rose Parade float bunnies, among the thousands of other pieces of bunny memorabilia.
It officially reopened Monday with a "Grand Hoppenin" celebration, including daytime museum events and an evening party. Candace Frazee told LAist the crowd for the reopening consisted of "old visitors, families with kids, hipsters" and that some people even traveled from Ohio and Florida for the opening. The museum also received a proclamation covered in bunnies from the County to commemorate its importance.
The Bunny Museum is open from 11AM-6PM every day and is located at 2605 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001.