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Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer (guided tour in English)

11. May 2023 18:00

A free guided tour through the Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer: An Exhibit on Queer/Disabilty History, Activism, and Culture exhibition in English spoken language.

“Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer” is the first international exhibit exploring the multiple historical, cultural, and political intersections of queerness and disability. The exhibition questions the fantasy of the ideal body with artworks by 24 international contemporary artists. In a creative juxtaposition of historical objects on the one hand and contemporary drawings, paintings, photographs, performance videos, and audio works on the other, curators Birgit BosoldKate BrehmeKenny Fries show how queer/disabled artists appropriate history(s) with pride and empowerment.

A registration is not necessary. Participation is for free, only the entrance to the SMU itself has to be paid. Participation is only possible with a medical mask.

Photo: “Self Portrait with Robert Andy Coombs in My Dorm Room”, 2019 © Joey Solomon, Manhattan, New York


Access Information


The museum is accessible by public transport (details provided below).
There are no barrier-free parking spaces in the area.
There are a few public paid parking spaces in the immediate area.

Step-free entry for all visitors is possible via the courtyard. Please use the open gate to the left of the main entrance door. The entrance door to the museum is located on the right and will be open too.
If you encounter any problems ring the bell, or ring the contact phone number: 030 69 59 92 62

The path into the courtyard is paved.
It has a slight incline of less than 5%.
The entrance is the first door on the right. This is the café.
Wheelchairs or walking aids can be parked in a guarded area.
The exhibition rooms, café and library are accessible at ground level or via ramps and lifts.
There are two wheelchair-accessible toilets with fold-up grab bars.
The movement areas of the toilets are 130 x 150 cm in front of the WC.
The toilet in the foyer has 70 x 90 cm space to the right of the WC.
The toilet between rooms 3 and 4 has 70 x 90 cm space to the left of the WC.
The exhibits and information are mainly visible while sitting down.
The doors and passages in the museum are at least 90 cm wide.

Other information

There is a cloakroom with lockers.
Assistance dogs are permitted in all rooms.
The entrance is not designed to be visually contrasting.
Toilets are all-gender and single cubicles usable by function.
There is a beanbag seat for the audience, which can be reserved. If you need a specific seat or a more relaxed entrance due to visible or invisible disabilities, please come 20 minutes before the performance starts.

We strive to make information on barriers transparent and are working to reduce them further. If you have any tips or questions, please feel free to contact us: kontakt@schwulesmuseum.de or call 030 69 59 90 50

Public Transport

U Nollendorfplatz: U1, U2, U3 & U4, Bus M19, 106 & 187
U Kurfürstenstraße: U1
Lützowstraße/Potsdamer Straße: Bus M48 & M85