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
Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations (SoCo) is an annual, curated, program that explores experimental practices across a network of Southern artists and organizations. Every year SoCo offers a suite of programs that extend conversations across the state and region.
2018 | Extravaganza Fundraiser!

2018 | Extravaganza Fundraiser!

Join us for Elsewhere's 10th Annual Extravaganza on Nov. 10th! Dance your way through 3 floors of artworks, music, food, craft cocktails, & performances. Celebrate a fantastic season with the best fundraising art party in the world's only thrift store turned museum! Doors open at 8pm! Buy tickets online now!
Every Dawn Jubilation Blues / The See Major Arcana

Every Dawn Jubilation Blues / The See Major Arcana

Ben Seretan (Brooklyn, NY) Every Dawn Jubilation Blues (Dedicated to the Memory of Etta Baker) June 2018. Performance series video documentation. 5 min 57 secs. Electric guitar, keyboard, microphone. For Every Dawn, Seretan addressed each morning of his residency with an hour of public improvised singing and guitar performances from Elsewhere’s storefront theater, starting before the sun...
Nine out of Ten

Nine out of Ten

Samantha Burns (Seminole, FL) June 2018. Video documentation of performance series, Walking Is Still Honest. 8 min 44 secs. Museum collection plates and paper. Dimensions variable. Burns’s work typically explores the fragility and balance of the mind and body connection, with a special focus on time surrounding sudden traumatic experiences or injuries. Taking a different approach to the concept of...
Your Haint Blue is My Evil Eye: Making an Amulet

Your Haint Blue is My Evil Eye: Making an Amulet

Hale Ekinci (Chicago, IL) June 2018. Performance and process documentation. 5 min 7 secs. Museum collection fabric, polyfill, HD video with sound (music adapted from “Fork-Tailed Emerald” by Ben Seretan). Dimensions variable. Your Haint Blue is My Evil Eye is an interactive fiber and video installation that explores personal relationships with material objects and cultural comparisons of...
Signalling Hello (Greensboro)

Signalling Hello (Greensboro)

Andrea Vail, (Charlotte, NC) June 2018. Performance documentation. Performance series, geo-tracking application, oil on glass, HD video. Dimensions variable. Signalling Hello (Greensboro) is the first installment of a greeting initiative that collects genuine encounters with pedestrians and expands the experience of Elsewhere. This socially engaged project was informed by Vail’s daily practice of walking through Downtown Greensboro and greeting others...
Album Amicorum

Album Amicorum

Spencer Merolla (Brooklyn, NY) May 2018. Installation. Collection doll hair, 36 frames, sconce, mirror, wood, acrylic. 8’x 8′ x 12′. Album Amicorum is a storytelling, functional artifact: a bathroom installation that presents locks of hair from museum dolls in the style of a 19th-century friendship album. Merolla’s body of work investigates the use of hair as a personal reliquary and token...
Lover's-ear

Lover’s-ear

Milla Toukkari (Helsinki, Finland) May 2018. 4-part text on vellum, paper, vinyl on glass. Lover’s-ear is a text series distributed through Downtown Greensboro and installed within the 3-floor museum that explores intimacy at a distance with the self, loved ones, and strange entities through distance and personal perspectives. Displayed at Elsewhere through bedroom love letters and window installations, Lover’s-ear asks audiences...
Staircase Score

Staircase Score

Kimberly Lyle (Phoenix, AZ) May 2018. Installation documentation. Museum collection wood and metal objects, programmed micro-controller board with audio. Dimensions variable. Staircase Score transforms a functional, transitional space into an interactive sound installation composed of drawer-like sculptures. The handles are an invitation to be held that mirrors the support and position of the adjacent handrail. When touched, each...
The Records Room, an Active Archive (after Personal Historical Society)

The Records Room, an Active Archive (after Personal Historical Society)

lydia see (Sylva, NC) May 2018. Installation documentation. Instructions for archival process, cyanotypes, photographs, museum collection objects sourced from found room.  The Records Room is a functional installation that commemorates the tradition of collecting and organizing through Elsewhere’s past, present, and future. This “archive” transformed a repository room to house tangible records and archival materials. In the Room, the politics of memory are...
Live Streaming

Live Streaming

Alejandro Franco (Miami, FL) May 2018. Installation documentation. Found metal objects, cardboard, broken glass and china. Dimensions variable. Live Streaming is a heartfelt, life-size diorama made with recognizable objects that encapsulates a single moment of North Carolina’s natural landscape. Working within Elsewhere’s ecosystem of objects that constantly migrate and transform, this sculptural installation stands almost as by natural law of...
2018 Rural Residency

2018 Rural Residency

Overview Residency Site Mobile Gallery Happening + Exhibition Overview Elsewhere Goes To Madison Elsewhere’s 2018 Rural Residency: Elsewhere Goes To Madison was a curated, off-site residency session that engaged artists and citizens through interactive, socially engaged works produced for the “Madison Music Fest,” celebrating the town’s Bicentennial. This inaugural program invited national and local artists to stay and work at the Reckon Holler residency site...