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BEAST: Sonic Paintings

Half Term Family Day

Tuesday 20 February

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

Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 18 April

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Sculptures for the Modern World: Naum Gabo

Evening Lecture

Tuesday 13 March, 5.30 - 7.15pm

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Writing Workshops

Monthly Saturdays

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The Last Roman

Peasant to Emperor

13 April 2018 - 14 April 2019

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Sir Joshua Reynolds: Artist and Collector

9 March - 6 May 2018

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Lightning Talks

Wednesday 7 March, 2 - 4pm

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The Artist in Art

Portrayals of the Creative Mind

19 January - 13 May 2018

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Understanding Art

The International

Thursdays 15 & 22 February and 1, 8 & 15 March

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The Story of Scottish Art

Evening Lecture

Thursday 8 March, 5.30 - 7.30pm

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Working in Colour

A 400-year History of Prints and their Pigments

23 February - 10 June 2018

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Fresh, Light and Vibrant Colour

Adult Painting Course

Saturdays 10, 17 & 24 March

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Barber Art School

13 - 15 years Workshops

Monthly Tuesdays

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The Royal Academy after 250 Years

Evening Lecture

Thursday 26 April

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On Paper

Prints and Drawings in Focus Talks

Second Thursday of the Month

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Easter Art School: Be a Scottish Colourist!

Scottish Colourists

Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 April

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What is British Art?

In-Gallery Conversation

Tuesday 20 March

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Become a Member of the Barber Association!

As a Member of the Barber Association, you will join a community of like-minded people who love the arts – and the Barber in particular. As well as enjoying a wealth of Member benefits, you will be helping to fund much-needed Barber projects, programmes, and facilities.

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Gifts & Bequests

Gifts & Bequests

Please consider a lifetime or legacy gift and help us inspire future generations with a passion for art and music.

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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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START WITH DRAWING

Saturday 6 May, 11am - 4pm

Fully Booked

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WALKING WORKSHOPS

With artist-in-residence Matthew Pagett

Saturdays 9 & 16 September, 2 - 4pm

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20 x 20 x 5: Contemporary Art

Saturday 20 May, 2 - 4pm

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CROWN AND CAMERA: STUDIO PORTRAITS OF VICTORIA AND ALBERT

Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 6 September, 1.15 - 2pm

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Cocomad Festival 2017

Saturday 1 July, 12 noon - 6pm

Cotteridge Park, B30 2HF

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Globetrotting Art Explorers

Community Day

Sunday 11 June, 11am - 4pm

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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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‘VISIT THIS PLACE. IT IS A JEWEL…’

- Michael Glover, The Independent

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Giovanni Bellini (about 1430 – 1516)

Saint Jerome in the Wilderness

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Hippolyte Bellange (1800-1866)

The Entry of Bonaparte into Milan

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Domenico Beccafumi (1484 – 1551)

Reclining Nymph (Venus and Cupid)

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Jacopo da Ponte, called Bassano (about 1510 – 1592)

The Adoration of the Magi

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Attributed to Giovanni Baronzio (worked from 1326 – about 1362)

The Angel of the Annunciation (top), The Nativity and the Annunciation to the Sheperds (centre), The Adoration of the Magi (bottom)

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Attributed to Christoph Amberger (about 1505-1561/2)

A Portrait of a Man

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CHINESE NEW YEAR FAMILY DAY

Sunday 10 February 2013

12noon - 3pm

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LECTURE: BIRMINGHAM’S GAY HISTORY

Tuesday 26 February 2013

6.30 - 8.30pm

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SCHOOL VISITS

Learn a new skill for your group with our specially tailored workshops suitable for all ages.

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NATIONAL TRUST WALKING FESTIVAL

Sunday 28 October 2012 10.30am OR 11.30am

Celebrate the art of walking and join us for a day of talks, walks and feasting.

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OUR STAFF

Who works here and how to contact them

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THE PRINTS AND DRAWINGS STUDY ROOM

Discover our Prints and Drawings Study Room, which houses our fine collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, comprising more than 1,000 works and six centuries of the draughtsman’s and printmaker’s arts.

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Creative Sunday workshops

January - April 2017

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ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471-1528)

The Bath House

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BSL GALLERY TOUR FOR DEAF VISITORS

Sunday 24 February 2013, 2.30pm

Join us for an introductory gallery tour with a qualified BSL interpreter.

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BENEFACTORS

Becoming a Benefactor of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

If you would like to support the Barber Institute’s work in enabling young people enter a career in galleries and museums, please consider becoming a Benefactor.

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Become a Patron of the Barber Association!

As a patron, you will be contributing substantially to the Barber’s crucial work in further the encouragement of art and music. You will have access to exclusive Patron benefits, including unrivalled behind-the-scenes opportunities, and invitations to prestigious and special events at the Barber and beyond.

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LUNCHTIME LECTURES

Wednesday 16 & 23 November, 1.10pm

Look out for our term-time lunchtime lecture series. Exploring topics that complement our collections and exhibition programme, these popular illustrated 50-minute lectures take place in the Barber Lecture Theatre.

FREE, no booking required

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KINO 10

17 February 2013 2-4.30pm

Following the success of its Barber debut last year, Kino 10 is back with a new programme of short film events. From award-winning animation to poignant documentary - there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.

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READERS’ AFTERNOON

Saturday 6 October 2012, 1-4pm

Find some inspiration for your Autumn reading and discover the special relationship novelists have with the books they read.

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ELISABETH VIGÉE-LEBRUN (1755-1842)

Portrait of Countess Golovina

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