This article elaborates on the themes and practices mobilized in the course Exhibiting Sexualities. The class begins with the premise that all museums are already sex museums and examines the museum context as a pivotal and highly influential site in the construction of modern sexual subjectivity. The article offers a brief history of the ways in which museums have structured ideas about sex from the birth of the modern museum in the nineteenth century to the present day. It incorporates a course syllabus and examples of the kinds of activities that students engage to analyze and create public sexuality exhibitions.
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