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
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 to create AirMail – A Love Letter and a Beacon. The work brings together imaginative imagery, historic narrative, and the handwritten note to invoke the poetic nature of...
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 what she saw as a lack of taxidermy. Feeling this to be a distinctly missing component of a thrift-shop-turned-musueum, Jan created a hyper-realistic, sculptural caribou head...
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. At Elsewhere, a seemingly endless flow of materials compete for a viewer’s attention. Filled to the brim with objects, reorganized and re-imagined over and over again according to color, use, material, origin, chronology – it’s easy for museum-goers to experience sensory overload. Dana Robinson...
Stranger Things (Books & Memory)

Stranger Things (Books & Memory)

Stranger Things (Books & Memory), Emily Jan (Montreal, QC).  April 2017. Watercolor on paper, repurposed books. Reawakened by recent shows like Netflix original Stranger Things, the 1980s are making a comeback. Children of the ‘80s themselves, three of the April 2017 residents would reminicse over Elsewhere evenings—pawing through the toys in the collection and responding to each item as if...
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....
Fe3O4, [Fe]=O

Fe3O4, [Fe]=O

Fe3O4, [Fe]=O, Franky Cruz (Miami, FL).  March 2017. Mixed media on paper, installation. Rust pigment, wood, found objects. In a dark corner of Elsewhere’s third floor, Cruz built a temple-like laboratory and studio out of found wood. There, he spent time with the most discarded and corroded objects of the Elsewhere collection, experimenting with the rusted form to investigate...
City of Scraps

City of Scraps

City of Scraps, Hamida Khatri (Baltimore, MD) Baltimore Goes Elsewhere Fellow. August 2017. Acrylic on found wood, string lights. City of Scraps serves as a visual representation of Khatri’s immigration experience into the US from Pakistan. The imagery produced by the artist translates a socioeconomic divide in a third world country to inevitable issues of gentrification within...