barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Science & the Artist

Learn about the scientific developments that shaped the paintings and sculptures in the Barber’s collection. Discover what Renaissance artists used to make their paints, how bronze sculptures were produced, what got artists outdoors in 1841 and the revolutionary invention that changed art forever!

BEAST: Sonic Paintings

Half Term Family Day

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‘Care, Taste and Judgement’: Reynolds’s Art Collection

Lunchtime Lecture

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Sculptures for the Modern World: Naum Gabo

Evening Lecture

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Writing Workshops

Monthly Saturdays

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