Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Close
Created with Sketch.

Landscape with Rainbow, (detail), oil on canvas by George Henry (1858–1943), photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Credit

© Lisa Milroy. Photo credit: Staffordshire Archives & Heritage

Lotus Shoe
STORY

If the shoe fits: the gendered connotations of footwear in art history

Philomena Epps explores shoes in art, from medieval long-pointed poulaines to kinky boots in Pop Art.

Diamonds. oil on canvas by unknown artist. © the copyright holder. photo credit: NHS Lothian (Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation)

Diamonds
ABOUT

Art UK is the online home for the UK's public art collections.

Through our work, we make art available for enjoyment, learning and research.

Map

Discover art

Explore over 3,200 venues with public art collections across the UK.

Click on the map markers to discover incredible art all across the country.

Cover of the original copy of Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando: A Biography' . photo credit: Worthing Art Gallery (source: Wikimedia Commons)

Cover of the original copy of Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando: A Biography'
STORY

The queer love story behind Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando'

All about the literary love letter.

Photo credit: Wellcome Collection

CDN_WELL_38888i-001.jpg
STORY

Art Matters podcast: reflecting 'madness' in art

Artworks give insight into how this idea has developed over time.

Curations

Discover

Explore curated collections of artworks created by our users

Discover curations or Create your own

LGBT+ History Month

Art UK

Art Detective

Through Art Detective, anyone can help public art collections across the country to make new discoveries

Find out more
Art UK

Art glossary

Find explanations of some of the most commonly used terms n the site

Explore Art Terms or Topics