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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE EAST GATE

7 August to 18 August 2017

The University's East Gate entrance, the closest to the Barber Institute, will be closed from 7 August to 18 August to allow for the installation of a new kiosk. Visitors will be diverted via road signs at the East Gate to an alternative entrance to campus.

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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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Exhibitions

WATER LILY POND

Claude Monet

24 June - 10 September

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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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Learning

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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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-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.

Support

Members

Become a Member of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

As a Member of the Barber Association, you will join a community of like-minded people who love the arts – and the Barber in particular. As well as enjoying a wealth of Member benefits, you will be helping to fund much-needed Barber projects, programmes, and facilities.

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Exhibitions

I KNOW BUT I DON’T KNOW

Matthew Pagett

19 May to 17 September

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Exhibitions

MORE REAL THAN LIFE

19th-Century Portrait Photography

9 June to 24 September

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Learning

2017 Summer Art Schools

Carte de Visite and Persian Miniatures Summer Schools

August 2017

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Exhibitions

EXCAVATING EMPIRE

Gold, Silver and Bronze in Byzantium

16 March 2017 - 18 March 2018

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Exhibitions

ONLY LIGHT AND SHADOW

23 June to 22 October

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Concerts

Barber Concerts

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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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Concerts

Stephen Hough

Wednesday 25 April 7.30pm

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Concerts

Fretwork

Wednesday 14 March 7.30pm

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Concerts

Huw Watkins and Clare Hammond

Wednesday 21 February 7.30pm

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Learning

Creative Sunday Workshops

April - September 2017

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Concerts

Richard Jenkinson and Alexander Boyd

Friday 20 October, 1.10pm

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Concerts

Bagatelles after Beethoven: Presteigne Festival Tour

Friday 13 October, 1.10pm

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Concerts

Jack McNeill and the Gildas Quartet

Friday 6 October, 1.10pm

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Concerts

In Search of Porpora

Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 13 September, 1pm

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Concerts

Kate Royal and Joseph Middleton

Wednesday 31 January 7.30pm

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Concerts

Canadian Brass

Monday 9 October 7.30pm

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Concerts

Family Concert: Songs About Us

Saturday 4 November 2pm

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Concerts

Benjamin Grosvenor

Wednesday 1 November 7.30pm

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Concerts

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 28 October 7.30pm

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Concerts

Sir Willard White

Wednesday 6 December 7.30pm

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Concerts

Ehnes plays Bach

Wednesday 15 November 7.30pm

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Concerts

Summer Festival of Music – further information coming soon!

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Benefactors

BENEFACTORS

Becoming a Benefactor of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

If you would like to support the Barber Institute’s work in enabling young people enter a career in galleries and museums, please consider becoming a Benefactor.

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