LGBT+ History Month: What to see

John Craxton, Still Life Sailors,1980-85, Private Collection.

From sun-lit paintings to protest art, plan a visit to one or more of these brilliant exhibitions this February.

February is officially LGBT+ History Month in the UK, an annual celebration of the community's rich history and achievements, helping these stories to be preserved for future generations. It was founded in 2004, following the repeal of Section 28.

To help you plan what to see during LGBT+ History Month, we've selected some of the best exhibitions that you can visit to celebrate, experience incredible work by LGBTQ+ artists, and explore their histories.

From a contemporary artist who's created a joyous, multisensory installation, to a blockbuster exhibition which spotlights the lesbian community's campaign against Section 28, scroll down to see our top picks. Plus, find more to explore in our full exhibition and events listings.

And don't forget to pack your National Art Pass for great benefits at lots of these venues.

Discover some of the best exhibitions to visit with an Art Pass during LGBT+ History Month

A ceramic face with hollowed-out eyes, sticking its red tongue out with leafy hair like an artichoke.
Jonathan Baldock, Becoming a Plant a hop, 2023.

Jonathan Baldock: Touch Wood

Immerse yourself in the joyous world created by contemporary artist Jonathan Baldock, where the gap between human, animal and plant is blurred to create hybrid sculptural entities among a multisensory installation. Inspired by the medieval wood carvings of Wakefield cathedral, our ancient connection to nature, and queer histories, Baldock takes us on a journey through the seasons in a space without rules or binaries.

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