barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Events for Members

Events for Members

Spring 2020


Review / Preview Afternoon

Sunday 1 March, 2.30 – 4.30pm

Join Association members and the Barber team to celebrate our successes over the past 12 months, enjoy our spring exhibition ‘Cornwall as Crucible’, and be tantalised about exhibitions and events planned for 2020.

Includes a taste of Cornwall with our take on a cream tea – jam on first, of course!

Feel free to bring a friend.

Free admission; booking essential.

Click here to register your place!


The Barber Association Social Hour

Every second Tuesday of the month at 1.45pm

Join us after the free lunchtime Gallery Talk to catch up with Association Members over tea, coffee and biscuits.

Spring dates:

Tuesday 11 February
Talk starts 1.15pm – ‘Queering the Collection in LGBTQ+ History Month’

Tuesday 10 March
Talk starts 1.15pm – ‘Miss Bentham: Naming the Nude’

Tuesday 7 April
Talk starts 1.15pm – ‘(Home and Away) French Painting in the 17th Century’

Free admission; no need to book.


The Barber Association Social Hour Special

Wednesday 22 April, 2pm

Join us after free lunchtime lecture, The Artist’s Voice, to catch up with Association members over tea, coffee and biscuits.

Click here for more information about the lecture.

Free admission; no need to book.


Save the date! Trip to London

Visit to ‘Aubrey Beardsley’ at Tate Britain and ‘Renaissance Watercolours’ at V&A

Saturday 16 May

We are excited to offer our members a fantastic trip to London. We’ll visit two wonderful exhibitions featuring significant works on loan from the Barber collection.

Full details to be announced soon.

Review / Preview 2020

Sunday 1 March 2020

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