The OutMuseum is the first LGBTQ+ arts and media virtual museum of its kind - available free to the public. Home to a combination of rotating and permanent exhibits centering themes, identities, and experiences which celebrate and commemorate the queer and trans communities we serve as an organization, the OutMuseum places the telling of our past, present, and future into the hands of those who have lived this past, are surviving its present and will be imagining a thriving future for it. Through short film collections, panels and roundtables, oral histories, and other multimedia within our slate of exhibits, this space offers the ability to foster discussions, increase access to art and information, and, most importantly, speak to histories that are regularly omitted from the record. Because what is history, if not storytelling? And it is all available for free!
The OutMuseum exhibit Chosen: Transgender Reflections on Family, is an online exhibit featuring three digital programs exploring the theme of family from a trans point of view. The first program is an intergenerational actors roundtable with Jazzmun Crayton, Scott Turner Schofield, Jen Richards and Nava Mau, moderated by Alex Schmider, that unpacks the challenges trans actors across generations have encountered in the entertainment industry and the ways they have built community to help them navigate their careers. The second program is a small collection of audio recordings of three short stories about chosen family from comedians D’Lo and Julia Scotti, and poet féi hernandez. The final program is a shorts program featuring four short films by trans and nonbinary directors about the ways queer and trans people manifest family, navigate family, and expand our understandings of family. Through conversation, through humor, through poetry, through storytelling, each program offers a profound reflection on the meaning of family and the trans experience.
Note: The exhibit has completed its public six week run. Select pieces of the exhibit are available to view for Reel Friends of the OutMuseum.
Chosen: Queer House Roundtable - Focus on Transmasculinity in Film & Television
The evolution of masculinity embodied by trans men and non-binary people is still absent from our screens. Listen as diverse storytellers dive deep into how their work provides a crucial perspective culture-makers are missing. Originally produced for Outfest's Queer House at Sundance 2021.