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Events

Nocturnes: Creatures/Us

Tuesday 29 January

Free, booking essential

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What’s on January – April 2019

January – April 2019

Our latest What's On, Families First and Concerts brochures are now available – and you can download and print them here...

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Exhibitions

Maman

Vuillard and Madame Vuillard

19 October 2018 – 20 January 2019

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Temporary Gallery Closure

Red Gallery closure

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What our visitors say…

' A mesmerising gift to the world by Lady Barber. Thank you. Wonderful security staff.' C.B., Solihull, 02/12/2018

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‘VISIT THIS PLACE. IT IS A JEWEL…’

- Michael Glover, The Independent

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About

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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Exhibitions

War and Peace

Observations of Conflict and its Aftermath 

21 September 2018 - 13 January 2019

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Concerts

Barber Concerts

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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.

Events

Recovery Art 2019

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Events

Writing Workshops – Spring 2019

Monthly Saturdays

Create prose and poetry based on works in the Barber's collection and exhibitions. For all ages.

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Learning

ARCHITECTURE, GEOMETRY, FORM & COLOUR

Saturdays 9, 16 &23 March

Painting course inspired by Tess Jaray's work

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News

THE ART OF MUSIC

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Drawing Saturdays

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Events

Creative Sunday Workshops

January - April 2019

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Events

The Nabis among the Writers

Lunchtime Lecture
Wednesday 5 December

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Events

Barber Night School

Vuillard Screen-Printing

Thursdays 8, 15 and 22 November

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News

Working Clasp

Jewellery and decorative art making

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Events

The Barber: A Potted History

Learn about the Barber - its history, its founders and its architecture

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Exhibitions

Drawing Out the Sound

Representations of Music in Art

18 January - 19 May 2019

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Concerts

Student Chamber Ensembles

Saturday 2 March, 3pm

The Music Society’s Chamber Ensembles give a free afternoon concert in The Barber Institute alongside University Music’s symphonic brass dectet.

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Concerts

Giuseppe Guarrera

Friday 29 March, 1.10pm

Giuseppe Guarrera, represented by the Young Classical Artists Trust performs a programme of Liszt and Scarlatti.

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Concerts

University Women’s Choir

Friday 22 March, 1.10pm

The University Women’s Choir give a Barber Lunchtime concert under the direction of Patrick Barrett.

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Concerts

Coming to a concert?

Coming to a concert?

We've put together some guidance and handy tips for attending events in the Barber Concert Hall.

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Concerts

Fidelio Trio

Friday 15 March, 1.10pm

Shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, the Fidelio Trio are enthusiastic champions of the piano trio genre and perform a programme of works by Michael Zev Gordon and Fauré.

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Concerts

Chetham’s School of Music

Friday 8 March, 1.10pm

Listen to the classical music starts of the future as we hear from a selection of the finest students from the Chetham's School of Music.

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Concerts

New Music Ensemble

Friday 1 March, 1.10pm

The University New Music Ensemble performs new works by current University of Birmingham postgraduate students, composition lecturer Daria Kwiatkowska, and bass player and composer Sebastiano Dessanay.

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Concerts

The Sharp Family: Early Modern Vocal Ensemble and CEMPR

Saturday 9 February, 2pm

Take a musical tour of the Barber Galleries as student musicians and art historians present works in The Barber Institute Collection.

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Concerts

A Fantasy…

Friday 22 February, 1.10pm

Made up of four outstanding chamber musicians, this mixed instrumental quartet present a programme of contemporary repertoire.

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Concerts

Consortium5

Friday 15 February, 1.10pm

Recorder quintet Consortium5 celebrate one of the golden ages of English instrumental music.

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Concerts

Anneke Scott & Steven Devine

Friday 8 February, 1.10pm

Anneke Scott is a leading exponent of historical horn playing. For this concert in the Barber Lunchtime Concert series, she is joined by Steven Devine on the University's period Erard piano.

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Concerts

Jonian-Ilias Kadesha & Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula

Friday 1 February, 1.10pm

The Albanian-Greek violinist Jonian-Ilias Kadesha makes his Barber Concerts debut and is joined by Swiss pianist and composer Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula.

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Concerts

Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-Recitals

Friday 18 & Friday 25 January, 1.10pm

Perenially popular pianist Kenneth Hamilton returns for his annual Barber lecture-recitals.

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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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Concerts

Binchois Consort: Music for St Catherine & the Historic Scotland

Wednesday 13 February, 7.30pm

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

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Concerts

Dunedin Consort: Apollo and Daphne

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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