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Record Visitor Numbers at the Barber!

More people visited our galleries during 2017 that in any previous year in our history, new figures reveal.

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GALLERY CHANGES

Winter 2017/18

We shall be carrying out essential upgrades to our fire alarm system from 20 November 2017 until 28 February 2018. This means certain paintings will temporarily be removed from the galleries for a number of days. If you are visiting with the intention of seeing a specific work of art, please contact our Assistant Curator Helen Cobby on h.cobby@bham.ac.uk or 0121 414 7350 during office hours. 

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Learn more about the Barber Association

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

January - April 2018

View our Spring 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.' - Jackie Hughes, 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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Exhibitions

The Artist in Art

Portrayals of the Creative Mind

19 January - 13 May 2018

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Exhibitions

The Rhythm of Light

Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection

16 February - 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.

Learning

Creative Sunday Workshops

January - April 2018

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Concerts

Barber Concerts

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Exhibitions

EXCAVATING EMPIRE

Gold, Silver and Bronze in Byzantium

16 March 2017 - 18 March 2018

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Support

Barber Association: 2017 Events

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Events

Drawing Saturdays

First Saturday of the Month

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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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Exhibitions

TALES FROM HISTORY

27 October 2017 - 18 February 2018

Print Bay, Green Gallery

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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

Understanding Art

The International

Thursdays 15 & 22 February and 1, 8 & 15 March 2018

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Concerts

The Stockhausen Sessions

Sunday 18 February, 5pm

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Concerts

New Music Ensemble

Saturday 17 February, 7.30pm

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Events

MEN, MONEY AND MOUNTAINS

Hodler's 'The Woodcutter' in Context

Lunchtime Lecture
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 1.10 - 2pm

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Events

BOOK AND CD SALE

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 February 2018

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