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Events for Patrons

Events for Patrons

Autumn 2020


Coffee and Cake with The Reader

Thursday 1 October, 11am

Join our Director, Nicola Kalinsky, and Assistant Curator, Helen Cobby, for an exclusive first-look at the Barber’s latest acquisition, The Reader (1817) by Marguerite Gérard.

This 45-minute event will take place on Zoom from the comfort of your home. You’ll gain an insight into the significance of the painting to our collection, learn more about the acquisition process and the life of this little-known artist.

Free for Patrons of all levels.

Coffee and cake heavily encouraged!

Booking essential.


Oil painting on canvas. A woman is engrossed in her book as a child looks on.

The Reader (1817) by Marguerite Gérard, oil on canvas, 32 x 24 cm


More events to be announced very soon – watch this space…

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