barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham



11 November

Johann Zoffany’s A Life Class at St. Martin’s Academy, on loan to the Barber

Robert Wenley, Deputy Director


18 November

A Night Out – with Degas, Lautrec and Beardsley

Pam Turton, Gallery Guide


25 November

Madonnas and Mistresses

Pam Turton, Gallery Guide


2 December

Saints in wood and on paper

Pam Turton, Gallery Guide


9 December

Explorations of conflict and peace

Jen Ridding, Learning and Access Officer


16 December

Banquets, feasts & vessels

Alex Jolly, Learning and Access Assistant


6 January

Exploring Jan Steen’s The Wrath of Ahasuerus

Rosalie van Gulick, Research Intern, University of Utrecht


13 January

The Naked and the Nude: Works on Paper from the Barber’s Collection

Robert Wenley, Deputy Director


20 January

Jan de Beer’s Joseph and the Suitors/ The Nativity at Night

Pam Cox, Postgraduate (2014), University of Birmingham


27 January

Paul Klee’s River Engineering Landscape

Robert Wenley, Deputy Director


3 February

Gods and Heroes: Prints from the Barber’s Collection

Victoria Poulton, Collections Intern


10 February

The Influence of Romanticism on Surrealism

Erin Shakespeare, Learning and Access Intern


17 February

Lucas Cranach the Elder’s The Virgin and Child with St Anne

Robert Wenley, Deputy Director


24 February

Introduction to New Art West Midlands

Sarah Beattie, Collections Assistant


3 March

North and South: Contrasting Italian and Flemish Renaissance Painting

John Southall, Gallery Guide


10 March

Introduction to Inheriting Rome: The Imperial Legacy in Coinage and Culture

Jonathan Jarrett, Coin Curator


17 March

Venetian Class: Bellini, Veronese and Guardi

Babara Fogarty, Gallery Guide


24 March

Introducing Revolutionising Fashion

Sarah Beattie, Collections Assistant


31 March

Medieval Treasures

Jen Costigan, Gallery Guide


7 April

War: Objects, Reliefs and Prints from the Barber’s Collection

Pam Turton, Gallery Guide


14 April

Why have Roman coins in your pocket? Imagery and money of Empire

Jonathan Jarrett, Coin Curator


21 April

Wings: From Angels to Dragons!

Jennifer Young, Gallery Guide


28 April

Quiet Companions: Picture Frames in the Barber Institute

Robert Wenley, Deputy Director

Thomas Fearnley (1802 – 1842)