2019-20 Exhibitions

TRULY BRIGHT AND MEMORABLE: JAN DE BEER’S RENAISSANCE ALTARPIECES

Jan de Beer (1515/20). Courtesy The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Date

Exhibition continues to 19 January 2020 (closed 24–26 December 2019 & 1 January 2020)

Time

Mon-Fri, 10.00 – 17.00 & Sat-Sun, 11.00 – 17.00

Venue

Barber Institute of Fine Arts (R14 on campus map)

Price

Free, no booking required

Famed in his lifetime and for several generations after his death for his stylish and elegant paintings, Antwerp’s Jan de Beer (c. 1475 – 1527/28) created dazzling altarpieces that appealed to churches at home and abroad, copyists, patrons and collectors.

However, his star subsequently waned until the early 20th century, when experts and connoisseurs began to re-evaluate his significance. De Beer’s known oeuvre now comprises about 40 works, principally devotional paintings and triptychs, but also drawings and a stained-glass window.

This exhibition – the latest in the Barber’s ‘Masterpiece in Focus’ series – focuses on the Barber’s own double-sided altarpiece featuring The Nativity and the Apocryphal tale of Joseph and the Suitors, and brings together for the first time all his paintings and drawings from public and private collections in Britain.

Please note: this exhibition is closed 24-26 Dec 2019 and 01 Jan 2020

Presented by The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.