An Alabama LGBTQ+ Collection: Gifts from Patrick Cather
Patrick Cather is a voracious collector. His gifts have extensively grown the BMA’s art and…
Jun 01, 2023 - Nov 05, 2023
Patrick Cather is a voracious collector. His gifts have extensively grown the BMA’s art and archival collections, shaping our holdings of Alabama art and artists. More recently, he has also expanded the Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library and Archives’ collection related to the museum’s history as well as our holdings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning (LGBTQ+) art, particularly gay art. This installation highlights pieces from Cather’s LGBTQ+ art gifts, showcasing ten new additions to the collection.
This focused installation of ten works from the permanent collection is on view in the American gallery.
Image credit: George Platt Lynes (1907-1955). Untitled, about 1940. Gelatin silver print. Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Gift of Patrick Cather, Shoal Creek, Alabama, in honor of John Hagefstration, AFI.56.2017