This article offers a look at a/r/tographic inquiry designed to interrogate curator fail(lures) in Dress Stories, an exhibition of 150 personal clothing objects rendered in the Cora Stafford Gallery at the University of North Texas from September 25-28, 2012. The article presents opportunities to linger with the four steps for experimenting with currere, outlined by William F. Pinar and Madeleine R. Grumet in Toward a Poor Curriculum (1976) to consider the benefits of allowing for uncertainty in curating the curriculum of my lived experiences. A poor exhibition allowed me to become lost so I might be found as a curator. A poor exhibition, stripped of the clothing that keeps me from seeing, helped me to see my curatorial failings in new ways even after the exhibition closed.


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