The Museum Emoji Guessing Game

An offhand remark I made in my review of the The Statue of Liberty Museum got me thinking about emoji and museums and museum emoji.  I have mixed feelings about emoji, especially as the character set nears hanzi/kanji numbers. They’re complex, and just as open to misinterpretation as any form of communication. Sometimes an eggplant is just an eggplant. On the other hand, adding a visual component to dry text communication can enrich it.  And they’re fun.

Anyway, I started pondering what some of my favorite New York City museums would be called in emoji.  And I decided, why not make a game of it?  Here’s some museums rendered emojically.  Most are pretty famous, though a couple are obscure.  

See how many you can decode! πŸ€”πŸ†

Emoji Museums

Hover or tap on the blocked out spaces to reveal the answers, or click/tap on the emoji to go to my review.

πŸ—½πŸ› The Statue of Liberty Museum
πŸ–ΌπŸ–ΌπŸ–ΌπŸ–ΌπŸ—ΏπŸ—ΏπŸ—ΏπŸ—ΏπŸŒπŸ₯‡πŸ› The Met
πŸ¦πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ¦ New York Public Library
πŸ¦„πŸ°πŸ–ΌπŸ› The Cloisters
πŸ‘΄πŸ»πŸŽ©πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ πŸ–ΌπŸ› The Frick Collection
πŸ‘΄πŸ»πŸŽ©πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ–ΌπŸ› The Morgan Library
πŸ–βž•πŸ€’βž•πŸ‹βž‘πŸ”ŸπŸ’΅πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ  Hamilton Grange. This was hard; I went with ham+ill+ton plus the $10 bill.
β™»βž•πŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸŒ³βš°πŸ’€ Green-Wood Cemetery. There should be a gravestone emoji!
πŸ›πŸ”žπŸ†πŸ‘πŸ’¦ Museum of Sex
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ›πŸ‹πŸ˜πŸŒ–β˜„πŸ”­πŸŒŽπŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸ’ŽπŸ”¬ American Museum of Natural History
πŸ›³β›΄πŸš’βš“πŸ­πŸ› Maritime Industry Museum
β›ͺπŸ˜‡βœπŸ“–πŸŒπŸ”šπŸ‘Ό Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Only works if you know he wrote the Book of Revelation.
πŸ›πŸ™πŸŽπŸš•πŸš‡πŸ€ Museum of the City of New York
πŸ›πŸ‘˜βž‘πŸ‘—πŸš‚βž‘πŸš…β˜Žβž‘πŸ“±πŸ–Ό Museum of Modern Art. It’s ironic given that emoji are officially part of MoMA’s collection, but I had the hardest time coming up with a way to represent “modern.”
πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ›πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ–Ό Whitney Museum of American Art. I got nothing for “Whitney” But museum of American art should suffice.

Clearly I could do this all day.  But I won’t.