Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery.
Historical and contemporary slavery.
A beautiful building housing one of the UK's finest collections of fine and decorative art.
Paintings, Wedgwood and Chinese ceramics.
Uncover objects from the Titanic, find out about life at sea and learn about the port of Liverpool.
The Titanic, life at sea and Liverpool's port.
This museum tells the story of Liverpool with diverse exhibits housed in a stunning building.
Liverpool's history and popular culture.
Explore a Victorian merchant's house with its period furniture and beautiful paintings.
Paintings, vintage fashion and furniture.
Beautiful paintings, sculpture and decorative art from the 13th century to the present day.
Paintings, sculpture and decorative art.
Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures!
World cultures, space and live creatures.
There is a long history of artists using their art as a platform to promote LGBT+ rights, and raise awareness of issues affecting LGBT communities. David Hockney, for example, has described much of his early work as ‘propaganda of something I felt hadn’t been propagandised as a subject: homosexuality.’
In the United States, especially, during the late 20th century many artists and art collectives, like Keith Haring and Gran Fury, used their work specifically to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. Elsewhere collectives such as OutRage! fused art and protest by creating spectacular political performances that draw on the queer cultural traditions of camp and drag to raise awareness of inequality. Though there are few objects in our collection that overtly function as LGBT+ activism in this way, there are several that are aimed at subtly increasing the acceptance of same-sex relationships and different gender identities, simply by picturing, or documenting them, in the public realm.
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