barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


The Barber: A Potted History

Delve into the Barber’s past in in this 90-minute walk and talk and find out how the Barber came to be.

Learn about our founders, Sir Henry and Lady Barber, explore our wonderful art deco architecture and take a look at some of the very first purchases that started our collection back in the 1930s.

William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Night (from the sequence 'The Four Times of the Day')

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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Evening (third in the sequence from 'The Four Times of the Day')

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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Noon (second in sequence from 'The Four Times of the Day')

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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Morning (first in the sequence from 'The Four Times of the Day')

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