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Designed to be different

We celebrate artists who see things differently

The Barbican was designed to be different, and our exhibitions are just the same

We celebrate artists who see things differently. See for yourself. 

See what you can discover at the Barbican below. 

Art Gallery

For exhibitions with impact

NOW: Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art 

SOON: Francis Alÿs: Ricochets

📍 Level 3 
🎟️ Paid

In the Gallery

The Curve

Our cornerless gallery is free to visit, hosting multiple commissions a year

Discover experiments across art, film and design from names you’ll want to know. 

NOW: Soufiane Ababri: Their mouths were full of bumblebees but it was me who was pollinated

SOON: Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum 

📍 Level G 
🎟️ Free

In the Curve

Find our commissions

Artists respond to our beautiful brutal home all around the Centre

NOW: Ibrahim Mahama: Purple Hibiscus

📍 Lakeside Terrace
🎟️ Free

NOW: Ranjani Shettar: Cloud songs on the horizon

📍 Conservatory
🎟️ Free

Our Commissions

Look around you

One of the most iconic landmarks in London, the Barbican is an artwork in itself

ALWAYS: Join the thousands who visit every day, and make your visit your own. #MyBarbican

📍 All around
🎟️ Free

Our building

Take a look

Our programme includes exhibitions, public commissions and more. Watch our trailer for a sneak peak...

Pay What You Can

Get tickets for as little as £3 to our gallery exhibitions.

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With your support, we can celebrate artists who dare to be different