Tate Britain Talk

Queer Britannia

John Singer Sargent, ‘W. Graham Robertson’ 1894
John Singer Sargent, W. Graham Robertson 1894. Tate
John Singer Sargent, ‘W. Graham Robertson’ 1894
John Singer Sargent
W. Graham Robertson 1894

Join Michael Langan of Polari Magazine for a Queer look at 500 years of art from the Tate Britain collection displays. Michael takes you on a tour of the collection to highlight lesbian, gay, bi- or trans-sexual themes, some obvious, some hidden, and recount the stories behind these nuggets of LGBT history.

Michael Langan is Arts Editor of Polari Magazine, the online LGBT arts and culture. He lectured and taught creative writing for fifteen years and now writes on visual art, literature, film and dance.

This tour is BSL interpreted by Rob Chalk.

Tour of the Historic Collection (Rooms: 1540–1910)

Meeting point: top of the Manton Stairs

Tour of the 20th Century (Rooms: 1930–2000)

Meeting point: the Millbank Entrance Rotunda

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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23 November 2013 at 19.30–20.10

23 November 2013 at 21.00–21.40