The U.S. Pizza Museum will be open at the Roosevelt Collection in Chicago's South Loop through October.
The USA has many styles of pizza from Chicago deep-dish to New York slices to New Haven thin crust to Detroit's rectangular crunchy crust. The U.S. Pizza Museum in Chicago honors them all.
U.S. Pizza Museum founder Kendall Bruns hopes the pop-up venue will become permanent.
The U.S. Pizza Museum in Chicago honors one of the USA's favorite foods--cheesy, gooey pizza.
Admission to the U.S. Pizza Museum in Chicago is free.
U.S. Pizza Museum founder Kendall Bruns has been collecting pizza memorabilia for years.
U.S. Pizza Museum in Chicago was founded by Kendall Bruns.
The U.S. Pizza Museum in Chicago honors pizzas in Chicago and around the USA.
The U.S. Pizza Museum has existed only online and in pop-ups and events.
The U.S. Pizza Museum in Chicago has pizza-related memorabilia such as toys, menus and rare boxes.
The U.S. Pizza Museum in Chicago includes album covers with pizza themes.
Here's a selection of items from the U.S. Pizza Museum collection, which will operate in at the Roosevelt Collection in Chicago through October.
Here's a selection of items from the U.S. Pizza Museum collection, which will operate in Chicago through October.
U.S. Pizza Museum founder and director Kendall Bruns poses with items from the museum’s collection.
Here are items from the U.S. Pizza Museum collection. The exhibit is focused on pizza pop culture with items from local and national pizzerias.
Nick Pianetto Sr. established Pat’s Pizzeria and Ristorante in 1950 at 3114 N Sheffield Ave in Chicago. They’re known for their crispy thin crust tavern cut sausage pizza. This menu is part of the U.S. Pizza Museum collection.
This New York Pizza Suprema menu is from around 2012. When Italian immigrant Salvatore Riggio opened New York Pizza Suprema in 1964, a slice of pizza cost five cents.
This is a menu from Santillo’s Brick Oven Pizza in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The Santillo family has been delivering bread and making focaccia since 1918. They started making pizzas in 1950. They’ve been using the same arched brick oven since 1957, the U.S. Pizza Museum says.
This a a menu from De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies in Robbinsville, New Jersey, from around 2015.
The first album by The Fat Boys, released on Dec. 18, 1984 by Sutra Records, is part of the U.S. Pizza Museum collection. The Fat Boys featured pizza prominently on their self-titled debut album.
This Fat Boys pizza-themed album cover is part of the U.S. Pizza Museum collection.
This is the Let’s Have a Pizza Party album cover by The Gaylords
Mercury Records, circa 1958.
Brothers Paul Van Doren and James Van Doren, Serge D’Elia, and Gordon Lee opened the first Vans store in Anaheim, California on March 16, 1966. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2016 with new releases, including this one featuring pepperoni pizza slices floating on a red classic slip-on. A pair is in the U.S. Pizza Museum collection.
These Vans slip-on shoes decorated with pepperoni pizza is part of the U.S. Pizza Museum Collection.
This is Pepperoni the Clown from Cassano’s Pizza. The pizzeria was founded by Kettering, Ohio grocer Victor “Vic” J. Cassano, Sr. and Caroline “Mom” Donisi in 1953. The doll is in the U.S. Pizza Museum collection.
Pepperoni the Clown was Cassano's Pizza's mascot, appearing in parades and grand openings in the 1960s and 1970s. It was replaced by The Pizza King.
This LEGO Pizza Delivery Man mini-figure
is from circa 2014.
This is "Viva la Pizza!: The Art of the Pizza Box"
by Scott Wiener. It was published by Melville House in 2013.
Dimo’s Pizza has two locations in Chicago, one in Wrigleyville and the other in Wicker Park. This is a one-color Walker-style B-flute corrugate pizza box with a white outer liner, manufactured by Inglese Box Company. It is part of the U.S. Pizza Museum collection.
Buddy LaRosa, the son of a Sicilian immigrant, opened a pizzeria called Papa Gino’s on the west side of Cincinnati in 1954 with three partners. He later bought out his partners and renamed the pizzeria LaRosa’s., which now has more than 60 locations in the Greater Cincinnati area. This pizza box features an advertisement for discount Cincinnati Reds baseball tickets during their 2015 season. This is a three-spot-color Walker-style pizza box manufactured by Stronghaven Inc.
This is an Imo’s Pizza box from St. Louis, Missouri, circa 2015. St. Louis style pizza is known for it’s cracker thin crust and gooey cheese, according to the U.S. Pizza Museum.
This is a box from Piece Pizzeria & Brewery Pizza Box in Chicago from around 2014. Piece was founded by Billy Jacobs in 2001. It serves New Haven style pizza in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
This Jet’s Pizza box is from Chicago, circa 2012.
This is a Gino’s East sausage frozen pizza box from around 2015. Gino’s East was founded in Chicago in 1966 by Sam Levine, Fred Bartoli and George Louvered.
This is a Home Run Inn classic cheese frozen pizza from Chicago, circa 2015. Mary and Vincent Grittani opened a small tavern on 31st Street in Chicago in 1923. In the 1940s, they added pizza to the menu. In the 1950s, they began to sell frozen pizzas, according to the U.S. Pizza Museum.
This Pizza Hut paper place mat, circa 1970s, featured “Pizza Hut Pete” back when Pizza Hut only had 650 locations.
This Pizza Hut paper place mat is from the 1970s. It featured “Pizza Hut Pete” back when Pizza Hut only had 650 locations.
This is a postcard from Artichoke Basille’s Pizza & Bar in New York City, circa 2015.
The U.S. Pizza Museum includes pizza-themed works of art. This is Chicago Deep Dish
by Alyson Thomas from
San Francisco. It is a watercolor print created circa 2012.
This is a pint glass, circa 2010, from Dewey's Pizza in Cincinnati. The first Dewey’s Pizza was opened by Andrew Dewitt in the Oakley neighborhood of Cincinnati in April 1998. It now has almost two dozen locations in the state.
This is a Slice Plate by Atypyk, circa 2011.
This is a Pizzeria Lola matchbox, circa 2015.
The restaurant is located in Minneapolis.
This is a Happy Pepperoni/Sad Pepperoni t-shirt, circa 2012
This October 2014 issue of Bon Appétit Magazine featured pizza on the cover of its party issue. Inside, there was an article titled “How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style.”
The U.S. Pizza Museum Collection has traveled around before its latest pop-up at the Roosevelt Collection in Chicago. This one took place at Chicago's Chop Shop two years ago.
A vintage Mr. Tony toy stands outside an artist’s rendering of the new U.S. Pizza Museum at the Roosevelt Collection in Chicago.