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VISIT THE STUDIO TO SEE

PUBLIC STUDIO HOURS M-W 12 - 8
F 12 - 4

The Museum of Queer Curiosities 
Opens August 12
6 - 8 p.m.

The Museum explores themes of identity, authority, unknowing, and trust, the research of which manifests in the existence. In our life, we are trained to want predictability and stability, and institutions from school to media to the work routine help us understand- or rather, enforce- this idea. For many trans, non-binary, or otherwise queer persons, living queer means being placed against hetero/cisnormative 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, by claiming this institution as a queer person, hopefully The Museum can then change up the content of an expected niche museum, and bring the viewer into a space where they understand they are to be educated. On what is never explicit, but through the replication and manipulation of trusted visual cues through a variety of media, hopefully we can encourage sympathy, and a willingness to learn. Through this we can find a way to remove our harmful fears of people different from us, embracing our ephemeral communities and identities even in the face of unknowingness. 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.

The Museum is looking to collaborate with local artists and craft makers email info@artistsimageresource.org to inquire. 

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We have organized new walk-in exhibition hours and we look forward to seeing more people in the studio in 2022. 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 - 8 pm F 12 - 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. 

Masks and appropriate social distancing required.

we recommend and appreciate vaccinations for all visitors.

 

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