Happy New Year from the Pop-Up Museum!

Here’s wishing everyone a happy queer new year! Pop-Up has a lot in the works for 2015 and 2016 – shows from Newark, New Jersey, to Greensboro, North Carolina, to Cape Town, South Africa. Expect some announcements from us in February!  Read More

Queer Book Diorama Show Comes Down

The last days of the Queer Book Diorama Show at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library were a stunning success! Not only did 40+ people turn out for a conversation between Jack Halberstam and Jenny Lin about the importance of books in the queer community, but we’ve just learned that every single book featured in the show is currently out on loan! Co-curators... Read More

Great Press for the Queer Book Diorama Show!

A week after the incredibly successful opening of the Queer Book Diorama show we’re thrilled to share with you the fantastic media coverage that has continued to pour in! The Advocate: LOOK: Your Favorite Queer Books Come to Life in 3-D The Rumpus: A BOOK OF ONE’S OWN The Daily Beast: The Power of Queer Books Curve: Lgbt Books Come to Life Time Out New York: LGBT Critic’s... Read More

The Queer Book Diorama Show Opens Friday!

The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History is excited to announce that the Queer Book Diorama Show opens in New York City’s Jefferson Market Branch of the public library (425 6th Ave. @ 10th St.) next Friday, August 1st, with an opening reception from 7-9pm. Join us as we celebrate the relationship between queer people and books – so often the first place where we, as queer... Read More

The Queer Book Diorama Show Opens August 1st!

The opening reception for the Queer Book Diorama Show will be Friday, August 1st from 7-9pm at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library (425 6th Avenue). This fall Pop-Up Founding Director Hugh Ryan and award winning queer author Sassafras Lowrey are co-curating an exhibit at the New York Public Library Jefferson Market Branch sponsored by the Lambda Literary... Read More

Beautiful Poster for the Queer Book Diorama Show!

We are thrilled to have such a beautiful poster, made by none other than Cristy C. Road, for our next show! Please feel free to share far and wide.    Read More

Call for Proposals – Queer Book Dioramas!

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The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History is excited to announce the call for proposals for Queer Book Dioramas – an exhibit in partnership with The New York Public Library and Lambda Literary, co-curated by Pop-Up Founding Director Hugh Ryan and award winning queer author Sassafras Lowrey. This show will highlight the unique relationship between LGBTQ people and literature. For many... Read More

Kickoff Event Workshops

WORKSHOPS: Great Small Works Space, 20 Jay St., #214 11:30 – 12:30 – At Home Archiving 1 – 2 – Choose Your Own Adventure: How to Make Art Out of Queer History 2:30 – 4 – Tony Whitfield’s Queer Home Sweet Home At Home Archiving RSVP on Facebook! and PLEASE RSVP to queermuseum@gmail.com so we know you’re coming! Even as late as 1994... Read More

On the (Queer) Waterfront: Brooklyn Histories

On the (Queer) Waterfront: Brooklyn Histories Opening

On the (Queer) Waterfront: Brooklyn Histories is a scatter-site-specific investigation of the queer histories of the beloved borough where the museum got its start. Through a series of performances, talks, community gatherings, and related events, it will explore the waterfronts and the stories they hold, starting new conversations about the queer history and contemporary life... Read More

CFP For HomoEconomics Show Extended!

The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History has extended the deadline for submissions for our next show, HomoEconomics: LGBTQ Histories of the Brooklyn Waterfront. The deadline for submissions is now May 24th. In addition to what is outlined in the CFP below, we are seeking: 1) Existing  history projects / historians working on the Brooklyn Waterfront’s queer past, who would be open... Read More