Modern Couples Curator Tour

with Mels Evers

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Exhibition Tour with Jane Alison

Join us for a tour of Modern Couples, taking you through a historic journey from the turn of the 19th century through to the 1940s.

The tour will take visitors through a historic journey from Paris at the turn of the 19th century to New York’s queer space of Fire Island in the 1940s. Mels will focus on the life and work of Camille Claudel and Auguste RodinFrida Kahlo and Diego RiveraPaul CadmusJared French and Margaret FrenchLavinia Schulz and Walter Holdt; and more. Discussing the diverse practices of these couples the tour will elaborate on the exhibition making process that brought their work together here in the gallery.

Your ticket includes same day entry to the exhibition.


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14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

Unwaged: £12

Students: £10

Over 60s: £12

Young Person 14-17: £10

(Includes same day entry to the exhibition)

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Curator Jane Alison & Katy Hessel on Modern Couples

Curator Jane Alison and Katy Hessel (from The Great Women Artists) discuss some of creative and romantic couples featured in our exhibition 'Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde'.

Visit Modern Couples and you could win a Membership Plus

Every month we’ll pick a winning booker who'll unlock benefits like a year’s free gallery entry and access to exclusive private views

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