barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


The Age of Innocence

Stolen gingerbread, spirited laughter, serenely slumbering infants and poised young girls provide some colourful contrasts in this exploration of the evolving imagery of children and childhood. 

Curated to complement Flinck in Focus, this display includes stylistically diverse prints and drawings selected from the Barber’s collection – from tranquil religious prints of the 17th century to playful illustrations of childhood in the 18th and 19th centuries. Drawn from all over Europe, the display includes works by notable artists such as Castiglione, Adriaen van Ostade, William Hogarth and John Brett.

Little Artists

Twice Monthly

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Creative Sunday Workshops

April - September 2017

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‘Copying the Masters’ opens at the Barber

How artists have always copied other artists is the focus of our latest display.

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Easter Art School

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