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Bellows Exhibition Website

Bellows and the Body

The Barber's special microsite to accompany the exhibition Bellows and the Body: The Real, the Ideal and the Nude is still live!

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WHAT’S ON

April - September 2017

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

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What our visitors say…

"A rare treat of a gallery." (FluterCoventry, June 2015)

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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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Exhibitions

I KNOW BUT I DON’T KNOW

Matthew Pagett

19 May to 17 September

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Exhibitions

WATER LILY POND

Claude Monet

24 June - 10 September

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Exhibitions

MORE REAL THAN LIFE

19th-Century Portrait Photography

9 June to 24 September

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Exhibitions

EXCAVATING EMPIRE

Gold, Silver and Bronze in Byzantium

16 March 2017 - 18 March 2018

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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.

Exhibitions

TUMBLEWEED

Hannah Honeywill

24 February - 4 June 2017

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Exhibitions

Buried Treasures

Online Exhibition

Visit Buried Treasures: Uncovering Hoards virtually.

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Events

SOUNDING IMAGES

28 April to 18 June

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Exhibitions

ONLY LIGHT AND SHADOW

23 June to 22 October

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Events

MONET AND ARCHITECTURE

Evening Lecture

Thursday 29 June, 5.30 - 7.30pm

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Exhibitions

EXCAVATING EMPIRE

David Talbot Rice and the Rediscovery of Byzantium

10 February - 11 June 2017

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Creative Sunday Workshops

April - September 2017

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Gifts & Bequests

Gifts & Bequests

Please consider a lifetime or legacy gift and help us inspire future generations with a passion for art and music.

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Join the Barber Association

Join the Barber Association as a Member or Patron

The Barber Association is our generous community of supporters, passionate about art and music. Their support helps us to deliver the very best artistic and musical programmes for future generations of students and visitors alike.

Join as a Member or Patron, and become part of our Association today!

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Concerts

Canadian Brass

Monday 9 October 7.30pm

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Events

MONET AND THE AMERICAN COLONY AT GIVERNY

Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 5 July, 1,10 - 2pm

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Concerts

Songs About Us

Saturday 4 November 2pm

A new kind of musical show about children, violinists, soldiers, convicts, love and slapstick, you and me.

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Concerts

Benjamin Grosvenor

Wednesday 1 November 7.30pm

We welcome one of the finest exponents of British pianism, Benjamin Grosvenor, for an evening of captivating French and German music.

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Concerts

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 28 October 7.30pm

The European Union Chamber Orchestra make their return to Birmingham International Piano Festival having performed in the inaugural festival in 2014.

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Concerts

Sir Willard White

Wednesday 6 December 7.30pm

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Concerts

James Ehnes

Wednesday 15 November 7.30pm

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Concerts

Porpora’s L’Agrippina

Thursday 21 September 7pm
Saturday 23 September 7pm
Sunday 24 September 3pm

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Concerts

Birmingham and Solihull International Jazz and Blues Festival

Friday 14 and Friday 21 July 1.10pm

We host two stellar acts as part of the Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival, to finish off a summer term packed with performances at the University. Details of the performers will be announced shortly.

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Concerts

Festival Voices

Friday 16 June, 1.10pm

This year's festival concludes with a lunchtime performance that brings together singers from across the University to perform as Festival Voices. Taking inspiration from the summer season, the programme explores the beauty of nature and the delights of this all too fleeting time of year.

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The Enchanted Pig

Friday 9 June, 7.30pm and Saturday 10 June, 3pm

A love story filled with mud, mischief, and magic. This UK university student premiere is directed by Will Jackson and musically directed by Daniel Mahoney, with a talented student cast from the University of Birmingham.

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