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Armistice Day 2018

Please note that on Armistice Day, Sunday 11 November 2018, we will be opening the Barber at 10.30am so that all staff and visitors are able to observe the minutes' silence at 11am.

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Exhibitions

Maman

Vuillard and Madame Vuillard

19 October 2018 – 20 January 2019

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WHAT’S ON

September - December 2018

View our Autumn 2018 What's On, Families First and Music brochures online

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What our visitors say…

'Brilliant! A joy to spend time among these superb works - thank you!' K.B, 11/07/18

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‘VISIT THIS PLACE. IT IS A JEWEL…’

- Michael Glover, The Independent

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WELCOME

Monet, Manet and Magritte; Renoir, Rubens, Rossetti and Rodin; Degas, Delacroix and Van Dyck - as well as Botticelli, Poussin, Turner, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Bellows, Hodgkin and Auerbach...

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

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An Evening with the Vuillards

Barber Association Event

Wednesday 24 October

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Events

Fraternity and Femininity

Family Ties in the Art of Édouard Vuillard and the Nabis

Saturday 24 November

Image: Édouard Vuillard, 'La Table encombrée [The Laden Table]', c.1908 © Tate Images

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Exhibitions

War and Peace

Observations of Conflict and its Aftermath 

21 September 2018 - 13 January 2019

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E-news

Sign up for the Barber’s FREE, monthly e-news, outlining the exciting events programmed for the weeks ahead.

What's on Brochures

Our thrice-a-year What’s On, Families First and Music brochures can be viewed and downloaded here. If you would like us to post you the Music brochure – detailing all Barber Lunchtime and Evening concerts, as well as University Music performances and events, please e-mail Barber Music. Receiving all three brochures by post is now a Barber Association membership benefit – why not consider joining? You can read more here.

Concerts

Barber Concerts

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Events

Maternal Modernism

Art, Literature and Culture (1890 - 1940)

Lunchtime Lecture
Wednesday 5 December

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Events

Horrible Histories Family Day

The Big Draw Festival

Saturday 27 October

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Events

Barber Night School

Vuillard Screen-Printing

Thursdays 8, 15 and 22 November

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Events

Drawing Saturdays

First Saturday of the Month

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Colour, Shape, Texture and Pattern

Adult Painting Course

Saturdays 10 and 17 November

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Events

Creative Sunday Workshops

September - December 2018

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Exhibitions

Centre Stage

Entertainment in Art

22 June - 7 October 2018

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Concerts

Pavel Kolesnikov

Wednesday 8 May, 7.30pm

Pavel Kolesnikov joins us to launch the 2019 Birmingham International Piano Festival. 

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Concerts

Bozzini Quartet

Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm

Hailing from Canada, the Bozzini Quartet performs a world premiere by University of Birmingham and Canadian composer Dr Scott Wilson. The concert also includes a new work by John Woolrich as part of the University's year-long string quartet project with the composer, and a work by Linda Smith.

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Binchois Consort

Wednesday 13 February, 7.30pm

Binchois Consort present music for St Katherine including music by Walter Frye and John Dunstaple for Birmingham Early Music Festival.

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Dunedin Consort

Wednesday 6 February, 7.30pm

The Dunedin Consort present a programme of Handel for Birmingham Early Music Festival.

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Concerts

Duo Trobairitz: Romance and Revelry

Sunday 3 February, 3pm

Duo Trobairitz present a European programme for Birmingham Festival of Early Music.

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Exhibitions

Looking at Animals

Perspectives on the Natural World

19 October 2018 - 10 February 2019

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Events

Babies (and Mothers) Against the Bomb

Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 28 November

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Concerts

Oliver Janes

Friday 14 December, 1.10pm

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra clarinettist Oliver Janes and his duo partner give the final Barber Lunchtime Concert of the term.

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Birmingham Symphonic Brass

Friday 7 December, 1.10pm

Stephen Roberts directs the University’s Symphonic Brass ensemble with a programme of exciting arrangements for ten brass players and percussion.

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Katie Stevenson & Jâms Coleman

Friday 30 November, 1.10pm

Katie Stevenson returns to the Barber following her performance as the eponymous lead of the 2017 Barber Opera with pianist Jâms Coleman.

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The Enrag’d Musician

Friday 23 November, 1.10pm

Scholars and Gentlemen perform sonatas from Castrucci's Opus 1 in preparation for a recording,

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The Bach Boys

Saturday 17 November, 3pm

The University's period instrument Chamber Orchestra and its musical director, Professor Andrew Kirkman perform the music of two of J S Bach's children - Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian.

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King Edward’s School & King Edward VI High School for Girls

Friday 16 November, 1.10pm

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls give their annual concert in the Barber Concert Hall.

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Concerts

Joanna Gutowska

Friday 26 October, 1.10pm

Cellist Joanna Gutowska joins us as part of the 2018 Presteigne Festival Tour.

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Busch Piano Trio

Friday 19 October, 1.10pm

The Busch Piano Trio perform a programme of Suk and Dvorak.

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Concerts

Makedonissimo

Wednesday 14 November, 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome Makedonissimo, a group devoted to bringing to the fore the folk music of Macedonia.

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Concerts

Steven Osborne

Wednesday 31 October, 7.30pm

Steven Osborne performs a programme of Poulenc, Debussy, Prokofiev and Schubert as part of Birmingham International Piano Festival.

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Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet

Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm

We conclude our autumn Barber Evening Concerts with a performance from some of the world's finest orchestral and chamber musicians, the Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet.

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Concerts

Guy Johnston and Sam Haywood

Wednesday 21 November, 7.30pm

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