Lecture at The Barber Institute and visit to The Art of David Cox, Birmingham

Join Birmingham Art Fund members for a Lecture by Paul Spencer-Longhurst, senior Curator at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts - one of Birmingham’s finest Art Deco buildings. Paul is an exceptional lecturer and he will speak on Swedish Landscapes from the National Museum, Stockholm to coincide with the 'Northern Lights' exhibition at the Barber.

Lunch (not included in ticket price) will be at reserved tables in the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Café.

The afternoon will focus on the first full-scale retrospective of the Birmingham-born landscape painter, David Cox (1783-1859) for more than a quarter of a century, at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery exhibition 'Sun, Wind and Rain: The Art of David Cox'.

Prior to its Birmingham showing, this impressive exhibition opened at the Yale Center for British Art in Connecticut, USA where it met with critical and popular acclaim. Birmingham has the largest holding of works by David Cox in the world and the exhibition includes the artist’s most celebrated paintings including Crossing the Sands, The Birmingham Horse Fair and Sun, Wind and Rain from which the exhibition takes its title, together with The Pont des Arts and the Tuileries from the Quai Conti which has never been exhibited before.

Venue information

Opening times

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekends: 11am - 5pm

Entry details

£25 to include coach travel, refreshments on arrival at the Barber, and lecture. Apply to Ipek Williamson, 01285 810131

NB David Cox exhibition: Adults £4, Concessions £2.75, Art Fund members FREE.

Coach will depart from Bennett's Coaches, Gloucester at 8.45am, Cirencester Beeches car park at 9.15am and Cheltenham Royal Well at 9.45am

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)