A 'Pop Culture Died in 2009' Exhibit is Opening Soon in Brooklyn

by Flaunt Staff

The 2000s were home to a strange ten years that continue to fascinate and inspire pop culture enthusiasts and anthropologists almost a decade later. In just one iconic decade, Heidi Montag praised her breast implants for giving her a better workout and improving her sex life, saying, “it’s like there are two weights on my chest,” while Lindsay Lohan was arrested for the first time in 2007 after getting in a car chase with her ex-assistant’s mom. Meanwhile, Reba McIntire told us all to “pray for Britney” and Dolly Parton told Oprah that it’s hard not being gay. And of course, we can’t forget the defining fashion trends, like the velour tracksuit and Uggs with shorts or miniskirts.

One museum in Brooklyn paired up with the Instagram account Pop Culture Died in 2009 to remind us all what the 2000s were really about: obsessively stalking pop culture icons and shaming them throughout their demise. Together with a roster of artists recreating this era’s tabloid covers and more, The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Museum (THNK) invites us to celebrate the United States’ finest hour. The theme will be Nicole Richie’s Memorial Day BBQ, which has been memorialized thanks to the galling invitation she wrote.

The exhibit will be on view July 29 through August 11. Details can be found here.


Written by: Brianna Di Monda