The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts

The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts
University Of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TS
  • Telephone 0121 414 7333
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  • Website www.barber.org.uk
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The Artist In Art

Works on paper from the Gallery's collection which depicts world-famous artists as self-portraits or the subject of another's work. Spanning three centuries, these works explore the relationship of the sitter and the artist, and includes prints by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Van Dyck, as well as Picasso and Rodin.

Sat 17 Feb

Beige Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 Feb

Beige Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 19 Feb

Beige Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 82 more dates until 13 May

BEAST: Sonic Paintings

Sound Sculptor: Emma Margetson Come and discover artworks in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts through sound! 11am-12.30pm 4-8 years 1.30-3pm 8-12 years Exploring artworks in the Barber's galleries, this interactive workshop will delve into sound and visual image, exploring and crafting sounds to create a sonic…

Tue 20 Feb

£6 per child. Booking is essential. / 0121 414 7333

Consortium5: As Our Sweet Cords And Discords Mixed Be

The recorder quintet celebrates a golden age in English instrumental music, performing In Nomines, Fantasias, Pavans and Galliards by composers including Dowland, Tye, Purcell and Byrd.

Fri 2 Mar

Concert Hall

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 13:10

Fretwork For Four

The group performs Matthew Locke's Consort Of Fower Parts No 2 In D, Purcell's Two Fantasias In Four Parts, Etienne Moulinie's Fantasie Pour Les Violes, John Jenkins's Two Fantasias In Four Parts, Robert Parsons's Ut Re Mi, Alfonso Ferrabosco's Pasacalio and Hexachord Fantasy, John Bull's Ut Re Mi, Giovanna Legrenzi's…

Wed 14 Mar

£18; £12 Barber Association (£12; £5) / 0121 414 7333

  • 19:30

Gold, Silver And Bronze In Byzantium

Discover the artistic beauty of Byzantium's gold coins, the surprising life-cycle of its silver coins and the curiosities of its bronze.

Sat 17 Feb

Coin Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 Feb

Coin Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 19 Feb

Coin Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 27 more dates until 18 Mar

Huw Watkins And Clare Hammond

The two pianists perform a selection from Alexander Goehr's Symmetries Disorder Reach and 7 Impromptus, Robin Holloway's

Wed 21 Feb

£18, £15 concessions, £12 Barber Association, £5 students/u18 / 0121 414 7333

Joseph Houston, Alex Wilson, Tom Mudd: The Stockhausen Sessions

The trio tackle Stockhausen's Mantra (1970), an epic work for two pianos, antique cymbals, woodblock, ring modulators and short wave radio.

Sun 18 Feb

£10 (£7; £3; Children £3 under 18s) / 0121 414 7333

  • 17:00

Ligeti Quartet

The string ensemble champions innovative programming and modern composers, performing John Zorn's Cat O' Nine Tails and Schnittke's Quartet No 3.

Fri 23 Feb

Free admission / 0121 414 7333

Ligeti Quartet Workshop

Violin: Mandhira de Saram, Patrick Dawkins Viola: Richard Jones Cello: Val Welbanks Witness life as a student composer as we open the doors to this Department of Music composition workshop. The Ligeti Quartet challenge student composers and help them hone their skills writing for string instruments and the quartet…

Thu 22 Feb

Free admission / 0121 414 7333

New Music Ensemble

Director: Daniele Rosina Voice: Lydia Haynes Weill Little Threepenny Music suite Weill, arr. Berio Surabaya Johnny (from Happy End) Song of Sexual Slavery Le Grand Lustucru (from Marie Galante) Various* Reimagined: The Barber Collection (World Premiere) *Emma Margetson, Luke Bainbridge, Daniel Fardon, Nikki…

Sat 17 Feb

£10, £7 concessions, £3 students/u18s / 0121 414 7333

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Prince Regent's Band

The classical ensemble perform in support of their disc Russian Revolutionaries, playing Bohme's Prelude And Fugues No 2, Glazunov's Brass Quartet In, Modo Religioso and Ewald's Brass Quintet No 2.

Fri 16 Mar

Concert Hall

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 13:10

Ruisi Quartet

The string ensemble, founded in 2012 by Birmingham-born brothers Alessandro and Max, plays Haydn's String Quartet No 11 In D Minor and Kodaly's String Quartet No 2.

Fri 9 Mar

Concert Hall

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 13:10

The Scottish Colourists: Rhythms Of Light

Four early 20th-century artists - SJ Peploe, JD Fergusson, FCB Cadell and Leslie Hunter - reveal a shared preoccupation with light, rhythm colour. On loan from the Fleming Collection.

Sat 17 Feb

Lady Barber Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 Feb

Lady Barber Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 19 Feb

Lady Barber Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 82 more dates until 13 May

Sir Joshua Reynolds: Artist And Collector

Four Reynolds paintings in the Gallery's collection are shown alongside works he owned, including the recently conserved Head Of A Woman by a follower of Rubens.

Fri 9 Mar

Beige Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 10 Mar

Beige Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 Mar

Beige Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 58 more dates until 8 May

Tales From History

Rarely shown prints and drawings by Rembrandt and his pupils, including etchings by Dutch masters after paintings by Adam Elsheimer, whose work was an important influence on Rembrandt.

Sat 17 Feb

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 Feb

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Working In Colour

A display exploring colour across four centuries of printmaking, with works by artists including Gillray, Turner, Max Ernst and Edward Lear illustrating at least six different techniques.

Fri 23 Feb

Print Bay, Green Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 24 Feb

Print Bay, Green Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 Feb

Print Bay, Green Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 104 more dates until 10 Jun

Comments & ratings

1. Bill Jones8 Jun 2013, 8:36pm5 stars The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts Report

I went to the saturday afternoon performance of this opera and was stunned by almost every aspect of it. As a seasoned opera goer I was expecting a good performance as all the lunch time concerts at the Barber Institute I have seen have been of the finest quality but this exceeded all my expectations. It is a rarely perfomed Gluck opera which is a pity because this, judging by the ecstatic reception given by the audience, seemed to delight everyone there.

The singing of the principal characters and the chorus were wonderful, the drama thrilling and the dancing an absolute delight. A special mention for Lauren Joyanne Morris's Clytemnestra and Matthew Durkan's Agamemnon but everyone was on top form. The orchestra was superb

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