barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Sir Joshua Reynolds: Artist and Collector

When The Royal Academy was founded in 1768 it elected Sir Joshua Reynolds, England’s most prominent painter at the time, as its first President. To celebrate its 250th anniversary this year, we are bringing together four fine Reynolds paintings in our collection with a number of other works that once belonged to the artist himself, including the recently conserved Head of a Woman by a follower of Rubens.

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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