Celebrate Pride at The Met with this selection of articles and videos that tell stories of art and artists from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Multi object sculpture, outside of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To Provoke and Transgress

The writer Manijeh Moradian reflects on the unruly forms of Nairy Baghramian's facade commission.
Portrait of Gertrude Stein

Picasso on Stein

Learn how Picasso’s defining portrait of Gertrude Stein helped usher in a new era of modern art and literature.
Painting of a woman in a white dress playing the harp while a lapdog sleeps at her feet in an adorned dressing room

Coxcombs and Macaronis: Fashion, Gender, and the Canon of Art History

How artists perceived to have “feminine” traits have faced exclusion in the history of European painting.

Lo Tatou Seiana: Our Flowering, Our Time

Dan Taulapapa McMullin muses on colonialism, queer mythologies, and activism in the Pacific Islands.
Detail of the pamphlet for the Act Up Art Box, with the participating artists names and places where one could find the objects on view

A Short History of the ACT UP Art Box

"ACT UP felt like a collision of creativity, political fervor, and justifiable anger..."
The Met’s Cristofori Piano

Inventing the Piano

How Cristofori’s invention gave a new voice to the harpsichord
Still from "The Living Room" of Berenice Abbott sitting in an armchair in front of a fire with a camera on the table in front of her

Filming Berenice Abbott

Filmmakers Martha Wheelock and Kay Weaver discuss their memories of living and working with the legendary photographer.
Sepia-tone photograph of old-timey wagon trucks and cars traveling up and down West Street in New York City set against a backdrop of multi-story apartments and midsize skyscrapers.

Queer New York: A Virtual Walking Tour

Join the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project and The Met to learn about queer artists who have called the city home.
Detail of an ancient Egyptian limestone statue of Hatshepsut

Challenging Power through Gender Representation

What does the androgynous depiction of Hatshepsut—and its subsequent destruction—tell us about the role of gender in Ancient Egypt?
A black and white photograph of two nude women in a loving embrace.

Germaine Krull’s Queer Vision

Once the toast of Paris, avant-garde photographer Germaine Krull held a mirror to queer life in interwar France.
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