barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Lightning Talks

Join our History of Art students in the galleries and get to know six artworks in sixty minutes! 

Our students will present their own unique and eclectic ten-minute lightning talks about a work in the Barber collection. After ten minutes, the bell rings and it’s time to meet your next artwork!

Continue the conversations over complimentary tea and cake.

Our last Lightning Talks afternoon was fully booked with a waiting list, so book promptly!

Barber Art School

Monthly Tuesdays

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KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)

The Young Couple


Bolten, Arent van (About 1573-1633)

Lamp in the form of a grotesque bird


The Last Roman

Peasant to Emperor

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