Browse previous exhibitions
Since the Barbican Art Gallery opened in March 1982, our visual arts programme has embraced art, architecture, design, fashion, photography and film. The Art Gallery Archive allows you to look back through the decades to discover past exhibitions and learn more about our programme and its legacy beyond the Barbican.
In partnership with renowned museums and art galleries, many of our exhibitions travel to reach both national and international audiences.
Our current and forthcoming programme includes:
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt: 16 Feb–27 May 2018
John Akomfrah's Purple
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid: 20 Feb–25 Mar 2018
The World of Charles and Ray Eames
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Detroit, USA: 5 May 2018–3 September 2018
Oakland Museum of California, USA: 13 October 2018–Jan 2019
For more information about our future programme and opportunities to collaborate please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Immunity from Seizure Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects which are loaned from overseas to temporary public exhibitions in approved museums or galleries in the UK where conditions are met when the object enters the UK.
The conditions are:
- the object is usually kept outside the UK
- the object is not owned by a person who is resident in UK
- the import of the object does not contravene any law
- the object is brought into UK for purpose of a temporary public exhibition at an approved museum or gallery
- the museum or gallery has published information about the object
The following objects are intended to form part of the forthcoming exhibition:
Basquiat: Boom for Real 1
2 Sep 2017–28 Jan 2018
Download the list of loans (pdf)
For further information, please refer directly to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 or the DCMS website.