Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Archive

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1600
Sun 1200-1600

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Social History

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Collections

The Herbert has extensive and wide ranging collections which are grouped under four broad headings:
• Visual Arts
• Social and Industrial History
• Archaeology
• 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.

www.theherbert.org/collections

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Journeys With ‘The Waste Land’

  • 15 September — 18 November 2018 *on now

The Waste Land is a major work of 20th century literature, written by TS Eliot in 1921 in the aftermath of the First World War. Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is an exhibition led by independent curator, Michael Tooby, and organised in collaboration with Turner Contemporary in Margate, by the Mead Gallery and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in association with Coventry Cathedral. This exhibition explores the contemporary significance of TS Eliot’s seminal poem and the way it has resonated with artists over the years. An extension of the exhibition continues in Coventry Cathedral.

The works selected for exhibition have been researched by a group of volunteers drawn from the Coventry area and include historical and contemporary works by artists including Peter Blake, Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink, RB Kitaj, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Paul Nash, George Shaw, John Stezaker, Graham Sutherland and JMW Turner. Through these works, the exhibition explores themes within Eliot’s poem of journeys and fragmentation. The selection also makes reference to Coventry’s history as a city fragmented by, and rebuilt upon, the ruins of war.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1364/journeys_with_the_waste_land

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Cézanne: Montagne Sainte-Victoire

  • 21 September 2018 — 20 January 2019

Paul Cézanne is one of the greatest Post-Impressionist painters and his work had significant influence on Picasso and early 20th century art. His painting, Montagne Sainte-Victoire with Large Pine, is kindly on loan from the Courtauld Gallery in London and will be on display at the Herbert this autumn. To complement the Cézanne we will be showing some of our best landscape paintings by artists like Paul Nash, David Bomberg, LS Lowry and Prunella Clough.

This is a unique opportunity to see one of greatest post-impressionist masterpieces and a much-loved work from The Courtauld Gallery’s world-class collection.

This project is a collaboration with the Courtauld Gallery, London. A partnership reflecting the family's links with Coventry.

This installation and related events are generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund & The Courtauld Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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ARTIST ROOMS Presents Anselm Kiefer

  • 19 October 2018 — 27 January 2019

Drawing from ARTIST ROOMS' collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, this exhibition features key works spanning the past 40 years of Anselm Kiefer’s career.

Anselm Kiefer’s work is characterised by an unflinching willingness to confront taboo and controversial issues from recent history, often addressing the legacy of Germany after the Second World War. This is a fantastic opportunity to see this collection of works shown for the first time in Coventry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1368/artist_rooms_presents_anselm_kiefer

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Nightmares and Nibbles

Nightmares & Nibbles

  • 26 October 2018 7-9pm, 9:30-11:30pm
  • 27 October 2018 7-9pm, 9:30-11:30pm
  • 31 October 2018 7:30-9:30pm

As All Hallows approaches, join Dr Frankenstein at this medieval hospital site for a sip and a nibble at the grand unveiling of a secret laboratory. This lab and clinic explores the properties of the human body and soul creating miracle cures for those daring to try this selection of tasty yet gruesome delights…A darkly humorous bodily buffet will slay your hunger pangs whilst experimental cocktail concoctions will unleash your inner monster. Scenery will feature historic taxidermy from the Herbert’s collection.

All food is vegan - despite its appearance. Gluten free is catered for on request.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

Old Grammar School
Bishop Street
Coventry
CV1
Coventry

Additional info

Food and drink onsite
Toilets

Admission

£25 including a large glass of wine

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nightmares-and-nibbles-tickets-49652768768

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well
Coventry
CV1 5QP
England

Website

www.theherbert.org

E-mail

info@culturecoventry.com

Telephone

024 7623 7521

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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