BSL Tour of Modern Couples
Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde
A tour of exhibition in British Sign Language, suitable for Deaf and hard of hearing visitors.
Led by John Wilson, this tour will highlight key artworks on display in the exhibition using BSL. The tour will be interpreted for non BSL users by Anna Kitson.
Explore modern art and modern love; Modern Couples reveals how relationships can become a playground for creativity.
Featuring the biggest names in Modern Art, Modern Couples explores creative relationships, across painting, sculpture, photography, design and literature. Meet the artist couples that forged new ways of making art and of living and loving. The exhibition illuminates these creative and personal relationships, from the obsessional and fleeting to the life-long.
Including Dora Maar & Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dalí & Frederico García Lorca; Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera; Emile Flöge & Gustav Klimt – plus many more.
No specialist knowledge is required. This friendly and informal tour will last approximately an hour and a half with time for questions and answers. Please note this is a BSL interpreted tour.
Booking in advance is essential for this tour. You can also book tickets in person or contact the Barbican Centre Box Office 020 7638 8891 (10am-8pm daily) or Text phone: 07710 854 085. A booking fee applies for telephone bookings. There is no booking fee when tickets are purchased in person from the Box Office.
Visit Modern Couples and you could win a Membership Plus
Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
Doors normally in open position during exhibition hours. Ticket desk 98cm with a drop section of 76cm. Step-free access on each floor of the Art Gallery.
The Art Gallery has two levels, linked by a flight of 24 stairs with an intermediate landing. A passengeroperated lift (76 x 110cm) connects the two floors. If you need assistance, staff will be happy to help.
Assistance dogs are welcome. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the gallery staff during your visit.
Large-print exhibition information
To request a large print copy, please call the Art Gallery on 020 7382 2382 before your visit.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.
Enhanced security measures are currently in place at the Barbican.
As part of these measures only one reasonably-sized bag (no larger than 32cm L x 18cm W x 22cm H) per person may be taken inside our venues and all bags may be searched by a member of our team.
We ask that, where possible, visitors avoid bringing large bags to the Centre. If you do need to check bags into our free cloakrooms, we suggest arriving early. All bags deposited will be subject to search and random bag searches are also in operation.
Please also remember that belongings should not be left unattended at any time.
Thank you for your understanding – we look forward to welcoming you to the Barbican.