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Exhibitions

Lasting Impressions

20th-century Portrait Prints

6 June - 28 September

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About

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

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Visit

What our visitors say…

"High quality exhibits with informative narrative makes this place unique in Birmingham. Can walk here so visit several times a year." (February 2014)

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Learning

Summer of Printmaking

With Birmingham Printmakers

LINO PRINT
Saturday 19 & 26 July, 11am - 4pm
Tutors: Jacqui Dodds & Christine Bradshaw

DRY POINT
Saturday 20 & 27 September, 11am - 4pm
Tutor: Paul Bartlett

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News

Of Ships and the Sea…

29 April - 29 October

Two very special Dutch seascape loans steer their way into the collection..

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Exhibitions

Conversations

Portrait Prints from the Barber's Collection

13 June - 5 October

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Exhibitions

A River Runs Through It

Works on Paper from the Barber's Collection

13 June - 26 October

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Visit

WHAT’S ON GUIDES

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

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Learning

Summer Sketchbooks!

Summer Art School

12, 13 & 14 August
11am - 12.30pm (Ages 4 - 8 years)
1.30 - 3pm (Ages 8 Upwards)

Can you create your own sketchbook in 3 day? Yes you can!

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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.

Learning

Around the World

Summer Drawing Sundays

Sundays throughout August
11am - 12.30pm (all ages)

Go globetrotting this summer - without even leaving the Barber Galleries!

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Concerts

Nova Music Opera: Prometheus Drowned/Airborne

1 November 2014

United by a common theme of misadventure, but distinct enough to engage and excite on many levels, this pair of new chamber operas make perfect performing partners.

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Concerts

Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival

Friday 18 and Friday 25 July 1.10pm

We host two stellar acts as part of the 30th Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival to finish off a packed summer term of performances at the University. The Festival runs from 18th – 27th July across the city.

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Events

Community Day

Sunday 7 September

11am - 4pm

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News

WW1 Centenary Exhibition Announced

The War Art of CRW Nevinson

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Exhibitions

FAITH & FORTUNE

Visualising the Divine on Byzantine and Early Islamic Coinage

8 November 2013 - 30 November 2014

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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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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

8 & 29 April, 13 & 27 May, 10 & 24 June, 8 July, 4.30 - 6.30pm

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

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Events

BARBER BOOK CLUB

8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July & 9 September 2 - 3pm

Why not come along to our ever popular Book Club?

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Concerts

Bournville String Orchestra

6 September 2014

Bournville String Orchestra play Mozart, Britten, Webern, Beethoven and Daniel Pett.

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News

Portraits One, Two, Three!

Summer Art School

29, 30 & 31 July
11am - 12.30pm (Ages 4 - 8 years)
1.30 - 3pm (Ages 8 upwards)

Explore the world of portraits in our galleries and then make your own, using a different technique each day!

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Exhibitions

LADY BARBER AND THE CULHAM COURT GARDENS

Online Exhibition

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Support

The Barber Association

A brand-new organization especially for students!

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