Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity Exhibition.

Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity Exhibition.

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

A ground-breaking and vital exhibition which marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act). Taking 1967 as a starting point, the exhibition will reveal new research into LGBT history and visual culture showcasing artworks from The Arts Council Collection, National Museums Liverpool and Birmingham’s collection.


The exhibition includes art works by many well known artists. Visitors will see works by Andy Warhol, Sarah Lucas, Grayson Perry, David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Steve McQueen, Derek Jarman, Sunil Gupta, Chila Kumari Burman, Linder, Richard Hamilton, Gillian Wearing, Eric Bainbridge, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Robert Colquhoun, Kate Davis, Jez Dolan, Mario Dubsky, Harry Diamond, Mark Francis, Anya Gallaccio, Colin Hall, Andrea Hamilton, Margaret Harrison, David Hurn, Bob Jardine, Isaac Julien, Karen Knorr, Hilary Lloyd, Robert MacBryde, Zanele Muholi, Catherine Opie, Hadrian Pigott, Charlotte Prodger, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, James Richards, Derek Ridgers, David Robilliard, Maud Sulter, Keith Vaughan, John Walter, Annie Wright and Vanley Burke.

There will be also be a series of stunning contemporary art interventions in Birmingham’s collection displays throughout the museum in the Coming Out Gallery Trail.  Follow the trail to learn about artworks from the 1700s to the present day and how views of sexuality and gender identities have evolved and continue to evolve today.

Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity Exhibition.

The exhibition was launched 2 Dec 2017 and the exhibition is till 15 Apr 2018. 

Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday 10.30am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm

For more information on 'Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity' Exhibition please visit Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Museum Website -

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