June 9, 2023

Roadside America’s web site of the week is the “Final Supper Museum” in Douglas, Arizona. I have not been but however I am incessantly close to Douglas, and am excited to go test it out. It sounds sufficiently bizarre to be price a go to. The museum was created in February 2023 by Eric Braverman, who at age 7 in 1972, noticed a life-sized wax model of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Final Supper at a museum in Phoenix. He purchased a snow globe of the portray within the reward store, and has been accumulating variations ever since. Roadside America describes the museum’s assortment:

Between 400 and 500 Final Suppers are on show, which overwhelms some guests though it is a small fraction of the general assortment. The Florys’ [Reverend Charles and Wilma Flory, who ran a Last Supper Museum in Greensburg, Indiana that is now permanently closed] conservative contributions give the museum a stable basis, with the acquainted da Vinci banquet reproduced in work, carvings, ceramics, and needlepoint — in addition to in occasional oddities equivalent to a Final Supper etched into an ostrich egg and a lump of coal.

Eric’s madcap aesthetic, nonetheless, is what makes the museum memorable. There is no must ask who collected the Final Suppers of rubber duckies, clowns, cutlery, Jamaican Rastafarians, Kachina dolls, PEZ dispensers, and Tupperware. There are Final Suppers that includes the forged of the Simpsons, South Park, Star Wars, the Avengers, and icons of American breakfast cereals. A Final Supper has been constructed inside a bottle, baked right into a cookie, rolled from banana leaves, and painted onto a lady’s corset and a Frisbee. Eric’s authentic snow globe is on show, as is a room key from the Leonardo da Vinci Resort.

Learn extra in regards to the museum right here. It sounds superior! I will go as quickly as I can, and can report again, with pictures! In case you ever get to Douglas, additionally go see the Artwork Automotive World. Each museums are featured on this video (the Final Supper Museum begins at 2:40 and Artwork Automotive World at 14:27).

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