The galleries at the Grade I listed Barber Institute boast an outstanding art collection and concert hall with ‘perfect acoustics, comfort, and rest for the eye’. See masterpieces by Botticelli, Rubens, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner and Rossetti, and Monet, Manet and Van Gogh.
The jewel in the cultural crown of the University of Birmingham, the Barber lives the vision of its founder, Lady Barber, who wished to establish a centre ‘for the study and encouragement of art and music’.
There's 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 of prints and drawings.
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, discover upcoming workshops and events, find out about the Barber Health project, and learn more about the collection with the Tuesday Talks podcast.
Discover more about the Barber Institute of Fine Art (including opening hours)