Queer criticalities

Instagram, and the ethics of museum display

  • Horace D. Ballard (Author)
    Williams College Museum of Art

    Horace D. Ballard, Ph.D. is the Curator of American Art at the Williams College Museum of Art. Ballard also is a faculty affiliate of the joint Graduate Program in the History of Art at the Clark Art Institute and Williams College.

Identifiers (Article)


This essay explores the ways in which queer critical theory might be productively applied to digital art history and curatorial practice. Reflecting on a recent critically-acclaimed exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), the author creates a theoretical framework of digital and aesthetic futurity that accords well with a curatorial exercise in visualizing queer affective networks on social media.


Type, method or approach
collections, contemporary art, data visualization, GLAM institutions, curatorial practice, phenomenology, queer theory, social media content
How to Cite
Ballard, Horace D. 2019. “Queer Criticalities: Instagram, and the Ethics of Museum Display”. International Journal for Digital Art History, no. 4 (November):3.03-3.09. https://doi.org/10.11588/dah.2019.4.67697.