Queer British Art 1861 – 1967

Tate Britain
Until October 01
In April 2017, Tate Britain will host an exhibition dedicated LGBTQ art. ‘Queer British Art’ will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.
Simeon Solomon - Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene
The exhibition will focus on works created after the abolition of the death penalty for sodomy in 1861 right through to the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in 1967 when huge shifts in gender sexuality meant that artists and viewers could explore their desires more freely.

Exhibits will range from covert images such as Simeon Solomon’s ‘Sappho and Erinna in the Garden at Mytilene’ (1864) to David Hockney’s ‘Going to be a Queen Tonight’ (1960).

One of the exhibition's many highlights will be a section focusing on the ‘Bloomsbury Set’ – an artistic group with bohemian attitudes relating to sexuality, founded at the start of the 20th century.


Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Plimlico, Vauxhall
Opening hours:
Daily: 10am-6pm
Entry fee:
Adults: £15.00, Concessions: £13.10, Under 12's: Free
April 05 - October 01


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