‘Queer British Art 1861-1967’
This paper was presented at the Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies on Tuesday 23 May 2017 in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, by Clare Barlow (Tate).
‘Queer British Art 1861–1967’ is the first exhibition dedicated to British LGBTQ art, and marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Clare Barlow, the exhibition’s curator, introduces nineteenth-century art and artists featured in the exhibition.
Speaker: Clare Barlow joined Tate in 2014. As Assistant Curator, British Art 1750–1830 she is part of the pre-1800 team of Curators and Assistant Curators who are responsible for developing and researching Tate’s collection of artworks from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. She has also worked on a number of exhibition and display projects, including British Folk Art (2014) and Fighting History (2015). Before working at Tate she was Assistant Curator, 18th and 20th Centuries at the National Portrait Gallery, London.Listen to a recording of Clare Barlow introducing the nineteenth-century aspects of ‘Queer British Art 1861-1967’ here:
‘Queer British Art 1861–1967’ is at Tate Britain from 5 April until 1 October 2017. More information about the exhibition is available on the Tate website.