Pride at Mia

Celebrate the exceptional historical and creative cultural contributions made by the 2SLGBTQIA+ community with art, stories, virtual events, and more—curated by Mia’s 2SLGBTQIA+ Staff Work Group. We acknowledge that Pride is a celebration of the decades-long fight—often led by trans women of color—that got us to where we are today.

About the 2SLGBTQIA+ Staff Work Group

Comprised of staff from multiple departments, this group aims to create a space for employees to think about museum content and staff advocacy through the lens of the queer experience. 2SLGBTQIA+ stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, +

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Explore the Art

Explore artwork by queer artists, depicting queer people, and exploring themes related to queerness and queer identity in Mia’s collection.

Explore the Artwork.

Pride Care Package

Pride Care Package

Art has the ability to make connections with ourselves, each other and our world. Practicing self-care and creating a healthy relationship with ourselves helps us better connect with and support others, and how we care for ourselves and each other in these times is essential.

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Podcast Episode

Unspeakable Love: The Rebel Who Went Too Far

Simeon Solomon is a young gay art star in the Victorian era. But when scandal threatens his career, offering a cautionary tale to aesthetes like Oscar Wilde, he must choose between his livelihood and his identity.

Incredibly, Mia has two works by Solomon in its collection, acquired in the 1960s when Solomon had been all but erased from art history. Click here to see them.

Listen to this episode of our podcast here, or search “The Object” wherever you listen to podcasts to subscribe.

Beauford Delaney, United States, 1901–79, Untitled [detail], 1947, Oil on Masonite. Gift of Dolly J. Fiterman, 2017.138.7, © Estate of Beauford Delaney / Derek L. Spratley, Esq., Court Appointed Administrator