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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 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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What’s on September – December 2019

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What our visitors say…

“Fabulous range of paintings and decorative arts – enhanced by very helpful and knowledgeable security and gallery staff” - S.D, London, 10/06/19

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‘VISIT THIS PLACE. IT IS A JEWEL…’

- Michael Glover, The Independent

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Events

Local Makers’ Market

Saturday 30 November, 12noon - 4pm

Find unique gifts and take home original art made by local craftspeople and makers.

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Exhibitions

The Mughals: Power and Beauty at the Indian Court

11 October 2019 - 2 February 2020

Green Gallery, Print Bay

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Exhibitions

Truly Bright and Memorable: Jan de Beer’s Renaissance Altarpieces

25 October 2019 - 19 January 2020

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Lates

Autumn 2019

Evenings of creativity, inspiration and conversation.

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Concerts

Barber Concerts Artistic Programming & Partners

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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.

Exhibitions

The Printed Word: Image, Text and Meaning

18 October 2019 - 26 January 2020

Beige Gallery Print Bay

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Events

Wednesday Walk & Draw

Monthly Wednesdays, 12 - 12.30pm

Take a 30-minute walk across campus and make speedy sketches along the way of its landscape, buildings and people.

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Exhibitions

A Tale of Two Empires: Rome and Persia

10 May 2019 - 15 March 2020

Coin Gallery

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Honest Skincare Workshop

Thursday 28 November

Join Honest Skincare to explore the combined power of art and scents

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Bloom Collective

31 October, 7 & 12 December

Join us for a some fantastic floristry with Birmingham-based flower studio, Bloom Collective.

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News

Animal-tastic Animation Video!

Animal-tastic Animation Video!

We became animators at our children's workshop in half-term! Can you spot yours?

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Events

Tuesday 10 December, 6pm

The Barber Association Christmas Party returns!

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Paintings

ART UK

Collection masterpieces feature on Art UK website

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Concerts

Sestina

Wed 5 February 7.30–9.30pm

Join the dynamic Belfast based choral ensemble alongside some of the finest early music instrumentalists from Ireland and the UK in works by Johann Sebastian Bach and his relatives.

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Concerts

Music and the Hanseatic League

Saturday 16 November, 3pm

This programme investigates music from these cities including pieces by major composers such as Buxtehude, Mattheson, Keiser and Handel.

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King Edward’s Schools

Friday 22 November, 1pm

With the enviable reputation of producing some of the UK’s finest young classical musicians, join King Edward’s and King Edward VI High School for Girls in their annual concert performance featuring talented young students.

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Binchois Consort

Friday 29 November, 1pm

Glimpse into Antwerp’s soundscape at the same time that de Beer was producing his refined and detailed panels, the focus of an exhibition
at the Barber Institute this autumn.

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A New Song

Friday 6 December, 1pm

Conjure up everyday magic with words by master poet Michael Donaghy in the Midlands premiere of acclaimed Scottish composer Martin Suckling’s The Tuning.

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Boxwood and Brass: A Georgian Country House Christmas

Friday 13 December, 1pm

Praised for ‘spectacular playing’ (Early Music Today) and ‘button-bright performances’ (Gramophone), period wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass bring a taste of the elegant, presenting music that accompanied the festivities.

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Ziyu He & Marie Hauzel

Wednesday 4 December, 7.30pm

Outstanding violinist Ziyu He, teams up with Marie Hauzel for a Barber Evening Concert featuring Stravinsky, Bartók and Saint-Säens amongst others.

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Concerts

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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