The Doof Museum of Culture and History - established in 2005
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The Doof Museum
Welcome to the Doof Museum of Culture and History. This is the only place in the world that is solely devoted to the preservation and the continuation of the Doof and its image.
What is a Doof? There is no real answer. Some experts say that the Doof originally was an animated cartoon that flourished in the early years of animation. Others believe that the Doof image has been around longer than that, acting as a muse and lucky charm to artists throughout the ages. Still others have never seen one and don’t have an opinion at all. But one thing is for certain, the Doof has been the inspiration for countless numbers of artistic activities and endeavors and these exhibits will show a sub-culture of art that is of unique creativeness. Because the Doof has taken such a long and fruitful journey, the need for a cultural institution to gather and collect the art and the artifacts that piece together the intriguing history of this rare culture.
The Doof Museum of Culture and History has met this challenge and has painstakingly compiled such a complete collection that it can honestly claim to authentically reflect the art and history of this enigmatic image.
For the last ten years I have been creating a mock museum devoted to the imaginary cartoon character, the Doof. The Museum boasts collections and archives that focuses on these 5 areas of study; Fine Arts, Literary Arts, Popular Culture, Performing Arts and Exhibitions/Installations. For the collection, I have created the works of several Doof artists, each touching on an area of study. Some of the artists, I created a body of work, but for a lot of the artists, there is only one example. These Doof artists are truly fictional and their histories consist of names and traits from my personal past as well as popular culture and the artistic style of their work is based on the different stereo-typical genres that museum's focus their attention on. Added to the collection are parodies I tribute to real though deceased artists such as Piet Mondrian and Philip Guston. As for my own Doof artwork, let’s just say that I am well represented in the collection.