barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Altarpieces with Attitude: Jan de Beer and the Antwerp Mannerists

Explore the making and meaning of De Beer’s altarpieces, the work of the Antwerp Mannerists and their appeal to later English collectors.

Hear talks from the three authors of the exhibition catalogue:

  • Jan de Beer in Antwerp and Birmingham – Professor Dan Ewing, Barry University, Florida
  • Sketching on Paper and Panel – on the Function of Drawings – Peter van den Brink, Director, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen
  • Collecting Jan de Beer: Who owned the Barber Panel? – Robert Wenley, Head of Collections, Barber Institute



Image credit: Jan de Beer and assistant, ‘Adoration of the Magi’, c. 1515 © Private collection


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