About the Museum
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The Zymoglyphic Museum's primary mission is the preservation of the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Zymoglyphic region. In addition, the museum hosts a variety of special collections and online exhibits related to zymoglyphic themes of natural art, celebration of decay, and museums as curiosity cabinets.
Visiting the Museum
The museum is nestled in the bucolic Mount Tabor neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. The address is 6225 SE Alder St., near 62nd and Belmont. The #15 bus stops just 2 blocks away and street parking is plentiful. Admission to the museum is free of charge.
- 2017 Open Days
- The museum is usually open to the public every other Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM (If Google says differently, please ignore them).
The next confirmed open days are:
- April 23
- May 7
- May 21 - This date coincides in part with the Mount Tabor Art Walk
- The museum is participating in Atlas Obscura's "global celebration of exploration and discovery" on Saturday, May 6. Events will be held in 25 countries, from Albania to the Zymoglyphic region. Reserve your (free) tickets here
If you are passing through Portland, entertaining out-of-town guests, or are otherwise unable to visit during the open hours, you can make an appointment to visit the museum! Contact the curator at email@example.com
(no appointment needed during open hours)
The museum shop (cash only) features postcards, books from the Zymoglyphic Museum Press, and prints.
Photography is encouraged and all ages are welcome.
Cautionary notes: The museum is on the second floor of a detached garage, with only stair access. No bathrooms are available.
Contact the museum curator at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the mailing list for any updates. Events will also be listed on the museum's Facebook page.
What is it? A self-museum, a cabinet of curiosities, no, make that fishtanks of curiosities, with lots of little eyes secretly staring at you, and organic matter arranged into beings with souls.
The world's finest collection of artistic detritus
Today I discovered I'm a zymoglyphile...I'm chuffed pink to have found the proper name for my condition
Views of the Museum
- Frequently asked questions
- "What does 'zymoglyphic' mean?" and other mysteries explained
- Views of the museum
- Reactions to the museum from visitors both physical and virtual
- Museum as muse
- Artists and writers inspired by the museum and its collections
- Photographs of the museum taken by Judith Hoffman, artist-in-residence
- A gallery of photographs taken by museum visitors
- Poems, sketches, and art inspired by the museum's collections
- Curator's corner
- The curator views the museum and its mission through a variety of literary lenses
- Museum History
- The evolution of the museum from a 10 year-old boy's collection of rocks, bird nests, fossils, arrowheads, and marine animals to its incarnations in San Mateo and Portland
- Affiliated and sympathetic institutions
- Museums, libraries, esoteric societies, etc.
Disclaimers and legal amusements
- This site and all photographs copyright 2000-2017 by Jim Stewart, except where otherwise credited
- Some portions may or may not be works of fiction and should not be used for factual reference without independent research
- Any exposure or depiction of human genitalia, pudenda, or secondary sexual characteristics is for educational, artistic, or entertainment purposes only, with no prurient intent, expressed or implied. While such depictions do exist on this web site, viewers are further cautioned that they are rare and may be difficult to find.
- No animals were harmed or killed in the making of the exhibits except for some ants and some pesky little beetles that were caught trying to dismantle portions of the exhibits they deemed edible.
- The term "Zymoglyphic" is a trademark of The Zymoglyphic Museum, its subsidiaries, heirs, and assigns, and may only be used when referring to the Museum or to the Region it claims to represent. "zymoglyphic" (all lower case) may be used as an adjective to describe any person, place, thing, or idea related to the themes of the Museum, although Museum management claims final moral if not legal authority to determine what is and is not truly "zymoglyphic."
- Links to books and DVDs in the museum shop are provided in association with Amazon