Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Exceptional Beauty and Outstanding Merit

Artdaily: "Acquisitions at the Barber Institute, 1991-2007"

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham (UK), presents Exceptional Beauty and Outstanding Merit: Acquisitions at the Barber Institute, 1991–2007, on view through 20 January 2008. More than eighty masterpieces have been purchased for the Barber Institute’s collection by the Trustees during the last seventeen years, under the directorship of Richard Verdi. (...)

This exhibition, which takes its title from Lady Barber’s vision, enshrined in the founding Trust Deed of 1932, celebrates these outstanding acquisitions and features all the newly acquired paintings and sculpture. Alongside these will be a representative group of the works on paper by artists including Pietro da Cortona, Matisse and Egon Schiele. It is accompanied by an explanatory gallery leaflet and a series of lectures. >>>

Caption: Henri Matisse (1869-1954), La leçon de musique, 1917

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