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An Art Tour of the TackyLeave

the Louvre behind. avoid the masses at the Met. Here's our guide to

some truly weird museums. See New Jersey trash, Swiss frogs and more.By Malcolm BeithWho

says a museum has to be about art? With worldwide museum attendance

higher in the past decade than ever, curators are realizing they dont't

need a Picasso to bring in the crowds. Mumimies, or shoes - or ever

bananas - will work just as well.  Disappointed in the "Mona Lisa"?

Sample the Jell - O Museum in Le Roy, New York, is home to a plumbing

museum and Munich displays potatoes. Art snob who enounce it all as

"rubbish" would to visit the Trash exhibit in Warren Country, New Jersey

- anyway, they often say the same about modem art. Wacky museums appeal

because they "present the world around us in ways that are unexpected",

says museum designer Karl Katz, the former chair of especial projects

at New York's Metropolitan Museum. The "stuff" on display is secondary.

"There'd be a bagel museum if had my way", he says. Judging from the

competition, he won't, have to wait long.According to the text  Museums:

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