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WHAT’S ON

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

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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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News

New Arrival from New York

This February we will be welcoming a new addition to the Beige Gallery...

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Exhibitions

Chance, Order, Change

Abstract Paintings 1939 - 1989

11 February – 8 May

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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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Learning

Creative Sunday workshops

January - April 2016

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Events

Bournville Bookfest

Saturday 19 March 11am – 4pm

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Events

Fragonard Family Day

Tuesday 16 February, 11am – 3pm

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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

Prestige & Power

Projecting Identity in 17th-century Portraiture

15 January – 15 May

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Concerts

Callum Smart and Richard Uttley

16 March 2016 7.30pm

Callum Smart and Richard Uttley bring Mozart, Poulenc, Bach and Strauss to the Barber after Callum's mesmerising debut in the Lunchtime series last year.

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Concerts

Ian Bostridge and Joseph Middleton – SOLD OUT

3 February 2016 7.30pm

Ian Bostridge and Joseph Middleton perform Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise (‘Winter’s Journey’), a set of 24 songs based on the poetry of Wilhelm Müller.

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Exhibitions

Inheriting Rome

Until 24 April 2016

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Events

LUNCHTIME LECTURES

Selected Wednesdays, 1.10pm.

Look out for our term-time lunchtime lecture series. Exploring topics that complement our collections and exhibition programme, these popular illustrated 50-minute lectures take place in the Barber Lecture Theatre.
FREE, no booking required

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Exhibitions

Into the Woods

12 February - 12 June 2016

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News

All Change in the Gallery

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Concerts

Academy of Ancient Music: Vivaldi in Dresden

18 May 2016 7.30pm

Although Vivaldi never visited Dresden, his publications and dedications had a profound influence on a generation of German musicians. Directing from the harpsichord, Richard Egarr explores the cross-continental connections of an incredibly fruitful age.

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Concerts

Fidelio Trio

17 February 2016 7.30pm

The Fidelio Trio performs as part of the University of Birmingham’s New Music festival, CrossCurrents, which runs from 11 – 20 February.

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Learning

BARBER YOUTH

Tuesdays 12 & 26 January; 9 & 23 February; 8 & 22 March; 12 & 26 Apri, 4.30 - 6.30pm

Aged 13 -18 and into art? Join Barber Youth!

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Events

LUNCHTIME TALKS AND TOURS

Tuesdays, 1.15pm

These weekly talks focus on exhibitions and displays, as well as including introductory and themed mini-tours of the collection. They last approximately 30 minutes so why not come along in your lunch break?
FREE, no booking required

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Events

BARBER BOOK CLUB

Tuesdays 12 January, 9 February, 8 March & 12 April 2 - 3pm

Why not come along to our ever popular Book Club?

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Learning

Chance Order Change Workshop

Abstract painting course Workshop

Enjoy a three day workshop inspired by the 20th century abstract paintings in our spring exhibition.
Saturdays 5, 12 & 19 March, 11am – 4pm

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Events

Evening Lecture

Monday 14 March, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Professor Jane Raymond

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Events

Sounds and Music

Writing Workshop with Jacqui Rowe

23 April, 1.30 – 4pm

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Events

Tall Tales and Unreliable Narrators

19 March, 1.30 – 4pm

Writing Workshop with Jacqui Rowe

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Events

Form and Structure

13 February, 1.30 – 4pm

Writing Workshop by Jacqui Rowe

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Events

Family Trees

16 January, 1.30 – 4pm

Writing workshop with Jacqui Rowe

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Concerts

BODY CLOCK – Interactive Installation

Thursday 18 February 2016 2.30-5pm

A vertical grand piano swings perpetually from side to side, like a giant clock. Whilst this monumental instrument shows the passing of time visually, an acoustic sonic sculpture is created, "wryly referencing the giant internal ticking we feel as we approach the age of 40 and wonder when we might get round to having children…".

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OUR POLICIES

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Learning

Looking at Art

A Beginners' Course

Thursdays, 1 - 3pm OR Saturdays, 11am - 1pm
September - December 2015

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Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays at 1.10pm, Barber Concert Hall

A series of free lunchtime concerts by professional musicians, taking place every Friday during term time.

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