Barbican Art Gallery

Barbican Art Gallery

You can find the Barbican Art Gallery in London, England. It is part of the Barbican Centre, a facility that houses performing arts activities. This center is home to the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company. It is the largest performing arts center not only in London, but it Europe as a whole. Besides the theater, it also exhibits other kinds of art such as paintings and film. Also, it has a library, a conservatory, and several restaurants for visitors. Opened in 1982 through funding from the City of London Corporation, it is one of London's major locations for art.

What Can You See at This Gallery?

The building itself that houses the institution may be of interest to those who are fans of visual art. Especially those who like to peruse interesting architecture. It was built in the Brutalist style that was typical of late 20th Century modernist architecture.

Inside, the Barbican houses two galleries, the Barbican Art Gallery, and a new free gallery called The Curve. Here, you can find fresh exhibitions by artists from around the world. The Barbican often collaborates with other major artistic institutions. At this art gallery, you can view many different kinds of art in different media. This includes elaborate installations, sculptures, and paintings. The kind of art will depend on which artists they are exhibiting at the moment.

At The Curve, the Barbican displays new artists that were commission to create works specifically to be displayed in this gallery. They may also send some of the works from The Curve on tour occasionally. If you are eager to see what is new in the art scene, this is a great gallery to visit.

When Can You Go and What Does it Cost?

The Barbican's art gallery is open every day, from 10 AM to 6 PM. Except for Thursdays and Fridays, when it is open until 9 PM. During these hours, you can view the current exhibitions or you could visit The Curve. Note that photography is not allowed at all. You can't take in any food or drink in the gallery, and you may have to check in any large bags for security reasons.

Prices to view an exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery can vary. The tickets are generally 12 GBP for general admission and 10 GBP for groups of 10 or more. Students pay 8 GBP. If you pay for a membership at the center, then admission is normally free. Plus you can often bring a guest with you, depending on the kind of membership. If you are under the age of 12, your admission is also free of cost. The Curve gallery, by contrast, is free of charge for anyone at any time during their regular hours.

Overall, if you are visiting London and have an interest in art, the Barbican Centre is not one to miss.


Gallery informations

Barbican Art Gallery
London, England, EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891
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