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Exhibitions

Maman

Vuillard and Madame Vuillard

19 October 2018 – 20 January 2019

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News

Gallery Closures

Please note that the Red Gallery will be closed today (Thursday 15th November), between approximately 11am and 2pm, for essential gallery works. It will reopen on Thursday afternoon. The Green Gallery will also be closed for some of this time, and for approximately 20 minutes there will be no access to the stair case leading from the foyer up to the galleries.

Please arrange your visits accordingly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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WHAT’S ON

September - December 2018

View our Autumn 2018 What's On, Families First and Music brochures online

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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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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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Events

Fraternity and Femininity

Family Ties in the Art of Édouard Vuillard and the Nabis

Saturday 24 November

Image: Édouard Vuillard, 'La Table encombrée [The Laden Table]', c.1908 © Tate Images

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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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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

The Nabis among the Writers

Lunchtime Lecture
Wednesday 5 December

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Events

Horrible Histories Family Day

The Big Draw Festival

Saturday 27 October

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Events

Barber Night School

Vuillard Screen-Printing

Thursdays 8, 15 and 22 November

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Events

Drawing Saturdays

First Saturday of the Month

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Events

Colour, Shape, Texture and Pattern

Adult Painting Course

Saturdays 10 and 17 November

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Events

Creative Sunday Workshops

September - December 2018

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Exhibitions

Centre Stage

Entertainment in Art

22 June - 7 October 2018

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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

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

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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Concerts

Oliver Janes & Martyn Parkes

Friday 14 December, 1.10pm

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra clarinettist Oliver Janes and Martyn Parkes give the final Barber Lunchtime Concert of the term.

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Concerts

Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet

Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm

We conclude our autumn Barber Evening Concerts with a performance from some of the world's finest orchestral and chamber musicians, the Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet.

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