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LGBT+ history in the National Gallery

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Curators, artists and museum professionals lead a highlights tour of our collection for LGBT+ History Month.

Date: Friday, 12 February 2021 – Time: 6 – 7 pm GMT – Available online only

Detail from Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, ‘Boy bitten by a Lizard’, about 1594-5

Where we belong

Ashton Attzs, Claire Mead, Dan Vo, Sacha Coward and Sheldon Goodman take you on a behind-the-scenes tour to reveal works that show how LGBTIQA+ life and love have always been an important part of the National Gallery.

From iconic artists such as Michelangelo, Titian and Caravaggio who depicted same sex love and desire on canvas, through to paintings that open up the biographies of remarkable individuals long held in esteem among the LGBTIQA+ community, such as Alexander the Great, Saint Sebastian and the Duke of Buckingham. We also take a closer look at the work of Rosa Bonheur, as well as a self portrait by renowned Welsh artist Gwen John on display at the Gallery, on loan from our friends at The National Portrait Gallery.

Bringing glitz and glamour to the occasion, the team of guides will be giving you intimate and exclusive insights into these great works of art to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, making this a special event that will be unmissable.


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