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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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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 tranquillity on a bustling university campus in a major metropolis.

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      Sunday, 12 June 2022 - Monday, 12 June 2023

      Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal TourPyramids, sphinxes, temples and shrines: breathtaking views of these ancient and often iconic landmarks, captured by pioneering Victorian photographer Francis Bedford, feature in the Barber's first ever online-only exhibition, Sights of Wonder.
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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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