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


QueerLab: I Don't Do Boxes

QueerLab: I Don’t Do Boxes

I Don't Do Boxes Issue 5: OutLaws is out now!

This year’s theme for the 5th edition of the magazine and workshops is OutLaws-- for those whose identities have been criminalized or erased altogether. This issue focuses on queer liberation and individual transformation and explores the existence of the gender spectrum....
Announcing Our 2018 Artists

Announcing Our 2018 Artists

Congratulations to our 2018 artists-in-residence! View full list here.

Southern Constellations and Baltimore Goes Elsewhere offer six fellowships each (room/board/travel/$1000 honorarium) to artists based in the chosen cities to participate in an Elsewhere Residency, creating site-specific projects in or around Elsewhere’s 100-year-old building.
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Recent Projects
Blue Monday

Blue Monday

  Blue Monday, Ben Bowden Lee (Atlanta, GA).  May 2017. Laser prints, handcrafted vellum transfer on glass, wood, wire dish rack, blue collection materials. According to Lee, if one were to creak along the bowed wood floors and disturb the dust kept resting along the walls and banisters, they would witness the aching breaths of Elsewhere. Every bit...
Conveyor Belt

Conveyor Belt

Conveyor Belt, Lucas Baisch (Chicago, IL).  May 2017. Collection paper, typewriters, ink, wood. Conveyor Belt is a text-based installation, spawning from an attraction to two collection typewriters: the Olivetti Lettera 32 and the Sears Courier. After reviving the machines and researching their histories, Baisch discovered that both typewriters were modeled after the Olivetti Lettera 22, a typewriter that...
#NCTRIAD

#NCTRIAD

  #NCTRIAD, Craig Smith (Gainesville, FL).  May 2017. Golf clubs, video, trophy plate, curated film screening series. The #NCTRIAD is an installation of Elsewhere collection golf clubs which were previously part of Sports of All Sorts, a piece created for Elsewhere Museum’s 2015 annual fundraising extravaganza of the same title. The multiple sets of clubs vary in length due...
Air Mail - A Love Letter and Beacon

Air Mail – A Love Letter and Beacon

Air Mail – A Love Letter and Beacon, Justin Rabideau (Atlanta, GA).  April 2017. Installation view. Wood, glass, love letters, thread, felt. Rabideau activated the highest point in Elsewhere in order to create AirMail – A Love Letter and a Beacon which utilizes the poetic nature of the attic as a space of refuge, contemplation, and potential...
Barley Twist Column

Barley Twist Column

Barley Twist Column, Emily Jan & Chris Flower (Montreal, QC).  April 2017. Installation. Paper collage on found wood. One day while working in the woodshop, Flower tripped over a stack of wooden “barley twist” furniture elements that abound in the collection, upsetting the pile. As he laid on the shop floor, a column rolled away from him...
Rangifer – Polyphemus – Polypore

Rangifer – Polyphemus – Polypore

Rangifer – Polyphemus – Polypore, Emily Jan (Montreal, QC).  April 2017. Installation view. Faux-fur, collection paper, wood, moss, rust pigment, found objects. When Jan arrived at Elsewhere she was struck by the lack of taxidermy in this thrift-shop turned museum, harkening back to ideas surrounding the cabinet-of-curiosity. She created a hyper-realistic, sculptural caribou head mount entirely fabricated out...
Little Bear Zoetrope

Little Bear Zoetrope

Little Bear Zoetrope, Emily Jan & Chris Flower (Montreal, QC).  April 2017. Watercolor and graphite on paper, ceiling fan motor. In searching for parts to run the Barley Twist Column, Flower and Jan found a broken ceiling fan. They re-configured the fan mount, motor and an old table-top into a zoetrope, an animation device that produces the illusion of...
Contained Elsewhere

Contained Elsewhere

Contained Elsewhere, Chris Flower (Montreal, QC).  April 2017. Wood, found items, video filmed using GoPro or iPhone6 cameras. For Flower, a box can be many things. It can be at once a theater, petri dish, storage container, mirror, and a cabinet of curiosity. It can be a way to control gravity and a way to store ideas. Contained Elsewhere...
The Still Lifes of Elsewhere

The Still Lifes of Elsewhere

The Still Lifes of Elsewhere, Dana Robinson (Gainesville, FL).  April 2017. Handmade paper, transparency film, thread. There is a seemingly endless amount of materials in Elsewhere that compete for a viewer’s attention. This massive expanse of objects seen around the museum – which has been reorganized and re-imagined over and over again according to color, use, material, origin, chronology,...
Untitled (Chalk Mind Map)

Untitled (Chalk Mind Map)

Untitled, Mike Nourse, (Chicago, IL) March 2017. Chalk diagram on museum wall. During his residency, Nourse made maps detailing the sociopolitical impacts of Elsewhere. Forged in chalk, Untitled exists as a snapshot of the current Elsewhere and its local, regional, national, and international presences. Nourse offers visitors an insider’s view to existing organizational structures and their possible directions, charting the course...
Spirits & Guests

Spirits & Guests

Spirits; Guests; Permanent Residents; Untitled, Alexander Hernandez (San Francisco, CA). March 2017. Soft sculptures, video. Found fabric, miscellaneous objects. Hernandez’s works investigate displacement by creating sculptures and installations that migrate, occupy, and roam the museum. As a whole, the series references populations that live on the fringes of society, constantly in a mode of survival. Spirits is a collection of roaming sculptures that explore material...
Make Do and Mend

Make Do and Mend

Make Do and Mend, Michéle Fandel Bonner (Marblehead, MA).  March 2017. Found sweaters, quilt tops, denim, yarn. Investigating intricacy in moth-eaten sweaters, unfinished quilts, and drafty windowpanes, Bonner’s work follows the smallest details of form and function to celebrate possibility in all things. What was once worn or forgotten can become useful, beautiful, and with a story to tell....