barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Meet the Sharp Family

The Sharp Family – on extended loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London, from a private collection – has never been exhibited publicly outside London before, and, with its musical subject, is a particularly welcomed visitor to our galleries.

Join guest speakers and members of the University’s 18th Century Study Centre to find out more about the fascinating Sharp family, and the artist who painted them.



Amy Harris from Brigham Young University, Utah, US.

Professor Kate Retford from Birkbeck, University of London.

Lightning Talks

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11.30am and 1.15pm

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