Relaxed Viewing of Postwar Modern
Advance booking is essential but visitors can arrive when they want. Just be aware that the viewing will last 90 minutes in total.
A Relaxed Viewing of Postwar Modern
Throughout the run of the exhibition we will be hosting a small number of relaxed viewings. These are intended for anyone who may benefit from a very relaxed environment, where you can enter and exit more freely.
Carers visit for free.
A few things to know about the relaxed view:
• Exhibition capacity is reduced to allow a calmer environment
• The Front of House team are briefed on providing a more informal service
• A quiet space is provided with comfortable seating
• Advance booking is essential but visitors can arrive when they want. Just be aware that the viewing will last 90 minutes in total.
• If visitors have a particular requirement, or any questions ahead of their visit, do let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate any requests.
Postwar Modern is a revelatory new take on art in Britain after the Second World War, a period when artists had to make sense of an entirely altered world. The exhibition explores the art produced in Britain in the wake of a cataclysmic war. Certainty was gone, and the aftershocks continued, but there was also hope for a better tomorrow. These conditions gave rise to an incredible richness of imagery, forms and materials in the years that followed.
Focusing on ‘the new’, Postwar Modern features 48 artists and around 200 works of painting, sculpture, photography, collage and installation. As well as reconsidering well-known figures, the exhibition foregrounds artists who came to Britain as refugees from Nazism or as migrants from a crumbling empire, in addition to female artists who have tended to be overlooked.
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The Art Gallery is located on Level 3 and can be accessed by stairs and lifts from Level G or via the Sculpture Court if coming from outside.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Doors normally in open position during exhibition hours. Ticket desk 98cm with a drop section of 76cm. Step-free access on each floor of the Art Gallery.
The Art Gallery has two levels, linked by a flight of 24 stairs with an intermediate landing. A passengeroperated lift (76 x 110cm) connects the two floors. If you need assistance, staff will be happy to help.
Assistance dogs are welcome. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the gallery staff during your visit.
Large-print exhibition information
To request a large print copy, please call the Art Gallery on 020 7382 2382 before your visit.
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Enhanced security measures are currently in place at the Barbican.
As part of these measures only one reasonably-sized bag (no larger than 32cm L x 18cm W x 22cm H) per person may be taken inside our venues and all bags may be searched by a member of our team.
We ask that, where possible, visitors avoid bringing large bags to the Centre. If you do need to check bags into our free cloakrooms, we suggest arriving early. All bags deposited will be subject to search and random bag searches are also in operation.
Please also remember that belongings should not be left unattended at any time.
Thank you for your understanding – we look forward to welcoming you to the Barbican.