On Saturday 19th January around 35 of us visited Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts to view temporary exhibitions which had been well reviewed as well as the permanent collections. ‘Women Power Protest’ marked 100 years since the first women were given the vote in this country, showing a selection of artwork by women from the Arts Council’s collection as well as BMAG’s own.
‘Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard’ at the Barber marked 150 years since that artist’s birth, bringing together paintings, prints, sketchbooks and photos which gave a unique insight into this artist.
Planning a galleries trip for January felt a bit like tempting fate, but we were lucky with the weather, everything ran more smoothly than we dared hope for, and some of the wonderful things we saw should give us inspiration for the coming months. A big thank you to Jennifer and Jillian Wallace for organising the trip, and to Mike White, Jennifer Wallace and Anne Linton for the photo record!