barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


TUESDAY TALKS

These weekly, 30-minute tours and talks – devised to appeal to novice and more knowledgeable visitor alike –  introduce you to individual works, aspects and themes from our collections, and displays and exhibitions.

SEPTEMBER

4 September

A Close Look: Still Lifes within the Narrative

Pam Turton, Gallery Guide

11 September (Birmingham Heritage Week)

The First Four Barber Paintings

Alex Jolly, Learning and Engagement Assistant

18 September

Images of Hercules

Jill Ambler, Gallery Guide

25 September

Introduction to ‘War and Peace’ 

Helen Cobby, Assistant Curator

 


 

October

2 October

Four Barber Favourites

Jill Ambler, Gallery Guide

9 October

The Artist and Mental Illness

Mandy Carwood, Gallery Guide

16 October

Three Women: The Good, the Bad and the Wicked

Jennifer Young, Gallery Guide

23 October

Introduction to ‘Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard’

Dr Francesca Berry, Lecturer in History of Art

30 October

Introduction to ‘Looking at Animals’

Sam Shaw and Kate Nichols, Lecturers in History of Art

 


 

November

6 November

Saints and their Stories Part 1: Catherine, Dorothy and Juliana

Alex Jolly, Learning and Engagement Assistant

13 November

The Artist in a Floating World

Jill Ambler, Gallery Guide

20 November

Forgotten Ladies: Lawrence and Gainsborough

Barbara Fogarty, Gallery Guide

27 November

Introduction to Zoffany’s ‘The Sharp Family’

Robert Wenley, Head of Collections

 


 

December

4 December

Keeping a Straight Face

John Southall, Gallery Guide

11 December

Saints and their Stories Part 2: Ansanus, Romuald and Peter

Alex Jolly, Learning and Engagement Assistant

18 December

Masterpieces of the Nativity

Jennifer Young, Gallery Guide

 

Lightning Talks

Wednesday 28 November 2018

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

The Lime Burner

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

La vieille aux loques (The Old Rag-Picker)

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

The "Adam and Eve", Old Chelsea

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