Galleries Night and Art Bus

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Friday 13th May 2011 (17:00-21:00)
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For details of the Art Bus, pick up a timetable from any of the galleries, check the galleries’ websites or call the Barber Institute on 0121 414 7333.

All aboard the Art Bus!

Take an after-hours tour of The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Ikon Gallery, the RBSA Gallery and mac birmingham.



Birmingham’s galleries are celebrating Museums at Night 2011 with after-hour tours and a return of the popular free Art Bus. Travel on the free Art Bus and visit the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Ikon Gallery, the RBSA Gallery and mac birmingham in one night. All four galleries are open late, with free tours and refreshments for visitors.


This event is part of Museums at Night 2011, a nationwide event in which hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites will unlock their doors for special evening events over the weekend of May 13 - 15.

The participating galleries: 


Barber Institute of Fine Arts:

Monet, Manet, and Magritte; Renoir, Rubens, Rossetti and Rodin; Degas, Delacroix andvan Dyck — not to mention Botticelli, Poussin, Turner, Gainsborough, Gauguin, van Gogh, Picasso, Hodgkin: You can see major works by all these great artists in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, at the University of Birmingham. There’s also a stunning coin gallery and anexciting programme of exhibitions, concertslectures, gallery talks, workshops and family activities.




Housed in the neo-gothic Oozells Street School, Ikon is Birmingham’s leading venue for contemporary art, housing temporary exhibitions plus a regular programme of talks and events.


mac birmingham:


Opened in 1962, mac birmingham is one of the country’s largest and liveliest arts centres. mac birmingham has recently undergone a £15m facelift, re-opening on 1 May 2010 and welcoming 600,000 visitors in its firs teight months of operation alone.




The RBSA Gallery, located just off St Paul’s Square, near Birmingham’s historic jewellery quarter, houses a permanent collection of over 400 works of art including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery.