My selection of visual arts shows, announced for the Midlands in 2011…

On now. Until 18th January 2012 (yes 2012, not a typo).
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham.
Sacred and Profane: Treasures of Ancient Egypt. A selection from… “one of the most stunning assemblages of ancient Egyptian decorative art worldwide”, the Myers Eton College Collection of Egyptian Antiquities.

On now. Until 27th February 2011.
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, the Black Country.
Transformations: Furniture in Glass. “Spectacular show of contemporary glass furniture and furnishings”.

Danny Lane, “Etruscan Chair”

On now. Until 31st January 2011.
Weston Park gallery, Staffordshire.
Robyn Geddes. Exhibition of the vivid bird prints of Andy Warhol’s master printmaker.

Robyn Geddes, “Delirious Wait in Birkina Faso”

29th January 2011 – 15th May 2011.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
The Poetry of Drawing: Pre-Raphaelite Designs, Studies and Watercolours.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, drawing made as a present to Millais. “The First Anniversary of the Death of Beatrice”.

11th February – 5th June 2011.
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.
Secret Egypt. “First time” outing for a “blockbuster exhibition”. Brings together over 200 objects from some of the most important Egyptian collections in the country.

Dog Mummy, at the Egyptian Museum

9th March – 16th April 2011.
Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire.
King James Bible Anniversary Exhibition. “Lichfield Cathedral will be displaying during Lent 2011 a world class collection of manuscript and early printed Bibles, telling the story of how the King James translation came about.”

King James Bible

28th May – 31st July 2011.
Quad, Derby.
Aesthetic Journalism. “The exhibition puts forward the idea that art and journalism are not separate forms of communication, but rather two sides of a unique activity; the production and distribution of information.”

18th June 2011 – 25th September 2011.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Home of Metal. Documenting Birmingham and the Black Country as the historic home of heavy metal music.

Black Sabbath, “Black Sabbath” LP album cover (1970)

25th June 2011 to 2nd October 2011.
Compton Verney, Warwickshire.
Stanley Spencer and the English garden. “This exhibition focuses on a crucial, but hitherto ignored, aspect of [the English visionary artist Stanley] Spencer’s work: his gorgeous garden views and landscapes.”

Stanley Spencer, “Zacharias and Elizabeth”

27th May – 18th September 2011.
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham.
Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art.

David Inshaw

   [ You may also be interested in my 2011 list of arts and media producer -related events ]