Presenting the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art
Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.
Deeply personal and intimate works are presented alongside pieces aimed at a wider public, which helped to forge a sense of community when modern terminology of ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘trans’ were unrecognised. Together, they reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.
With paintings, drawings, personal photographs and film from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington, Duncan Grant and David Hockney the diversity of queer British art is celebrated as never before.
SIMEON SOLOMON, Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene 1864 Tate
Make a day of it and visit both Queer British Art and David Hockney with a free drink in between. This offer can be booked via the David Hockney exhibition page (until 29 May 2017).
April 5 - October 1, 2017
Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG · Map
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