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
100 sips, 4 Ways to Feed You, Pole Service

100 sips, 4 Ways to Feed You, Pole Service

  Kale Roberts (Tampa, FL) August 2019. 100 sips: 100 cups and 100 locations from Elsewhere’s collection and surroundings as a digital montage. 4 Ways to Feed You: 19 Castings from the 3rd story flooring at Elsewhere warped and draped into plates on low fire earthen ware. Pole Service: Vertical pole happenings and public service engagement bringing...
Trap Door

Trap Door

Coe Lapossy (Lake Pleasant, MA) resin, paper, graphite, paint, reflective window film, video loop (museum collection: rubbings from glass window on 2nd story bedroom, rubbings of trap door, rubbings of soles of shoes from residents and staff). August 2019. 19″x22″. The trap door located in the stage near the front door to elsewhere covers access to the...
Silver Spirits

Silver Spirits

Jay Gould (Baltimore, MD) August 2019. Positive collodion on blackened metal and mirror. Walnut wood, LED lighting, stereo viewer, reclaimed case. Varies: 14x20x5” stereo case Eight 8×10 collodion images, One 4×5”. Silver Spirits is a two-part project that uses the 19th-century wet-plate collodion photography process to transport Elsewhere viewers through time and space, encountering spirits, mysteries, and...
PSA: Satellite

PSA: Satellite

Marina Peng (St. Louis, MO) August 2019. Corrugated plastic, alligator clips, galvanized steel cable, screw eyes. Approximately 48” x 24”. PSA: Satellite is a site for text installations on the museum exterior. It is installed above the back garden door of Elsewhere and can be accessed through the museum or from the alley. The work is created...
Try Sitting On Me Now

Try Sitting On Me Now

Julia Gutman (Brooklyn, NY) August 2019. Museum Collection Sofa Frame, foam, Museum Collection upholstery fabric, Museum Collection trim, shredded Museum Collection upholstery fabric. 60 x 26 x 53, inches 30 x 28 x 11 inches. Modernism saw gendered binaries in the sphere of design. Objects were either superfluous or essential; purposeless or functional; sensuous or rational. The...
{Don't} Touch My Flower

{Don’t} Touch My Flower

Silvi Naçi (Los Angeles) August 2019. Collection fabric and thread. Approx: 91 x 160 inches. Silvi Naçi was born and raised in Albania for half of their life and didn’t come to understand thier own queer identity until years later when they moved to the States. When Naçi was young, their mother would say: “Don’t let anyone touch...
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...