Queer Art History
This May 17, for the International Day Against Homophobia, Art Explora Academy is committed to giving visibility to queer art and gay artists. From ancient Greek sculptors to contemporary performers, many artists have represented - and some have claimed - LGBTQ+ feelings, practices or identity. Let's celebrate love in all its forms!

Too often we dwell on the negatives of history’s LGBTQ+ artists, dark stories, pain, and repression. We have like Keith Haring, who sadly died of AIDS, Basquiat, who died of drug abuse. Not just in the visual arts but across different art forms. But look closer and queer joy can be found, sometimes explicit, but sometimes in the abstract. Flowers, landscapes, colours and domestic scenes. So how do we find and illuminate this work? And why is it so important that we do?

Content produced by
 : National Galleries of Scotland

On the agenda
video - 7:50
Queer Art: Where is the Queer Joy?
By: National Galleries of Scotland
video - 9:06
The Hidden Histories of Queer Art
By: National Galleries of Scotland
podcast - 12:17
Queer Culture and Art History
By: Art matters
video - 9:22
The Queer Code: Secret Languages of LGBTQ+ Art
By: National Galleries of Scotland
podcast - 28:28
The Coolest Artists You Don’t Know: Romaine Brooks
By: ArtCurious
video - 5:37
Wear with Pride: LGBTQ+ badges at the British Museum
By: British Museum