Micro Masterpieces Art Gallery in St. Augustine, Florida

Micro Masterpieces Art Gallery

This serene space features paintings and sculptures only visible through a lighted microscope. The miniatures were carefully hand-crafted by Ukrainian artists.

The artists used unusual items as the canvas for the unique artwork—from the eye of a needle to a poppy seed, and even a single strain of human hair contains a work of art. The collection also includes the world’s smallest book and the gallery itself is intentionally small. To maintain a fresh perspective, only 30 pieces are displayed at one time. It’s believed the entire collection numbers in the hundreds. 

The gallery shares a gift shop with the Medieval Torture Museum, but the owners stress that none of the miniatures have anything to do with violence: it’s two separate attractions that happen to be owned by the same person.

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