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THE MUSEUM OF QUEER
CURIOSITIES 

OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM 

 

 

THE MUSEUM OF QUEER CURIOSITIES (TMOQC) 

The Museum of Queer Curiosities explores themes of confusion, authority, and trust- especially how it relates to queer identities. In our lives we are trained to want predictability and stability as defined by the status quo, and most institutions are designed to reinforce this idea. For many trans, non-binary, or otherwise queer people, living queer means being placed against these 'traditions' of stability. When we challenge this by just existing, we are unfortunately met with misunderstanding, fear, and often violence. The Museum of Queer Curiosities hopes to assuage some of this.

Rather than being an institution of established power, this institution and its purpose are reclaimed by Queer identities. Hopefully then, The Museum can change up the content of an expected niche museum and bring the viewer into a space where they understand they are to be educated. Like a real museum, the simulation that is TMOQC acts in its genesis as evidence, celebration, and education of queerness- of states outside of what others tell us is stable and correct.
 

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Seldom explicitly, but rather by replicating and manipulating trusted visual cues, the Museum challenges the consideration of these issues, and encourages sympathy and a willingness to learn. It is a space in which we can find a way to navigate past our initial fears of 'difference', and embrace our ephemeral and physical communities and identities, even in the face of unknowingness.

We have organized new walk-in exhibition hours and we look forward to seeing more people in the studio in 2023. We are still organizing appointments at other times and we appreciate a heads up if possible when you are scheduling a visit. Send inquiries to info@artistsimageresource.org - thanks 

 

EXHIBITION HOURS 

M - W  12 pm to 3 pm and  4 pm to 8 pm / Thursdays and Fridays 12 pm to 4 pm

If possible please send a note to info@artistsimageresource if you are planning a visit. 

Scheduled appointments can be made available at other times. 

 

TECH APPOINTMENTS

Appointments for Studio Services can be scheduled through the info@artistsimageresource.org email account. 

M - W 12 - 8 PM F 12 - 4 PM

Scheduled appointments can be made available at other times. 

NO WALK IN SERVICES

LOCATION

518 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

AIR is on Foreland Street parallel to East Ohio Street between Middle and James Streets on the Northside

 

PARKING

2 hour street parking without permit / paid parking lot across the street 

Tara Segars - Tutti Frutti

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