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Masculinities: Members' Hour

Members' Event

A black and white photograph of a well dressed, wealthy man looking despondent

See the exhibition in the morning before the gallery opens. 

Start your day by discovering this major group exhibition of film and photography which considers how masculinity has been coded, performed and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day. 

Examining depictions of masculinity from behind the lens, the Barbican brings together over 300 works by by over 50 pioneering international artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie AndersonSunil Gupta, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien and Catherine Opie..

This event is open to Barbican Members and Membership Plus only.

The gallery will be open from 09.00–10.00 for the private Members' hour. 

Members can book up to two tickets for this event for them and a guest. 

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image of a naked black man holding his knees to his chest

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