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AMERICAN ACQUISITION

George Bellows, 'Nude: Miss Bentham', 1906

A major American painting formerly owned by Andy Warhol has been acquired by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.   

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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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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

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Exhibitions

Gods & Heroes

23 January - 25 May

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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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Events

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING WITH LINE AND TONE

Saturdays 21 & 28 February; 7 & 14 March, 11.30am - 4.30pm

Rediscover your love of drawing with this four-week course with Paul Bartlett RBA, RBSA

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Events

BEDFAS AT THE BARBER

Thursdays 19 March, 16 April, 21 May, 18 June & 23 July, 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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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

REVOLUTIONISING FASHION

6 February - 26 April

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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

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

Creative Sunday Workshops: March 2015

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Learning

BARBER YOUTH

Tuesdays 13 & 27 January ; 10 & 24 February; 10 & 24 March; 14 & 28 April , 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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Learning

Easter Art School: Roman Coins and Medals

Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 April 2015
11am - 12.30pm: 4 - 8 years
1.30 - 3pm: 8 - 14 years

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Concerts

SOUND TOUR

Friday 20 March

4 - 5pm

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VISUALISING SOUND: ART & MUSIC WORKSHOP

Friday 20 March

2.30 - 4pm

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Events

How Many Breughels Make Four?

Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 18 March, 1.10 - 2pm

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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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Events

NEW LEGENDS

Saturday 25 April, 1.30 - 4pm

Writing workshop with Jacqui Rowe

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Events

OTHER DIMENSIONS

Saturday 28 March, 1.30 - 4pm

Writing workshop with Jacqui Rowe

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Events

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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