queer museum

hey folks! i come bearing exciting news!

so, the National Museum of American Jewish History in philly is currently preparing to curate an exhibit on queer american jews, and they’re looking for you.

(you here being a queer american jew, which, if you’re reading this tumblr, you probably are)

do you have a story about your jewish queerness that you’ve always wanted to tell? (i know you do; i’ve read your posts). did you read the autostraddle post on being gay on hannukah and want to give a follow-up? are you sick of depleted representation of people like you, and would love to see some in a museum?

if so, submit a story (SUPER CONVENIENTLY) to this tumblr. (yes, the exhibit has a tumblr. what a time to be alive). tell your story. be heard. get images of yourself out there, and then come to philly and see them on display.

hannukah sameach, and may all your wintertimes be queer


David Wojnarowicz was born on this day in 1954. One day this kid … includes a grainy image of the artist as a child, set within a text he wrote that outlines what he saw the future holding for a queer person. The Whitney will mount the first major, monographic presentation of the artist’s work in over a decade next fall.

David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992), One day this kid …, 1990. Photostat, 30 × 40 1/8 in. (76.2 × 101.9 cm). Edition of 10. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Print Committee  2002.183. Courtesy of The Estate of David Wojnarowicz and P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY

During NYC Pride weekend, join us for Queer Bodies, a tour exploring gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ perspectives in Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection.

Lyle Ashton Harris (b. 1965), Billie #21, 2002. Dye diffusion transfer print, sheet: 33 ¾ × 22 1/16 in. (85.7 × 56 cm); image: 24 × 21 in. (61 × 53.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Photography Committee 2002.563 © Lyle Ashton Harris