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BSL Tour of Modern Couples

Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

A photograph of Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst.

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 PicassoSalvador Dalí Frederico García LorcaCamille Claudel Auguste RodinFrida Kahlo & Diego RiveraEmile 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.

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