Quarantined Woman Creates a Fine Art Museum For Her Guinea Pig

What happens when you have lots of free time and need to distract yourself from uncontrollable life events? Well, you create an art gallery for your pet Guinea pig (obviously). That’s exactly what Teresa Mistretta did as a project she could channel all of her energy into while her boyfriend was in the hospital due to a medical emergency. Scroll down to take a tour of the exhibition!

Guinea pig enjoying art.

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The one lucky very special visitor is Maisie, a 2-year-old guinea pig that was adopted from the Franklin Township Animal Shelter in New Jersey in September of 2018. Maisie certainly appreciated the exhibit. She spent time at each miniature work of art and she even nibbled on the frame of the Kahlo.

Guinea pig enjoying art.

Guinea pig enjoying art.

Guinea pig enjoying art.

Guinea pig enjoying art.

Guinea pig enjoying art.

Guinea pig enjoying art.

Guinea pig enjoying art.

Guinea pig enjoying art.

Guinea pig enjoying art.

Fine art.

Fine art.

Fine art.

Fine art.

Fine art.

Fine art.

Fine art.

Fine art.

Fine art.

Fine art.

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  1. @lwindybreck April 24, 2020

    So great! LOVE it :) w.

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  2. Anonymous April 26, 2020

    I can’t get enough I love it

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  3. Anonymous April 28, 2020

    A nice tour of the swine arts.

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  4. Anonymous April 28, 2020

    I think the Roman Painter is/was putting us on…and accordingly enjoying our various degrees of regret, outrage, etc.

    All I can say is: “Weeeet! Weeeet!”

  5. JodyMezzo April 28, 2020

    LOVE it! Very well done!

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  6. A Nonymous April 28, 2020

    Oh how I wish I could send this to my ex painting instructor!

  7. Anonymous April 29, 2020

    Absolutely love these, especially as my son’s nickname is piggy jock, due to his ginger hair 👨‍🦰 our 2 year old neighbour’s son thought looked in his cot and thought it was a guinea pig which he called a piggy jock, my son is now 33 & still gets called the piggy jock sometimes !

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  8. HateLife101 May 11, 2020

    Fun

  9. M&J May 14, 2020

    Wonderful! So fun! When humans are on their clever, comical A-game, it’s nothing short of sheer delight. Thank you, creative guinea fan!

  10. ArielJoy May 23, 2020

    Masie is adorable and I love her but never bring her to Ecuador; Guinea Pig is the national dish here.

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  11. Anonymous June 8, 2020

    As a professional museographer and museologist educator and art gallery fiend, I can say without doubt that this IS a gallery–it meets all the criteria, and the Curator has catered to her audience splendidly–as long as she is able to speak Piggy while the visit is in progress. I’m wondering what’s in the museum shop? And is there a handicapped-piggy chair available should accidents befall? A Canadian Supporter.

  12. tumadre June 18, 2020

    guinea pig is racist. Change it to rabbit rat.

  13. Anonymous July 9, 2020

    Adorable!

  14. Anonymous July 28, 2020

    I LOVE LOVE THIS! And that pig looks very much like an art connoisseur to me. Thank you for this witty and sweet posting. I had 2 guinea pigs once, a mother and daughter, that sported the same colors and long hairs (little divas). Your posting, outside of being funny, reminded me of their sweet and much missed companionship…

  15. Anonymous August 7, 2020

    This is amazing.

  16. Anonymous August 31, 2020

    That is adorable, well done.

  17. Anonymous August 31, 2020

    Now we know who’s growing Trumps next wig (photo n°9).

  18. Anonymous August 31, 2020

    Or is it a ‘Boris’ ?

  19. juliebun September 1, 2020

    L.O.V.E.!!!

  20. Lina September 11, 2020

    I just love this! So creative, fun and sweet and well done! Bravo!

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