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!
George Matthew Johnson’s NY Times bestselling memoir, "All Boys Aren’t Blue" is the perfect source material for this film, which highlights three pivotal moments in George’s life that shaped their understanding of their place in the world. Directed by Nathan Hale Williams, the film stars Dyllón Burnside, Bernard David Jones, Thomas Hobson and Jenifer Lewis. "All Boys Aren’t Blue" weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys while capturing the essence of fighting to define yourself and life on your own terms.
Though mandla may seem absent-minded, the artist’s body is keeping score. This solo performance explores mandla’s fragmented memories of a childhood filled with displacement and disassociation, soothed by Christian hymns and isiNdebele folk songs.