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New York City Life

Prints by John Sloan

John Sloan was a contemporary of George Bellows, and his work – like that of his fellow Ashcanners – provides fascinating historical insights into Manhattan life in a period of rapid social change. These rare prints, a gift to the Barber from Delaware Art Museum prompted by our 2016 exhibition Bellows and the Body, are the only complete set outside of the US, and also have an important place in the history of fine-art printmaking.

To celebrate the exhibition, students from the University of Birmingham’s American studies and English literature departments have been researching Sloan’s life and work. We have created a blog to share their work. Click here to read more!

Infinite Opera

Infinite Opera reflect on their Barber Lates performance.

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Concertina Creepy Crawlies with Ruth Turnbull

Learn about insects and create your own folded sketchbooks and mobiles!

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Laura Onions – ‘Interior of an Inn’

Laura explores the domestic landscape of her own home, inspired by Daubigny's use of light and shadow.

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Response to ‘Gold Teapot with Stand’ by Wendy Tournay

Watch the meditative slip-casting process used to create a teapot.

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