Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity is a major new exhibition which features over 80 modern and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists exploring the themes of gender, sexuality and identity in art. The exhibition includes art works by many well known artists and showcases artworks from The Arts Council Collection, National Museums Liverpool and Birmingham’s collection.
The exhibition opens at 1pm on Saturday 2 Dec and is on until 15 Apr 2018.
Throughout the exhibition there will be an exciting and innovative programme of events for visitors of all ages. A short summary of all events can be found below:
2 Dec 2017, 1pm - 4pm
A vibrant arts afternoon with performances, art sessions and tours.
2 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
Explore themes of sexuality, gender and identity in artworks throughout Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in the gallery trail.
2 Dec - 15 Apr 2018
On the postcards provided in the exhibition, ask questions, share comments or write a message to individuals who either remember a time before decriminalisation, or were directly affected by the legislation. Recipients will be invited to anonymously reply.
Curators Tours of the Coming Out Exhibition
- 15 Dec 2017 - Gallery Tour
- 26 Jan 2018 - Gallery Tour
- 23 Feb 2018 - Gallery Tour
- 9 March 2018 - BSL Tour
1pm - 2pm
Join Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art Lisa Beauchamp for a fun and informative tour of the exhibition. Adults only.
£5 per ticket. Pre-booking recommended, book online .
13 Dec 2017, 17Jan 2018, 21 Feb 2018, 28 March 2018
1pm - 1.30pm
Live-stream tour with Learning Officer Jon on Periscope.
20 Jan 2018, 1pm - 4pm
Join artist Benny Semp to carve your own soap sculptures with a message. Adults only.
Free. Booking essential - call 0121 348 8263 to book.
3 Feb 2018, 1pm - 4pm
Be inspired by the artwork of Jez Dolan in this humorous and historical language session.
Free. Pre-booking recommended - call 0121 348 8263 to book.
17 Feb 2018, 12pm - 4pm
Posing, performing and reacting to the crowd, our queen will be there to inspire your own artwork.
19 Feb 2018, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Light Drawing is long exposure photography, where you draw in the air with light! Family fun suitable for over 5’s.
19 Feb - 23 Feb 2018, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Take part in super fun object handing where we will have kaleidoscopes, rainbow glasses and will be making rainbows using prisms. Family fun suitable for all.
20 Feb - 21 Feb 2018, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Interactive storytelling where we start the story and you draw on the floor to complete it. Ideal for all ages.
20 Feb - 22 Feb 2018
11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Make a rainbow sculpture that contains a mini version of you. Suitable for ages 4 and upwards.
£1.50 per child.
22 Feb 2018, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Sensory play and fun with colour, texture and sound. Suitable for ages 12 months to 3 years.
23 Feb 2018, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Build and design your own robot using our pre made kit in this fun family session.
£3.50 (Cost per kit).
24 Feb 2018, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Local artist Gemma returns with LetsAnimate for a brilliant session where you make a cartoon. Suitable for ages 5 plus.
£3.50 (per child). Pre-booking essential, book online .
24 Feb 2018, 12pm - 5pm
A rare opportunity to learn more about LGBT History from the people who have lived it, in an afternoon of talks and presentations (includes a curator tour.)
25 Feb 2018, 1pm - 4pm
An exciting opportunity to use, hold and share vintage LGBT + themed objects from our handling collection.
3 Mar 2018, 1pm - 4pm
Take part in male drag, guided by our resident king Adam All and a makeup artist.
10 Mar 2018, 1pm - 4pm
An afternoon of sharing in the gallery, looking at key works of art in the collections, and working with a fantastic sound artist. Suitable for aged 16 plus.