Elsewhere is a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor, former, thrift store. With people and things, we build collaborative futures.


Go Elsewhere 2020

Go Elsewhere 2020

Elsewhere is now accepting applications for programs manager, residencies, and internships, from creatives working across media, fields, and disciplines.  
2019 Residents

2019 Residents

Elsewhere residents create site-specific projects in or around Elsewhere’s 100-year-old building. Each artist will live and work in the museum for one month. Elsewhere’s immersive residency has been ongoing since 2004 and has hosted over 500 artists over the past 15 years. This year’s cohorts feature improvisational, collaborative, and public-space-intervening...
Join the Membership!

Join the Membership!

Membership includes free museum entry and weekly tours, monthly mixers & home cooked meal with artists, discounts on extravaganza tickets, and digital treats that connect you directly with life inside the museum and beyond!
Museum Events

Museum Events

View upcoming programming at Elsewhere, including Resident and Intern Talks, Workshops and Happenings, Open Stage, Tours and more. Share events and invite friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElsewhereMuseum/
Recent Projects
An Orchestra At Elsewhere

An Orchestra At Elsewhere

Yixuan Pan (Philadelphia, PA) Philadelphia Goes Elsewhere Fellowship. June 2019. HD video and audio of musical performance using museum collection and found objects; musical score. 3 min, 3 secs. An Orchestra at Elsewhere transforms the museum into a collaborative performance using items found within the public 1st floor as musical instruments. Visitors can re-enact this orchestra and...
Welcome

Welcome

Eva Wǒ (Philadelphia, PA) Philadelphia Goes Elsewhere Fellowship. June 2019. Community photo portrait series, inkjet prints on vinyl, miscellaneous museum collection objects; HD video. Dimensions variable. WELCOME is a celebration and statement of queer visibility, inviting in community members to establish the museum as a place of queer gathering and becoming. The multimedia installation takes the form...
Voicing Elsewhere (#103 & 42)

Voicing Elsewhere (#103 & 42)

Jesse Kudler (Philadelphia, PA) Philadelphia Goes Elsewhere Fellowship. June 2019. 2-channel HD sound installation.  2 mins,  41 secs. Voicing Elsewhere is a multi-channel audio installation that encapsulates a whole month within the artist residency, featuring the voices of the resident artists, interns, and staff living and working at the Living Museum. Rather than work primarily with objects...
Love You To Life

Love You To Life

Marie Alarcón (Philadelphia, PA) Philadelphia Goes Elsewhere Fellowship. June 2019. Museum collection textiles; acrylic, handmade appliqué. 120” x 36” in. Love You to Life is a banner fabricated out of museum collection that draws on cultures of protest and resistance, decorative folk arts as survival, and religious/spiritual traditions of honor and protection. Incorporated into the piece are...
The Object of This Exercise

The Object of This Exercise

Carolyn Gennari (Central Fall, RI) April 2019. HD video and audio, performance series featuring museum collection objects. 16 mins and 45 secs. Within Elsewhere, objects are constantly being revalued, reinterpreted, and reactivated within the museum’s walls. Unlike traditional museum collections, Elsewhere objects are recast in a variety of different roles and take on different lives at any given moment....
El Coyote As A Protector, 2019

El Coyote As A Protector, 2019

Erick Medel (Los Angeles, CA)  April 2019. Museum collection and found textiles. 49” x 52” in. El Coyote As A Protector was inspired by the artist’s body of work— in his current Homeland series, Medel explores themes related to Mexico-US border issues, migration, and American identity. This textile work uses humor to visualize the experience of an...
The Cabinet of Cacophonies

The Cabinet of Cacophonies

Parasol B (Chapel Hill, NC) April 2019. Bent circuits, noise generators, amplifiers; museum collection toys, books, past projects. 30” x 48” x 72” in. Parasol B modifies toys in the collection to make “better, weirder noises” by bending circuits or the teeth of music box mechanisms. She states: “Noise is freeing because it removes structural and technique constraints...
By Us For Us

By Us For Us

Cecilia Sweet-Coll (Los Angeles, CA)  April 2019. Index of artworks using museum collection past projects, wood, ribbon; writing. Dimensions variable. By Us For Us is a collection of conversations with other QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) artists and works at Elsewhere and a celebration of the museum spaces by and for queer folks. The project...
This is Not a Museum Tour

This is Not a Museum Tour

Emerie Snyder (Brooklyn, NY) April 2019. Audio tour recorded on cassette tape; museum collection cassette player, fabric, modified wood frame. 13 min 45 secs. Dimensions variable. An object-led, participatory tour, This is Not a Museum Tour focuses on works of “Not Art” in the museum collection. Visitors are invited to experience a 14-minute tour, personally led by a friendly...
Dear Mother,

Dear Mother,

Furen Dai (Brookline, MA) April 2019. HD video and audio featuring museum collection letters. 18 mins 58 secs. Dear Mother, is a research project and film based on the personal letters from the museum’s archive room located on the third floor. During her two week residency, Dai developed this project using the letters received by original store...
Dine nan Nwa

Dine nan Nwa

Michelle Lisa Polissaint (Miami, FL) Southern Constellations Fellow. February 2019. Acrylic and concrete on museum collection chairs and miscellaneous items. Dimensions variable. Dine nan Nwa is a series of site-specific sculptures that invites viewers to sit at the table with two immigrants: the artists’ parents. Polissaint states: “I felt pulled to North Carolina by several people and relationships...
PICTURES ELSEWHERE

PICTURES ELSEWHERE

Josh T. Franco (Hyattsville, MD) Southern Constellations Fellow. February 2019. Watercolor and pastel on paper, museum collection animal figures, frame, table; performance video documentation. 18” x 24 in. As an artist with an art history Ph.D., Franco makes the discipline itself his primary medium. For PICTURES ELSEWHERE combines three acts of reverent and irreverent gratitude to art historian Michael...