One of my favourites from the exhibition: Dancing Sailors (1918) by Charles Henry Demuth, which some art historians have speculated was made for Demuth's own homoerotic pleasure. 

Hide/Seek is a groundbreaking queer art exhibit at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington. The YouTube page states, "Hide/Seek is the first major museum exhibition to acknowledge representations of LGBT identity in art. The exhibit sparked controversy among conservative religious leaders and politicians who demanded the removal of David Wojnarowicz's video installation, A Fire in My Belly, from the show."

Check out this video of the art (some classics and some surprises) that the gallery is showcasing, and learn about the queer talent who have quite literally painted our culture. I found it really educational and inspiring, especially to hear about, and see in their work, the struggle between sexuality and society that has tormented so many great talents throughout time.

 
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