Making a Mark

Making a Mark Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Royal Collection ‘Drawing is the father of painting…and the portal to many of the arts’  Karel van Mander, 1604. Exquisite and intriguing 16th- and 17th-century drawings by Dutch and Flemish artists, including Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Dyck, feature in Making a Mark, the Barber’s first physical … Read more

Tuesday Talks Series Four

Series four Episode 3: 1 June Lovis Corinth, Portrait of Dr Ferdinand Mainzer, with Dr Camilla Smith, University of Birmingham Listen below or read the transcript: . Episode 2: 18 May Sharing a research project: a Boy in Seville Listen below or read the transcript. Find out more about the Barber’s recent research into Murillo’s painting. … Read more

Recent acquisitions on show as gallery reopens

NEW faces will greet visitors to the Barber Institute when the galleries reopen later this month, as two recently acquired paintings go on display for the first time. Museums are permitted to open from 17 May under step 3 of the English government’s roadmap out of lockdown, and the Barber’s collection and displays will be … Read more