Home to ‘one of the finest small art galleries in Europe’, and a concert hall with ‘perfect acoustics, comfort, and rest for the eye’, the Barber Institute is as unique as it is uplifting - a haven of tranquility on a bustling university campus in a major metropolis.

Online shop

Visit our online shop - and browse our art book recommendations...
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Art UK

Head over to Art UK to enjoy and buy prints of masterpieces in the Barber and other collections
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Learn more about the Barber Association

An introduction to the Barber Association
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Beyond Representation

Print bay display: 21 January - 22 May 2022
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The Last of England is a first for the Barber

Birmingham Museums Trust masterpieces on loan
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GALLERY OPEN

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Book your free visit now.
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From the Director

Welcome to Winter at the Barber!
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Miss Clara and the Celebrity Beast in Art, 1500 – 1860

Main exhibition: 12 November 2021 to 27 February 2022
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Masterpieces on loan

December 2021: George Stubbs and Thomas Jones paintings on display
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Learning

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What's On

Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-Recital 1

Lunchtime Concert, Friday 21 January 1pm
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Art-inspired Yin Yoga for Students

Online Student Workshop, Monday 24 January, 5.30 - 7pm
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Draw in and Breathe out

Student Workshop, Tuesday 25 January, 1 - 2pm and 3 - 4pm.
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Beyond Representation

Curator Introduction, Wednesday 26 January 2022, 1.30 - 2pm
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Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-Recital 2

Lunchtime Concert, Friday 28 January, 1pm
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Art-inspired Yin Yoga

Online workshop, Monday 31 January, 5.30 - 7pm
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Drop in and Draw

Student event: Tuesday 1 February, 1.15 - 2pm
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Baisiez moy

Lunchtime Concert, Friday 4 February 1pm
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Gonzaga Band: Alla Milanese

Lunchtime Concert, Friday 11 February 1pm
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Nurse in Residence: A Serendipitous Encounter

Online talk, Wednesday 16 February, 6 - 7.30pm
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