Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
We provide places for the people of Coventry and visitors to the City to meet, celebrate and explore their cultural and creative past, present and futures.
Museum, Gallery, Archive
Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Social History
The Herbert has extensive and wide ranging collections which are grouped under four broad headings:
• Visual Arts
• Social and Industrial History
• Natural History
The museum collections contain hundreds of thousands of items ranging from tiny insects to large industrial machinery like a jacquard loom, and from everyday household objects to fine paintings by important artists.
Pop! British And American Art 1960 -1975
- 15 February — 3 June 2018 *on now
Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter Blake, Pauline Boty and others, arrived on the scene in a riot of colour, with no manifesto or shared aims, absorbing and borrowing from popular culture as they went, and challenging notions of originality and what it meant to create art.
The classic Pop Art on show include an eight-metre-long fighter plane by James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup tin, a lament for Marilyn Monroe by Pauline Boty, Joe Tilson’s iconic images of Che Guevara and prints by Peter Blake.
Featuring recognisable works from both sides of the Atlantic, this exciting exhibition offers an insight into the modern age’s most important art movement.
This show has been developed as a partnership between the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
A One Night Stand with Tricity Vogue
- 8 June 2018 8-10pm
We kick off Pride weekend with a night of music from ukulele-wielding, cross-dressing “master showgirl” Tricity Vogue. Be entertained with cheeky original cabaret show tunes, drinking songs, plenty of costume changes and an opportunity for a singalong. Ms Vogue has been a sparkling light on the London Cabaret scene for over a decade, charming audiences across the capital and the country with her trademark wit, quirk and sauce.
- 16 June 2018 10:15am
- 11 August 2018 3:30pm
Led by our informative tutors, Laura and Naim, this course will teach you all the basic techniques of silversmithing, and because we keep numbers small there is time to explore a range of techniques for those that want to. From sawing, filing, texturing with hammers and drill, soldering with a blow torch, and polishing and finishing you’ll learn skills for the future whilst making something beautiful to take away.
We accept multi-levels on the course, so if you have done silversmithing before, either with us or someone else, feel free to come and expand your knowledge. You’ll make items of your choosing rather than following a set plan to give you the flexibility to make this day personal to you.
All materials included.
Suitable for age 16+
Suitable for beginners and experienced
You will be given an inch square piece of silver as well as unlimited brass and copper. More silver can be purchased on the day.
£72 | Booking required
Lino Cut Print Workshop with Adie Blundell
- 30 June 2018 10:15am-3:30pm
Our most popular workshop returns with artist Adie Blundell teaching you how to create your design and transfer it to lino. Discover the techniques needed to cut the design and create a relief surface, and experiment with inking and printing. Take home your handiwork and a new skill at the end of the day.
Suitable for complete beginners and those looking to refresh or develop skills.
All materials provided.
For ages 16+
£35 | Booking required
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
024 7623 7521