barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Why not join our monthly book club for a stimulating and informal discussion of books that link to the Barber’s magnificent collection and the themes its works explore?

The ever popular Barber Book Club continues throughout the year, exploring literature related to themes within our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.  We welcome ideas from participants for future book club sessions.

11 April – ‘Gustav’s Sonata’ by Rose Tremain

9 May- ‘The Forgery of Venus’ by Michael Gruber

13 June- ‘The Glass-Blowers’ by Daphne du Maurier

11 July- ‘The Portrait’ by Ian Pears

12 Sept- ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’ by Madeleine Thien