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

The Viewer and the Viewed

‘In 18th-century Britain, landscape – even the picturesque landscape – was a mode of political discourse.’ Ann Bermingham, 2002 The Viewer and the Viewed features eleven works on paper from the Barber’s collection by artists such as Gainsborough, Turner and David Cox, and explores these breathtaking landscapes from a socio-political perspective. Between the mid-eighteenth and … Read more

Tuesday Talks Series Four

Series four Episode 6: 27 July The First Dictators: Politics, Propaganda and the Collapse of the Roman Republic, with Maria Vrij, Coin Curator Listen below or read the transcript to view clearer images. Find out more about The First Dictators, open until 10 July 2022. . Episode 5: 13 July The Viewer and the Viewed, … 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