Judith Klausner, one of the founders of the Somerville Micro Museum, also known as Mµseum, said it's probably the smallest art museum in the world.
At 10 inches by 8 inches by 16 inches, it's hard to think of a public gallery space that's smaller, especially one that has track lighting and wall space to hang six separate pieces of artwork.
By the way, the µ symbol, pronounced "mew," is "a Greek letter whose scientific meaning is 'micro,'" according to Mµseum's website.
Somerville Mayor Joesph Curtatone and a crowd of museum-goers gathered in Union Square Thursday evening to perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the museum and launch it's first exhibit, "Invisible Cities," which will be on display at Mµseum until Oct. 11.
Of course, it was a mini ribbon, and the mayor used mini scissors to cut it. He also gave "an official micro speech." It went like this: "Good evening. Thank you."
The Mµseum is located at 72½ Union Square, between The Independent and Subway. It's open 24 hours a day, and admission is free, so stop by whenever you want.