Our exhibitions explore the Museum’s collections and show them in a new light.
Behind the Glass by Boys Don't Cry
10 May – 11 June 2021
Behind the Glass is a project exploring mental health by Boys Don’t Cry in collaboration with the Museum & Study Collection. Launching in Mental Health Awareness Week, the exhibition showcases new work created around the theme of male mental health, inspired by the artworks and stories in the Museum & Study Collection.
For the last eighteen months, artists from Boys Don’t Cry have taken part in sessions exploring the creative figures featured in the Museum & Study Collection, who have either struggled with their mental health or lost their lives as a result. Many of these stories are unknown by the students, so as a group we have reflected on how these historical narratives relate to us in 2021.