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Barber Lates

Spring & Summer 2019

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TEMPORARY GALLERY CLOSURE, Tuesday 12 February

Beige Gallery closure

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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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News

Working Clasp

Jewellery and decorative art making

with Working Clasp

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Visit

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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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

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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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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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

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

Pavel Kolesnikov

Wednesday 8 May, 7.30pm

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

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Concerts

Quatuor Bozzini

Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm

In this concert, Quatuor Bozzini give the premiere performance of John Woolrich's Débricollage from his current project A Book of Inventions. We also hear the music of fellow Canadians with the premiere of Scott Wilson's a mezza voce, and Linda Caitlin Smith's 2007 Gondola, alongside two mainstay of the 20th century quartet repertory from Stravinsky and Bartók. 

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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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