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


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Seder

Seder

Elsewhere's 7th annual evening of traditional foods with an untraditional telling of the Passover story across the museum’s three floors. Elsewhere’s Seder connects Jewish liberation with historic and contemporary liberation texts. Reserve your spot by Wednesday, April 12th here.
There's No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

For There’s No Place Like Home Robert Reed created a headdress and pair of oversized pumps adorned with items from the collection that relate to the story of Dorothy’s adventures in Oz. Reed wore these for an impromptu performance in homage to gay icon, Judy Garland during a party that Elsewhere hosted.  
Safe Passage

Safe Passage

  For Safe Passage, Audrey Love reconstructed and installed a new lighting system for the main staircase up to the second floor at Elsewhere that incorporates retrofitted lamps from Elsewhere’s collection. To further the ethos of self sufficiency and working with materials at hand, which guides the production of work at Elsewhere, Love created a step...
Make Safe, Make Space

Make Safe, Make Space

For her residency Nsenga Knight hosted a series of conversations for members of the black community in Greensboro to explore connections between perceptions of physical safety and psychological well being. These conversations centered around the restructuring of Leslie Kelman’s “Safe Place” fabric fortress, through the addition of a window, new flooring and resecured...
Mandalas, Elsewhere China and Elsewhere Rainbow

Mandalas, Elsewhere China and Elsewhere Rainbow

The mandalas Elsewhere China and Elsewhere Rainbow by Hillerbrand and Magsamen were constructed out of collection materials. They are part of an ongoing series in which the artists examine their relationship to the material goods that sustain and provide structure to their lives. As Mary Magsamen notes, the mandalas can be seen as a model for...
Capture Elsewhere

Capture Elsewhere

Capture Elsewhere by Margaret Bowes is an interactive painting as game where players consider micropolitical exchanges and resource sharing at the museum. It was inspired by Bowes’s interest in the legacy of the colonial era and her observation that the ideals associated with this era are still embodied in many of the objects in the...
Revival Wallpaper & Din Din

Revival Wallpaper & Din Din

For the project Revival Wallpaper, Laura Bigger designed a wallpaper series based on historic wallpapers found on premises at the museum.  In several designs she reproduced the wallpapers as they may have originally appeared as an act of historical preservation. Other designs are based on the current condition of the wallpapers and  incorporate signs of...
Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

Honi Ryan scattered a series of prompts throughout the museum to encourage staff and visitors alike to bestow kindness on one another.  Look for them on bars of colored wood tucked into various collections of things on the first floor to participate.
The Green Space Initiative

The Green Space Initiative

Treating the museum as a city within side the city of Greensboro, Elizabeth Hamilton created a new municipal department for Elsewhere that produces pop-up parks and other greening projects for the city. For it’s inaugural act, GSI created three temporary green spaces, including a temporary remembrance garden for the front stage of elsewhere to honor...
Collected and Recollected

Collected and Recollected

In the video Collected and Recollected, husband and wife artist team Hillerbrand and Magsamen construct and deconstruct a series of precarious barriers for themselves and their children by stacking collections of items found on location at the museum. Items include thrift store objects, artist projects, and items that support the daily functions of the museum....
Flannery's Bunker

Flannery’s Bunker

  A reinstallation of the museum’s collection of military surplus as a display of historical artifacts. Whittington has included a gallery of newly polished mess kits that have been artfully engraved by WWII soldiers, including “Flannery” for whom the work has been named. These items came to the museum in the mid 1940s when the Gray...
Treatments

Treatments

In an effort to address the fading wall paper on the third floor ghost room Devin Balara created a series of whimsical treatments based on suggestions found in 1960s and 1970s era interior design books from Elsewhere’s collection. Acting as an interior decorator, Balara coordinated the window treatments with the walls to provide a feeling...