WICKER PARK — Chicago is finally getting a museum devoted to pizza — for one day, at least.
Organizers of this weekend's Chicago Pizza Summit at Wicker Park's First Ward Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., announced that "pizza enthusiast and collector" Kendall Bruns will bring his repertoire of memorabilia for a "pop-up exhibit."
Bruns' collection, which lives online as the self-designated United States Pizza Museum, is vast and varied. It includes historical postcards, menus from pizza joints around the country, and a VHS copy of the 1988 film "Mystic Pizza."
Bruns said Saturday's pizza parley would be the perfect venue to turn his virtual library into a real-live exhibit.
"I can’t think of a better audience to share these items with,” he was quoted as saying in a Monday press release.
Unfortunately, tickets to the Pizza Summit are sold out, so anyone else with a desire to see the exhibit up close will have to wait for the exhibit's next appearance — or for the museum to find a permanent space.
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