A few things to consider before your visit:
- We currently have a reduced capacity and timed entry slots. All visitors, including Barbican Members, must book tickets online in advance.
- Please note that from the 17 May two households will be able to visit together in a group of up to six (subject to review).
- Our cloakrooms are currently closed so avoid bringing large bags with you. Long umbrellas will not be allowed in the gallery.
- A large print guide is available to download here for visitors that might find it useful.
Read the Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty online exhibition guide featuring section introductions and a gallery map.
Not familiar with Jean Dubuffet ? Don’t fear, as our Research Assistant and resident Dubuffet expert Camille Houzé has written a short biography about the artist’s life and legacy.
Take inspiration from Jean Dubuffet's art and learn more about Art Brut with these fun animated activities to make you and your family feel creative.
Explore this series of talks with contemporary artists about how Jean Dubuffet and the Art Brut movement have influenced their practice. With Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu and more.
Families and Schools
Family Activity Sheet
Get the whole family involved in the Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty exhibition with our interactive exercises in our Family Activity Sheet
Download our Teacher Resource, suitable for Key Stages 2 - 5. Inspired by Jean Dubuffet's playful and experimental spirit, the tasks are aimed to get students of all ages exploring his life and work in a fun and creative way.
Entry to the Art Gallery is free for all students in Key Stages 1-3. A discounted group booking rate of £3 per student is available to students in formal education groups up to the age of 19.
We have a few dates across the run specifically dedicated to schools, please let us know if you want to come during these times when booking:
22 June: 10-11am and 2-3pm
6 July: 10-11am
13 July: 10-11am and 2-3pm
For bookings and enquiries please contact the school groups booking line:
Tel: 020 7382 7211 (Mon–Fri 10am–5pm)
Email: [email protected]
Please note, you will need to book at least two weeks in advance if you would like a free exhibition introduction as part of your visit.
All group visits will be subject to current government guidance, so please check current developments before planning your trip.