Sexuality without boundaries: Boucher's 'Pan and Syrinx'

Date and time

Wednesday 12 July, 1–1.30pm

Room 33

Richard Stemp


Admission free

Places are limited on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Depictions in art of the erotic, the sexual, and the uninhibited have excited and provoked in equal measure throughout art's history. Paintings encompass diverse sexualities and the ways in which sexuality has been explored has never been static or orthodox, prompting reactions ranging from disgust to adulation.

To coincide with Pride in London 2017, art historian Richard Stemp explores how artists have depicted sexuality in unexpected, diverse, and contrasting ways.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Image above: Detail from François Boucher, Pan and Syrinx, 1759