We the Museum: feat. Ben Garcia

Our Executive Director, Ben Garcia, talks with podcast host, Hannah Hethmon, about the American LGBTQ+ Museum.

Episode Description | Host, Hannah Hethmon:

In 2026, the American LGBTQ+ Museum will open its doors in New York City. They’ll be housed in a dedicated 4,000 sq. ft. space inside New York’s oldest museum, the New-York Historical Society. In this episode, I chat with the LGBTQ+ Museum’s Executive Director, Ben Garcia, about the Museum’s origins and its inclusive, intersectional, and activist approach. We also get into a discussion about inequities in our field and how Ben is trying to build a museum that’s truly equitable and inclusive—both inside and out—through a people-centered organizational culture.