Eye to eye

Eye to eye

Zeus and Ganymede stood for many things.
We tell the myth in full, look at its meanings,
and enjoy the art.

Von Gloeden Exhibit

Von Gloeden Exhibit

Von Gloeden’s classical scenes
have earned him a reputation as one of
the founding fathers of gay photography.

Herold kidnaps Ganymede

Herold kidnaps Ganymede

See this and many other modern
art works by Rick Herold for show and for sale,
part of our new collection of contemporary art.

Young men in poses . . .

Young men in poses . . .

. . . subtly homoerotic to pass Victorian muster, such as this Spinario by Gustav Eberlein,
were all the rage in the late 1800s.

Love poems . . .

Love poems . . .

. . . from Gibraltar to the Bay of Bengal, 
usually sang of handsome youths.
Rest a moment, traveler, and read a few.

Chinese love-play

Chinese love-play

“South wind” was the Ming Dynasty
euphemism for male love.
The art
is a lot more direct.

Not handicapped . . .

Not handicapped . . .

. . . by anti-sex religious dogma,
the Japanese developed a sophisticated
culture of male homoerotic art.

The Barberini Faun . . .

The Barberini Faun . . .

. . . was NOT sculpted by Mr. Barberini.
Visit our Roman sculpture garden
for more examples of ancient gay art.

Gay Greek ceramics

Gay Greek ceramics

More than one thousand vases depicting homosexual themes have survived since the heyday of Greek culture. Visit our collection.

The Baron of Taormina

The Baron of Taormina

Von Gloeden’s pictures fascinated the Victorians, who may have been less uptight
then us today. Judge for yourself.

Wine, women and song?!

Wine, women and song?!

Not so fast! Male love inspired Arab, Persian and Mughal poets, painters, and kings like Shah Abbas I of Persia, here embracing his wine boy.