barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


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


Talks this autumn…


3 September

Monet, Degas and Picasso – a Different Vision?

Jim Murray, Gallery Guide


8 October

Woman’s Crowning Glory

Jennifer Young, Gallery Guide


15 October

The Mughals: Power and Beauty at the Indian Court

Neelam Hussain, Curator of the display


22 October

The Printed Word: Image, Text and Meaning 

Helen Cobby, Assistant Curator


29 October

Truly Bright and Memorable: Jan de Beer’s Altarpieces for Renaissance Antwerp

Robert Wenley, Head of Collections


5 November

Taken by Surprise: Brueghel and Gauguin

Barbara Fogarty, Gallery Guide


12 November

Three Tales of Deception

Jennifer Young, Gallery Guide


19 November

Three British Landscapes

Jill Ambler, Gallery Guide


26 November

Far From the Madding Crowd

John Southall, Gallery Guide


3 December

The Art of Allegory

Pam Turton, Gallery Guide


10 December

Angels in Art

Barbara Fogarty, Gallery Guide


17 December

The Nativity in Art

Jennifer Young, Gallery Guide


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