“…Queerness in Community-Based Museum Education”

There’s a lot in this article, “Creating Good-Enough Containers: Reflections on Queerness in Community-Based Museum Education,” by Kerry Downey to think about. (Art Journal Open, January 9, 2019). Here are some quotes that strike me:

“…the best way to make space for others is to share it.”

“Art resides not in the tidy stories of well-placed geniuses who changed the world; art is a practice, it is how we resist the stories stuck to us or stolen from us by those who know nothing about me or you.”

“Queerness, at its best, lays bare the power structures that produce us, and celebrates everyday aliveness over linear progress, uncertainty over certitude, our weirdness over normalization, self-expression over self-promotion, and community over individualism.”