‘Ground-breaking’ gay art exhibition coming to Brum

‘Ground-breaking’ gay art exhibition coming to Brum
Posted on 9 Oct 2017

A ‘ground-breaking’ exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales is set to open at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in December.

Coming Out will feature over 80 modern and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists who explore themes of gender, sexuality and identity in art.

Taking 1967 as a starting point, the display will reveal new research into LGBT history and visual culture, showcasing artworks from The Arts Council Collection, National Museums Liverpool and Birmingham’s own collection.

Conceived by The Walker Art Gallery in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust, Coming Out will be reimagined for Midlands audiences.

Visitors can expect to see major new loans by artists including Grayson Perry, Sarah Lucas, Margaret Harrison, Chila Kumari Burman and Charlotte Prodger. These will be presented alongside a series of stunning contemporary art interventions in Birmingham’s collection displays.

The public launch of Coming Out takes place on Saturday 2 December, the museum partnering SHOUT Festival and Birmingham LGBT to present a series of specially commissioned performances and activities.
The exhibition runs until Sunday 15 April. Admission to the event is free. 

For more information, visit birminghammuseums.org.uk.


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