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.
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.
Artist Rashid Johnson discusses Dubuffet's influence on his own artistic practice.
A discussion between Foster and Minturn based on the formers 2020 monograph Brutal Aesthetics: Dubuffet, Bataille, Jorn, Paolozzi, Oldenburg (Princeton University Press).
A discussion between Sarah Lombardi and Ben Platts-Mills about Martine Deyres’s documentary Our Lucky Hours, which tells the story of a pioneering psychiatric institution in 1930s France.
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
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.
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.