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 Birminghamâ€™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 artistâ€™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