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Exhibitions

Men of the Docks

George Bellows

23 March - 9 September 2018

Image: George Bellows, 'Men of the Docks', 1912 © The National Gallery, London

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News

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An introduction to the Barber Association

The Barber Association is our generous community of Members and Patrons, 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.


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WHAT’S ON

April - September 2018

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

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What our visitors say…

'A wonderful collection, beautifully and informatively displayed and explained too.' - JH, Hull, 14/01/2018

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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

Writing Workshops

Monthly Saturdays

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Learning

Creative Sunday Workshops

May - September 2018

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Exhibitions

The Artist in Art

Portrayals of the Creative Mind

19 January - 13 May 2018

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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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Exhibitions

The Barber Collective

25 May - 3 June 2018

Learning Room

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Events

Memento Mori

Thursday 17 May and Friday 18 May 2018

Exploring Death and Dying Through Art

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Events

Post-Industrial Scenes

Adult Painting Course

Saturdays 16, 23 and 30 June 2018

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Events

Drawing Saturdays

First Saturday of the Month

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Exhibitions

Sounding Images

27 April - 17 June 2018

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Events

Stevedores and Tenements

The New York of Bellows and Sloan

Symposium

Wednesday 13 June, 1 - 4pm

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Exhibitions

Drawn to Perfection

Masterworks from the Royal Collection

15 June - 23 September 2018

Image: Federico Barocci, 'The head of an old man', c.1575, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

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Exhibitions

New York City Life

Prints by John Sloan

25 May - 16 September 2018

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Learning

Little Artists 2018

Early Years Sessions

Monthly Fridays

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Support

Barber Association: 2017 Events

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Exhibitions

Working in Colour

A 400-year History of Prints and their Pigments

23 February - 10 June 2018

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Learning

Barber Art School

13 - 15 years Workshops

Monthly Tuesdays

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Exhibitions

Centre Stage

Entertainment in Art

22 June - 7 October 2018

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Concerts

Makedonissimo

Wednesday 14 November, 7.30pm

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Concerts

Steven Osborne

Wednesday 31 October, 7.30pm

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Concerts

Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet

Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm

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Concerts

Guy Johnston and Sam Haywood

Wednesday 21 November, 7.30pm

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Concerts

Miah Persson & Joseph Middleton

Wednesday 10 October, 7.30pm

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Concerts

The Dragon of Wantley

The Dragon of Wantley

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