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Bellows and the Body

The Barber's special microsite to accompany the exhibition Bellows and the Body: The Real, the Ideal and the Nude is still live!

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WHAT’S ON

April - September 2017

Download our brochures for everything you need to know about this season at the Barber.

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What our visitors say…

"A rare treat of a gallery." (FluterCoventry, June 2015)

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‘VISIT THIS PLACE. IT IS A JEWEL…’

- Michael Glover, The Independent

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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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Exhibitions

I KNOW BUT I DON’T KNOW

Matthew Pagett

19 May to 17 September

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Exhibitions

WATER LILY POND

Claude Monet

24 June - 10 September

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Exhibitions

MORE REAL THAN LIFE

19th-Century Portrait Photography

9 June to 24 September

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Exhibitions

EXCAVATING EMPIRE

Gold, Silver and Bronze in Byzantium

16 March 2017 - 18 March 2018

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E-newsletter

Sign up to our monthly 'In the Picture' email newsletter, outlining just some of the exciting events programmed for the weeks ahead.

What's on Brochures

There is always plenty for you and your family to do at the Barber, with something on offer for people of all ages and interests. Join our free mailing list, providing you each season with a copy of our latest what's on guide, Families First and/or Music brochure. These give details and full listings of events, including exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and workshops. Simply fill in your details and let us know what events you would like to hear about.

Exhibitions

TUMBLEWEED

Hannah Honeywill

24 February - 4 June 2017

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Exhibitions

COPYING THE MASTERS

Print Bay Display

20 January - 7 May 2017

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Exhibitions

WORKS OF MERCY

Photographs by Attilio Fiumarella

7 April - 21 May 2017

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Exhibitions

Buried Treasures

Online Exhibition

Visit Buried Treasures: Uncovering Hoards virtually.

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Events

SOUNDING IMAGES

28 April to 18 June

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Exhibitions

ONLY LIGHT AND SHADOW

23 June to 22 October

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Events

MONET AND ARCHITECTURE

Evening Lecture

Thursday 29 June, 5.30 - 7.30pm

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Exhibitions

EXCAVATING EMPIRE

David Talbot Rice and the Rediscovery of Byzantium

10 February - 11 June 2017

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Creative Sunday Workshops

April - September 2017

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Concerts

Martin James Bartlett

Wednesday 17 May 7.30pm

Winner of the 2014 BBC Young Musician competition, Martin James Bartlett makes his Barber Institute debut for the launch of the 2017 Birmingham International Piano Festival.

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Concerts

6 Hands Guitar Trio – SOLD OUT

Wednesday 10 May 7.30pm

Pre-eminent Classical guitarist John Williams and celebrated jazz guitarist John Etheridge are joined by critically acclaimed guitarist and composer Gary Ryan to form guitar supergroup '6 Hands'. Join these three guitar legends as they combine their unrivalled skills as classical and jazz musicians to create an awe-inspiring concert of solos, duos and trios.

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Events

MONET AND THE AMERICAN COLONY AT GIVERNY

Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 5 July, 1,10 - 2pm

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Concerts

Songs About Us

Saturday 4 November 2pm

Dominic Harlan presenter/piano

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Concerts

Benjamin Grosvenor

Wednesday 1 November 7.30pm

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Concerts

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 28 October 7.30pm

Steven Devine harpsichord

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Concerts

Sir Willard White

Wednesday 6 December 7.30pm

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Concerts

James Ehnes

Wednesday 15 November 7.30pm

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Concerts

Porpora’s L’Agrippina

Thursday 21 September 7pm
Saturday 23 September 7pm
Sunday 24 September 3pm

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Concerts

The Enchanted Pig

Friday 9 June, 7.30pm and Saturday 10 June, 3pm

A love story filled with mud, mischief, and magic. This UK university student premiere is directed by Will Jackson and musically directed by Daniel Mahoney, with a talented student cast from the University of Birmingham.

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Concerts

Suzanne Fischer & Panaretos Kyriatzidis

Friday 19 May, 1.10pm

The annual Oxford Lieder Festival takes place every October and is complemented by projects such as the Young Artist Platform, presenting the finest young singers and pianists in recitals across the UK.

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Concerts

Michael Tsalka fortepiano

Friday 12 May, 1.10pm

One of Europe's leading period piano specialists, Michael Tsalka, presents a concert on the Department of Music's fortepiano.

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Concerts

The Royal Air Force Music Services Tuba Quartet

Friday 5 May, 1.10pmn

We celebrate International Tuba Day with an eclectic recital from the Tuba Quartet of the Royal Air Force.

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