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Red Gallery Closure

Monday 23 April 2018

Please note that our Red Gallery will be closed all day on Monday 23 April 2018 for essential painting conservation work.

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Record Visitor Numbers at the Barber!

More people visited our galleries during 2017 that in any previous year in our history, new figures reveal.

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GALLERY CHANGES

Winter 2017/18

We shall be carrying out essential upgrades to our fire alarm system from 20 November 2017 until 28 February 2018. This means certain paintings will temporarily be removed from the galleries for a number of days. If you are visiting with the intention of seeing a specific work of art, please contact our Assistant Curator Helen Cobby on h.cobby@bham.ac.uk or 0121 414 7350 during office hours. 

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Hodler’s ‘The Woodcutter’ on display at the Barber

Until 25 February 2018

Ferdinand Hodler, 'The Woodcutter' (Der Holzfäller), 1910

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Gabo sculpture enters collection

New Acquisition for the Barber Collection

Naum Gabo, 'Linear Construction in Space No.1', 1943/4

Image: The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams
Photo: Edward Moss (All rights reserved)

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Professor Hamish Miles

We are sad to record the death of the third Director of the Barber Institute

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Learn more about the Barber Association

An introduction to the Barber Association

The Barber Association is our generous community of Members and Patrons, passionate about art and music. Their support helps us to deliver the very best artistic and musical programmes for future generations of students and visitors alike.


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FRANCIS BACON MASTERPIECE ON DISPLAY AT THE BARBER

One of the finest paintings in any UK public collection by Francis Bacon – one of the important British painters of the 20th century – goes on display in the galleries at the Barber on Friday.

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‘Copying the Masters’ opens at the Barber

How artists have always copied other artists is the focus of our latest display.

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On Paper

Prints and Drawings in Focus Talks

Second Thursday of the Month

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What is British Art?

In-Gallery Conversation

Tuesday 20 March 2018

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ARTiculation 2017/18

ARTiculation 2017/18 at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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Cocomad Festival 2018

Saturday 7 July 2018

Cotteridge Park, B30 2HF

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