Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Glass fronted entrance to the Herbert Art Gallery and 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

Hippo Skull

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.
A photo of a few images from the exhibition, including the Winner

Coventry Open

  • 8 December 2018 — 24 February 2019 *on now

The work on display is selected by a panel of judges and is produced in a wide range of media, from painting and drawing, to sculpture and textiles. The winning artist is Jack Foster for his painting Kite.

During the exhibition, visitors are invited to fill out a YOU CHOOSE! voting form for their favourite work on display. The artist with the most votes will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

The Herbert thanks all of the artists who entered the Coventry Open and the judges who selected work for an inspiring exhibition.

#CoventryOpen2018

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

https://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1367/coventry_open

A lion amongst long grass, staring directly into the camera as it drinks from a pond.

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

  • 16 February — 2 June 2019 *on now

From breathtaking animal portraits and dramatic landscapes, to bizarre species and endangered habitats, this exhibition showcases the most arresting and spectacular images of our natural world.

The competition celebrates biodiversity, promotes conservation and champions ethical photography. Whether young, old, professional or amateur, the photographers featured raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of the world around us.

Awarded images from the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year will be displayed at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum as part of an international tour.

The acclaimed competition, first held in 1965, showcases the most impressive images of the natural world, from breath-taking animal portraits and dramatic landscapes, to bizarre species and endangered habitats.

The 2018 edition of Wildlife Photographer of the Year celebrates biodiversity, promotes conservation, and champions ethical photography, with winning photographs chosen from over 45,000 submissions by expert judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London, with the award-winning images seen by millions across the globe each year, and the Herbert is the first West Midlands gallery to host the exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

https://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1406/wildlife_photographer_of_the_year

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.
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Bring The Noise Fest

  • 16 February 2019 3-7pm *on now

Everybody come together for the Bring The Noise Fest, Showcasing the best of Coventry's upcoming music talent. Featuring our house band the Media Maniacs, Hubble G, DJ Gold Dust, Ninianne Hutson, James Hammond and many more....

Bring The Noise is a project set up by Media Mania and funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music.

Under 13s must be accompanied with an adult.

Old Grammar School | 3pm - 7pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

https://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1397/bring_the_noise_fest

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GRAIN Photographer's Talk - Kate Peters

  • 27 February 2019 6-8pm

The evening talks are to be given by internationally critically acclaimed artists who work in photography and fine art.

Kate Peters
A photographer originally from Warwickshire Kate’s work has been exhibited internationally including at HPGRP New York. In 2012 the Guardian Weekend Magazine commissioned her to photograph 32 Olympians including Chris Hoy and Mo Farah. A selection of Kate’s portraits are in the National Portrait Gallery, London. In 2013 she won an award from the Royal Photographic Society and the Freshfields Prize at the Renaissance Awards. In 2018 she made work in the Midlands, including in Coventry for SIXTEEN. This is to be exhibited at Format International Photography Festival 2019.



£5 | Booking Required

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 | Booking Required

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kate-peters-artist-talk-tickets-53684221953

A monstera leaf in bright colours with the logo in the middle.

Spring Makes Art & Crafts Fair

  • 23 March 2019 10am-4pm

Join us to meet a host of fantastic local artists and makers to help brighten your life ready for the start of a new season!
Free to attend

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

https://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1400/spring_makes_art__crafts_fair

Camera amongs red foliage

GRAIN Photographer's Talk - Katrina Sluis

  • 27 March 2019 6-8pm

The evening talks are to be given by internationally critically acclaimed artists who work in photography and fine art.

Katrina Sluis
A New Zealand born artist, writer, curator and educator Katrina is Curator (Digital Programme) at The Photographers' Gallery, London and a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University. Her writing has been featured in journals including Photographies, Philosophy of Photography and ArteEast. She is presently working on contributions to the forthcoming volumes The Photographic Image in Digital Culture, Exhibiting Photography and The Companion to Photography.

£5 | Booking Required

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 | Booking Required

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/katrina-sluis-artist-talk-tickets-53726614751

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014 logo: Museums at Night

Website

http://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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