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Queer British Art at the Tate

Queer British Art at the Tate

Sun Dec 20, 2020

Queer British Art at the Tate

Time Sun Dec 20 2020 at 02:00 pm to 03:15 pm

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Queer British Art at the Tate, 20 December | Online Event | Queer British Art at the Tate
Didn't get the chance to see Tate's seminal, outstanding, incredible, landmark exhibition Queer British Art? Tour it virtually with us!

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In 2017 Tate Britain in London did something extraordinary. It did something no other museum in the UK had done before—in fact, it did something that *no* other museum had done anywhere before. It staged a landmark exhibition, a summer blockbuster, that focussed squarely on the queer art of a nation: Queer British Art 1861–1967. Never before had the art of LGBTQ people been centre stage in such a visible way. The public went wild for it, and several newspapers gave it 5 stars, including The Guardian which called it "vital, fascinating... strange, sexy and heartwrenching." If you missed this exhibition (just where were you?!) don't worry because now is your chance to tour the exhibition virtually!

Queer British Art begins in 1861, when the death penalty for sodomy was abolished in the United Kingdom, and ends in 1967 when sex between men was partially decriminalised. The exhibition was divided over 8 rooms, which took the themes Coded Desires, Public Indecency, Theatrical Types, Bloomsbury and Beyond, Defying Conventions, Arcadia and Soho, Public/Private Lives, Francis Bacon and David Hockney. Within those rooms, and highlights you shall see on this virtual tour are:

  • Frederic Leighton’s sensuous male nudes
  • Beautiful youths in Wilhelm von Gloeden’s photographs
  • Gluck, Britain's first famous gender-queer artist and their defiant self-portrait, the poster image for the exhibition
  • Joe Orton's and Keith Halliwell's mischievously (and hilariously) altered library books
  • The art of Francis Bacon—possibly Britain's greatest painter of the 20th Century
  • Plus much more!

This is your only chance to visit or revisit one of the most important exhibitions on queer art there has ever been. Please join us!

Can't make the live event? Buy a ticket for the recording and watch the event in your own time!

Speaker Bio

George Benson worked at The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London before working at New York's Museum of Modern Art as an educator. At MoMA he co-created the museum's first ever public queer tour and at the British Museum he advised on their 2017 exhibition Desire, Love, Identity—10,000 years of same sex desire.


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The event is scheduled for 2pm EST (i.e. New York time). You can watch it in any time zone but please adjust to the time zone you are in.

Will the event be recorded?

Yes! If you can't make the live event you can purchase a ticket above for access to the recording of the event to watch in your own time.

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Refunds are available up to the start time of the event. After the start time, refunds are only available if you have been unable to access the event.

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Sun Dec 20 2020 at 02:00 pm to 03:15 pm
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