About Midlands Art Papers Blog

Midlands Art Papers is a collaborative online journal, working between the University of Birmingham and 11 partner institutions to showcase the world class art and design collections in public collections across the region. The first issue will be launched in October 2017, and will feature focused studies of individual objects, curatorial perspectives on exhibitions, and … Continue reading “About Midlands Art Papers Blog”

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Käthe Kollwitz and Sofia Hultén at Ikon Gallery this Autumn

Last night Ikon Gallery in Birmingham launched two new exhibitions – Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz and Sofia Hultén: Here’s the Answer, What’s the Question?. The exhibition of Käthe Kollwitz’s etchings is haunting, displaying her preoccupation with themes of poverty, grief and death. Anguish and trauma are suggested in the violent scratches conveying the faces and … Continue reading “Käthe Kollwitz and Sofia Hultén at Ikon Gallery this Autumn”

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Behind the scenes at BMAG and The New Art Gallery Walsall

Ahead of launching the first edition of Midlands Art Papers in October, we have had the opportunity to see some of the West Midlands galleries object files, as well as their storage collections, as part of our research. The first purpose of our trips was to view the object files of some of the research … Continue reading “Behind the scenes at BMAG and The New Art Gallery Walsall”

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Claude Monet’s Water Lily Pond on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Claude Monet’s Water Lily Pond (1900) is on display in at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts this summer! This remarkable painting can be viewed in the Blue Gallery until 10th September. It has been positioned next to the gallery’s other Monet work The Church at Varengeville (1882) and the works compliment each other well. It … Continue reading “Claude Monet’s Water Lily Pond on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts”

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CAL Undergraduate Research Scholarship June Events

As Midlands Art Papers Research Scholar, I am keen to get involved with all aspects of this exciting scheme! The College of Arts and Law Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme have provided an enrichment programme of events and sessions aimed at supporting the scholars throughout their summer projects, as well as preparing them for further academic study. … Continue reading “CAL Undergraduate Research Scholarship June Events”

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Birmingham Galleries Exhibitions Consider Technology And Art This Summer

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery are both showing exhibitions about technology and its influence on art this summer. The Barber exhibition More than Real Life, curated by University of Birmingham MA Art History and Curating students, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, is on display 9th June-24th September … Continue reading “Birmingham Galleries Exhibitions Consider Technology And Art This Summer”

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