Coming Out

Sexuality, Gender and Identity
28 July – 5 November 2017

Free entry

About this exhibition

Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales and brings together a diverse range of artists who have used their work to explore sexuality and gender identity since 1967. The exhibition reveals the findings of over two years of research by the Gallery into LGBT history, visual culture, its collection and the Arts Council Collection, revealing hidden queer histories and institutional blind spots that will be addressed through the exhibition’s programme of events and performances. 

The exhibition includes artists David Hockney, Steve McQueen, LINDER, James Richards and Sarah Lucas among others, as well as new acquisitions to the Walker’s collection, generously funded by the Art Fund New Collecting Award scheme. 

Coming Out is a touring exhibition conceived by National Museums Liverpool, in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme 2016-19.



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"Coming Out is an important step in the recognition of queer cultural history and its impact on society".
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Coming Out is an Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition.  Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre on behalf of Arts Council England. @A_C_Collection #ACCNationalPartner

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LGBTQ+ Youth Take Pride in Your Identity

When we decided to create an embedded engagement space within the Coming Out exhibition, we were hoping that it would be used by individuals and groups to bring their voices and perspectives to the exhibition.

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