I know what you're thinking: How is it possible that the idea of a museum dedicated to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen is only coming about in 2016? We aren't quite sure either, but Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen can no longer contain their Olsen twin-sanity and so they are checking off another box on the list of things Brooklyn doesn't need but will find a way to create anyways.
Following up on their previous exhibit dedicated to the lives and rivalry of figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, their latest endeavor is titled "The Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi." Hoping to raise $9,500 to fund the project, Harkins and Olen's Kickstarter page thoroughly details exactly why they have chosen Mary-Kate and Ashley as their muses.
The Olsen Twins are True Celebrities. Highly unrelatable. They have bowls (and bowls) of cigarettes at their weddings. Very chic. They answered fans calls for them to appear on Fuller House with a gently whispered "what is that?" On all red carpets, they dress so that, if they needed to, they could do the Iditarod Race right after. They own a fashion empire. Thrust in front of the camera before they could make a choice, the Olsen Twins have been a national brand since they were babies. We envied them, revered them, we gazed upon them. As adults they are now badass business women who facilitate their lives to be as inaccessible as possible. In a world of "I trip at the Oscars, I'm JUST like YOU.", they hide in towers we can only assume don't exist on any maps."
However, the museum won't be limited to just the Olsen twins. As explained by Brokelyn, there will be sections dedicated to various aspects of reality TV and something called past life regression.
"So if the exhibit isn’t about Fuller House or 90s nostalgia, what’s the driving force behind it? Harkin and Olen are also including a number of reality TV aspects to the exhibit, to focus on what Olen called “the mid-aughts of celebutante culture.” So as the opposite of the Olsens, who are known for hiding from the paparazzi, there’ll be a Real Housewives-style confessional booth and a Kylie Jenner selfie station full of comically large Jenner objects like Starbucks cups and handbags. On the events side of things, there’s also plans for the storefront exhibit to host panel discussions on the Real Housewives series and an opportunity for you to learn about the exciting and baffling world of past life regression, which is apparently something rich people with TV shows spend their money learning about."
Head over to Brokelyn to read more about the project.
Feature image via ABC.