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Christmas Opening Times

The Barber will be closed 24 - 26 December and 1 January over the festive period. On all other days we are open as normal.

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News

RARE NATIVITY PAINTING COMES HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

A rare, double-sided panel featuring an image of Christ’s Nativity – one of the greatest and most intriguing works of art in the Barber’s collection – has arrived home in time for Christmas after undergoing major conservation.

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Exhibitions

Rebel Visions

The War Art of CRW Nevinson

24 October 2014 - 25 January 2015

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WELCOME

Monet, Manet and Magritte; Renoir, Rubens, Rossetti and Rodin; Degas, Delacroix and Van Dyck- not to mention Botticelli, Poussin, Turner, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Hodgkin...

You can see key works by all these - and many more - great artists in the galleries at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. There's also a stunning coin gallery and an exciting programme of exhibitions, concerts, lectures, gallery talks, workshops and family activities.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TS

0121 414 7333
info@barber.org.uk

Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm
(Closed 24 - 26 December, 1 January)

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News

PICASSO HEADS AUTUMN OF BIG-NAME LOANS

Swaps into Gallery also include Klee and Zoffany Masterpieces

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Exhibitions

‘Degenerate’ Art

German Expressionist Prints from the Barber Collection

24 October 2014 - 11 January 2015

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Exhibitions

The Naked & The Nude

Works on Paper from the Barber's Collection

31 October 2014 - 18 January 2015

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What our visitors say…

"A small gallery packing a mighty international punch." (oakley56, September 2014)

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WHAT’S ON GUIDES

Download our brochures for everything you need to know about this season at the Barber!

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E-newsletter

Sign up to our monthly 'In the Picture' email newsletter, outlining just some of the exciting events programmed for the weeks ahead.

What's on Brochures

There is always plenty for you and your family to do at the Barber, with something on offer for people of all ages and interests. Join our free mailing list, providing you each season with a copy of our latest what's on guide, Families First and/or Music brochure. These give details and full listings of events, including exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and workshops. Simply fill in your details and let us know what events you would like to hear about.

Concerts

Nash Ensemble

25 March 2015 7.30pm

The 2014/15 season sees the Nash Ensemble celebrate a remarkable fifty years since giving its first concert. Resident Chamber Ensemble at Wigmore Hall since 2010, the ensemble remains one of the UK’s most respected and active chamber groups. Acclaimed for its adventurous programming and virtuoso performances, the Nash Ensemble present iconic works alongside commissions, supporting contemporary composers and engaging audiences. By the end of the season the group will have premiered over 300 new works, of which 193 have been specially commissioned.

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Concerts

Dante Quartet

18 February 2015 7.30pm

Winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for chamber music in 2007, the Dante Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and the emotional intensity of its performances. The group was founded in 1995 and chose the name 'Dante' to reflect the idea of a great and challenging journey.

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Concerts

VOCES8 with Birmingham University Singers

21 January 2015 7.30pm

Harnessing a combination of sound worlds, The Nave to the Stage explores the simple beauty of plainsong and the rich harmonies of Rachmaninov, through to the brilliance of the Rat Pack and Musicals. Created with repertoire taken from VOCES8’s debut no. 1 selling album on Decca Classics, this programme aims to exploit the acoustic capacities of the Barber Concert Hall.

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Events

British Art & War 1914 – 18

1-day colloquium

Saturday 17 January, 10.30am - 4pm

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Exhibitions

FAITH & FORTUNE

Visualising the Divine on Byzantine and Early Islamic Coinage

8 November 2013 - 5 February 2015

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Concerts

6-8 March 2015

In its inaugural year Birmingham International Piano Festival brings some of the world's finest pianists to the city of Birmingham over three days, and showcases the piano, not only as a solo instrument, but also for its role in chamber music and jazz.

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Learning

Printing Sundays

Learn how to etch then layer paint using a roller to create bright and bold pictures!

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Learning

BARBER YOUTH

Tuesdays 23 September; 7 & 21 October; 4 & 18 November; 2 & 16 December , 4.30 - 6.30pm

Aged 13 -18 and into art? Join Barber Youth!

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Events

BARBER BOOK CLUB

9 December, 13 January, 10 February, 10 March & 14 April, 2 - 3pm

Why not come along to our ever popular Book Club?

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INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING WITH LINE AND TONE

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Concerts

SOUND TOUR

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VISUALISING SOUND: ART & MUSIC WORKSHOP

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Exhibitions

Gods & Heroes

23 January - 25 May

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Events

BEDFAS AT THE BARBER

Thursdays 19 February, 19 March & 16 April, 6pm

Birmingham Evening Decorative and Fine Arts Society's (BEDFAS) fascinating and enjoyable lectures now take place at the Barber each month!

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Events

How Many Breughels Make Four?

Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 18 March, 1.10 - 2pm

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Events

Portrait Miniatures Discovery Day

Saturday 24 January, 11am - 4pm

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Exhibitions

REVOLUTIONISING FASHION

6 February - 26 April

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Exhibitions

Inheriting Rome

27 February 2015 - 24 January 2016

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Exhibitions

New Art West Midlands

13 February - 17 May

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Concerts

La Venexiana

6 May 2015 7.30pm

Together with its director Claudio Cavina, La Venexiana brings a programme celebrating the work of Claudio Monteverdi to the Barber for an evening sure to entertain.

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NEW LEGENDS

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OTHER DIMENSIONS

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Postgraduate Lecture Series

Wednesdays 4 & 18 February; 4 March, 1.10 - 2pm

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Support

The Barber Association

The Barber Institute's student organization!

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Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays at 1.10pm, Barber Concert Hall

A series of free lunchtime concerts by professional musicians, taking place every Friday during term time.

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