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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, 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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TEMPORARY GALLERY CLOSURE, Tuesday 26th March

Red Gallery closure

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News

International Women’s Day 2019

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Exhibitions

FROM OUTSIDE: Tess Jaray

27 February – 12 May 2019

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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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Events

Working Clasp

Thursday 6 June

Create unique jewellery in a workshop with local maker Working Clasp

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Stories from the Opera

Family Day

Sunday 24 March
Join soprano Abigail Kelly and author-illustrator James Mayhew for this dazzling introduction to the extraordinary world of opera

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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

‘VISIT THIS PLACE. IT IS A JEWEL…’

- Michael Glover, The Independent

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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.

Events

Honest Skincare

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

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Events

Barber Lates

Spring & Summer 2019

Booking essential

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Concerts

Barber Concerts

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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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Events

Drawing Saturdays

First Saturday of the Month

Join us on the first Saturday of each month and be inspired to get drawing. 

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Events

Creative Sunday Workshops

January - April 2019

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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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Support

Intern Update

Our latest interns provide us with an update.

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Exhibitions

Drawing Out the Sound

Representations of Music in Art

18 January - 19 May 2019

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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

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

Pavel Kolesnikov

Wednesday 8 May, 7.30pm

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

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