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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TS

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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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Monet, Manet and Magritte; Rubens, Reynold, Renoir, Rossetti and Rodin; Gainsborough, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Van Dyck; Degas, Botticelli and Turner - the galleries at the Grade 1 listed Barber Institute of Fine Arts house an outstanding art collection, with masterpieces by all these major names in the history of art – and many more.

There's also a dazzling coin gallery, housing Europe's most significant collection of Roman, Byzantine and medieval coins, alongside decorative art and sculpture, and changing exhibitions and displays - all in Birmingham's finest Art Deco building. 

The lively learning programme for adults and children can be found on the Barber's website. Explore exciting creations by Birmingham-based artists and organisations, check out upcoming workshops and events, and learn more about the collection with the Tuesday Talks podcast. 

Please note the galleries will be closed on Saturday 8 January for essential maintenance.

Please book your free visit in advance.

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      Sunday, 12 June 2022 - Monday, 12 June 2023

      Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour
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      Friday, 8 July 2022 - Sunday, 25 June 2023

      Paying Respects coin exhibitionPaying Respects: Money and Mortality
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      Friday, 23 September 2022 - Sunday, 29 January 2023

      Architecture of Topography image The Architecture of Topography: a 'kind of map-work'?
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      Friday, 21 October 2022 - Sunday, 22 January 2023

      Peasants and Proverbs Peasants and Proverbs: Pieter Brueghel the Younger as Moralist and Entrepreneur.Discover Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564 – 1637/38) as you have never seen him before – in this reassessment of the artist as skilled craftsman, accomplished copyist and savvy businessman.
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      Saturday, 10 December 2022 - Saturday, 10 December 2022

      Nature Photography with Kate Green Nature Photography with Kate GreenJoin local photographer Kate Green for this guided photography workshop. This full-day of activity will include an introduction to your camera settings, how to understand concepts of photography and a practical exploration of Landscape and Nature photography.
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      Wednesday, 14 December 2022 - Wednesday, 14 December 2022

      Family Morning Family Morning: Food for CreativityHow might our kitchen cabinets nurture play, self-care and enrich our lives with colour? Inspired by Peasants and Proverbs: Pieter Brueghel the Younger as Moralist and Entrepreneur, artist Georgina invites parents, carers and pre-schoolers (0-5) to explore food as culture, dyestuff and medicine,…
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      Opening Times

      * Monday - Closed
      Tuesday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00
      Wednesday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00
      Thursday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00
      Friday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00
      Saturday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00
      Sunday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00

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