To Build A Museum documents the academic and professional journey that led me to build a museum.
My Doctorate of Philosophy – Erotology dissertation was phenomenological. Meaning, it was experiential, not qualitative or quantitative. Its focus was sex education through art. Each day, I was cultivating the success of an art facility to appeal to broad audiences for cultural relevance. There was so much involved in creating the facility from concept to activation. After several decades, I decided to finally document the journey that proved to be the catalyst for future professional endeavors. To Build A Museum will include curatorial and facility design, integrated artist engagements, strategic community partnerships, and educational programming and outreach, as well as the cultivation of professional relationships with the best educational and creative minds across industries and continents.
It is my hope that the documentation shared will encourage others to build stronger communities through the creation, collaboration and exploration of art. Promoting an understanding and appreciation of erotic ephemera, film, fine art and literature that provides access, exploration and expression free of judgement; fostering educational resources related to emotional, mental, physical and sexual health; and, the continued cultivation of equality, diversity and inclusivity for all is the continued mission of this project.
Above Featured Image: Petals exhibition by Nick Karras