Queer Art History 🌈
To celebrate Gay Pride Day, Art Explora Academy is dedicated 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!

The British Museum’s collection of lesbian and gay badges is not widely known, but is kept in the butch Coins and Medals section just to the left of those very interestingly painted Greek vases.’ – ‘100 years of CAMP BADGES at the British Museum’, Pride programme (1987). For the past 35 years Philip Attwood, Keeper of Coins and Medals, has been collecting badges for the British Museum. In his episode of Curator’s Corner, Philip shows off some of the 400 or so LGBTQ badges now held in the British Museum.

Content produced by British Museum

On the agenda
video - 5:37
Wear with Pride: LGBTQ+ badges at the British Museum
By: British Museum
video - 3:51
Once upon a time… Keith Haring in the bathroom
By: Arte
video - 7:50
Queer Art: Where is the Queer Joy?
By: National Galleries of Scotland
video - 10:49
Homosexuality in Renaissance
By: L'histoire nous le dira
video - 9:22
The Queer Code: Secret Languages of LGBTQ+ Art
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 - 4:15
How did a saint become a gay icon?
By: Arte