Mishou Magazine Issue 2: My Museum
Dizzy Magazine is an Independent art magazine and book publisher based in New York. Often highlighting artists with interdisciplinary practices, Dizzy is interested in intergenerational engagement and collaboration.
Mishou Magazine is an extension of this ethos, with even more emphasis on artists and readers ages 15 and younger, collaborations between generations, and interactive sections. Mishou takes submissions from artists ages 15 and under. They approach every issue of their magazines with the hope that they are something you’ll want to put on your bookshelf, and come back to, rather than being a disposable news source.
Issue 2: My Museum
This issue’s theme is inspired by museums. Museums are filled with all sorts of things, from fossils, to furniture, to fashion. A lot of them are used to show and teach people about art, and can also be a space where the art is kept safe, so that humans can look at it for many years. Sometimes museums are in buildings, big or small. Sometimes they cost money to enter, and sometimes they are free. Sometimes you can take classes, or a tour. We hope that now, and in the future, museums will be open to everyone! At Mishou, we think that anyone can start a museum. If there is one topic you’re super interested in, you can create a museum all about that one thing! Since I love warbler birds, maybe I will start a “Warbler Museum”, with drawings, videos, sounds… anything that has to do with warblers! Museums can also have bigger ideas, or themes, and include lots of different things that fit into that category. For example, an “Art Museum” can include all kinds of art from the past, or the present! An “Archaeology Museum” can show historical objects all the way from dinosaur bones to maps of what Earth looked like thousands of years ago. In this issue of Mishou we want to share with you some unique and special examples of museums. On page 47 you will find the Titanic Historical Society, which has a museum in the back of a jewelry repair shop, and on page 5 there is The Revolving Museum, which makes art projects happen all over the place, by using lots of vehicles called artmobiles! Issue #2 contributors and artists range from age 5 to 48!